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About the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improving quality-of-life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet.

NFCA Programs and Initiatives

The NFCA Team works year-round on a variety of programs and initiatives. Here are some of our ongoing projects:

  • Gluten-Free Resource Education and Awareness Training (GREAT)
    GREAT is a series of online courses that teach foodservice and healthcare professionals how to serve individuals with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. The most popular course, GREAT Kitchens, which offers gluten-free training to restaurants, was recently updated. The chefs at Appetite for Awareness 2012 are some of the first to complete the new training modules. Learn more about GREAT.
  • Celiac CME Central
    NFCA launched this free online continuing education program for primary care physicians in July 2010. Since then, more than 400 providers have taken the course, which teaches how to detect, diagnose and help patient manage celiac disease. Learn more at www.CeliacCMECentral.com.
  • Webinars
    NFCA offers free monthly webinars about celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and the gluten-free lifestyle. Topics range from talking to school administrators about your child's dietary needs, to preparing for the holiday season when you're gluten-free. Register for a free webinar.
  • Kids Central
    Accessed at CeliacCentral.org/kids, Kids Central is NFCA's online hub for gluten-free kids and their parents. Content includes kid-friendly gluten-free recipes, stories from real kids with gluten-related disorders and articles on parenting challenges. The highlight is the Awareness All-Stars campaign, a kids-only fundraiser that occurs each Fall. Visit Kids Central.
  • Athletes for Awareness
    NFCA works with a number of athletes who have celiac disease or another gluten-related disorder. These athletes write blog posts, hold fundraisers and promote a healthy, gluten-free lifestyle. Each year, NFCA hosts Celiac Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park, where gluten-free fans gather to root on the Phillies. Read the Athletes for Awareness blog.
  • Free Resources
    In addition to these initiatives, NFCA offers an abundance of resources for the general public and the gluten-free community. Visit our Resources page.

Buy Tickets to Appetite for Awareness 2012

Thursday, October 10, 2013
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Arts Ballroom
1324 Locust Street

NFCA thanks our
generous sponsors
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Title Sponsor

Jefferson University Hospitals
Thomas Jefferson University

Lead Media Partner

KYW Newsradio
KYW Newsradio


The Snider Foundation

Leigh & John Middleton

Springbank Foundation

Bob & Bea Bast

Alice & Will Bast

Laura Carlsmith &
Robert Bast

Pam & Rod Gagne

Amy & Bill Green,
The Green Family Charitable Foundation

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust

The William T. Vogt & Lorine E. Vogt Charitable Foundation

Anne & Walter Waldie
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Quest Diagnostics