We’ve booked a holiday in Spain, and so have the usual holiday dilemma ‘do we or don’t we pack GF?’

We opted out of in-flight meals, and we’ll take a picnic of sorts for the plane. When we get there, we’re self-catering, so we’ll be able to pick and choose the food to buy. The supplementary board tells me that we’ll be able to get Proceli, Bi-Aglut and Schaer products – and some others – from a variety of supermarkets.

But of course, when catering for children, they do like to have things that they know and trust – and trust is a key element in managing the diet. You do need to be able to trust your food not to damage you. So I expect I’ll pack the usual – some Juvela rolls, a pizza base or two, and some pasta.

We’ll report back. In the meantime:

I have an illness called coeliac disease and have to follow a strict gluten-free diet.
Tengo una enfermedad que se llama celiaca y necesito sequir una dieta rigurosa libre de gluten.

I can eat food containing rice, maize, potatoes, all kinds of vegetables and fruit, eggs, cheese, milk, meat and fish – as long as they are not cooked with wheat flour, batter, breadcrumbs or sauce.
Puede comer alimentos que contienen arroz, maiz, patatas, todo tipo de verdure y fruta, huevos, queso, leche, carne y pescado – siempre que no hayan sido preparados con harina de trigo, rebozo, pan rayado o con salsas.

Thank you for your help.
Muchas gracias por su ayuda.