Turkish schools to offer gluten-free meals
Meltem Özgenç – ANKARA
Turkey’s Health Ministry and Education Ministry are set to cooperate for students who are gluten-intolerant, ordering schools across Turkey to offer gluten-free meals for pupils with the celiac disease.
School managements will make sure canteens offer gluten-free products, too, among other products.
The canteen owners and personnel will be given a training regarding celiac disease.
To avoid cross contamination, it will be a must for the canteen personnel to have separate cooking tools such as sandwich toasters, deep frying pans, and grilles for gluten-free use.
When teachers conduct various activities involving food, they will consider the special menu diets of their students and show the necessary sensitivity for those with celiac diets to not feel “excluded.”