Step 2 – How much gluten free food can I order?


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.

Choose your group

The table below indicates the recommended number of units for different age and gender groups.

units table v2

Each food is allocated a unit value:

Unit table foods

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?