Meet Zoe

Zoe is 9 years old and has celiac disease.

9-year-old Zoe is still getting used to her new gluten-free diet. Luckily, we have lots of love and encouragement here at Kids Central!

How long have you been gluten-free?

2 months.

What symptoms did you have?

I had a stomachache all the time and I was always tired.

How do you feel now?

I feel better because I'm not as tired as much. I feel sad because I cannot share food with my friends.

What's the hardest part about being gluten-free?

Making sure my food is not cross-contaminated and explaining to people that I can't eat gluten.

What's the best part about being gluten-free?

The best part is that I get my own food. It makes me feel special.

What's your favorite thing to do?

I like to play hockey and I like to play with my friends.


Complete our Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist today to find out if you could have celiac disease and how to talk to your doctor about getting tested.