The nurse is providing dietary teaching to the parents of a 7-year-old child with celiac disease. Which statement by the parents indicate that dietary teaching was successful?

  1. “We will serve rice more often.”
  2. “We will serve pretzels as a snack.”
  3. “I will use rye bread for sandwiches.”
  4. “We will start having steel-cut oatmeal for breakfast.”
Number 1 is correct.
Rationale: Gluten avoidance is the key focus of managing celiac disease. Rice, millet, and corn are suitable dietary choices for this client. All rye, oats, wheat, and barley should be eliminated from the client’s diet to avoid exacerbating the condition.