Children with celiac disease and their families now have a plethora of new dietary alternatives thanks to an increasing gluten-free industry. The quality of these meals varies, and processed foods may be rich in calorie content but low in nutritional value.  disResearchers covered, through a cross-sectional assessment of the dietary preferences of a cohort of children with celiac disease, that these processed food items have become a mainstay of the gluten-free diet, and in many cases, these foods are consumed at the expense of healthy alternatives.

Furthermore, children with celiac disease and their families lose interest in dietary instruction with time, indicating that the best time to instill a balanced diet is at the time of diagnosis.