Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Snacks Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email 15 Easy Gluten-Free Snack Ideas for Children’s Ministry Published: January 9, 2023 If you’re going to offer a snack in your children’s ministry, it’s important to make sure all children can have a snack. That means you may have to provide gluten-free options. Here are some yummy staples to have on-hand in your children’s ministry. 15 Easy Gluten-Free Snack Ideas 1. String cheese (This is as easy as it gets!) 2. Hummus (Hummus is yummus!) 3. Almonds 4. Frozen bananas (Just peel them, and pop them in the freezer.) 5. Fruit skewers 6. Gluten-free cereal (Chex, Fruity Pebbles) 7. Jell-O 8. Applesauce/fruit cups 9. Popsicles 10. Annie’s Gluten Free Bunnies 11. Kinnikinnick Critters 12. Chopped veggies 13. Popcorn The 504 Plan By the way: Have you heard of the 504 plan? Children on medically-necessary diets, like a gluten-free diet, who attend public schools (or federally-funded private schools) may be eligible for an individualized, written agreement between the family and the school to ensure that appropriate accommodations are made for the kids’ needs. A 504 plan for a child with celiac disease might, for example, address the availability of gluten-free foods in the cafeteria, call for kitchen staff training in label reading and prevention of cross-contamination and set parameters for in-classroom food for birthday parties or boxed lunches for field trips. Several sample 504 plans for children with celiac disease are available online and can be used as a starting point. Looking for more snack ideas? Check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!