Healthcare experts have produced helpful guidelines which recommend the monthly requirements of gluten-free foods a person with coeliac disease should receive on prescription to help maintain a healthy balanced diet.
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The table below indicates the recommended number of units for different age and gender groups. The arrangements for gluten-free prescriptions vary across the UK. Please ask your GP or dietitian for further information on the prescribing practices in your area.
Each food is allocated a unit value:
NB: Gluten-free mix is an all-purpose flour substitute.
Before seeing your healthcare professional, estimate what staple food you eat in a typical month by completing this 4 week Food Diary. This will help you calculate the most efficient way of using your monthly unit allowance.
Go to Step 3 – Setting up your gluten-free prescription?