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Nearly 30% of Americans try to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Some stores have entire sections dedicated to gluten-free products. But are gluten-free products healthy for children?

A recent study revealed that products labeled gluten-free are not nutritionally better compared to “regular” children’s foods. Learn more about whether a gluten-free diet is right for your child and how to make a gluten-free diet a little easier. If you still have questions or concerns, talk to your pediatrician. 

If you don’t have a pediatrician, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate has pediatricians throughout the Upstate. To learn more about the outstanding pediatric primary care practices at Children’s Hospital, visit ghschildrens.org/primarycare or call 1-844-447-3627. 

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