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What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the consumption of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Three million Americans have celiac disease, yet 95% of those who have it are undiagnosed.

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Gluten-Free Pantry Raid

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Enter to win a gluten-free pantry makeover - It'll make cooking at home simpler and safer!

This May, make a donation of $20 or more to NFCA and you’ll be entered to win a Gluten-Free Pantry Makeover. The grand prize winner will get a special in-home visit from our gluten-free expert, armed with a slew of gluten-free products and some handy tools, to create a fully stocked and well-organized kitchen.

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Blogger Campaign: 5 Ways to Keep It Simple and Safe

Simple tips for every stage of your gluten-free journey, from newly diagnosed to veterans.

Our Celiac Awareness Month blogger campaign is back. This year, our guest bloggers are offering 4 weeks of advice, from baking with gluten-free mixes to starting your own gluten sensitive dining group.

Guests blogs will be posted on Celiac Central: Bits & Bites Monday-Friday, with a different focus each day of the week.

Here's the run down:Celiac Awareness Month 2012 Blogger Badge

  • Monday - Cooking/Baking Gluten-Free
  • Tuesday - Nutrition/Wellness
  • Wednesday - Raising a Gluten-Free Kid
  • Thursday - Dining Out Gluten-Free
  • Friday - NFCA Resources You Should Know About

See the list of guest bloggers on our staff blog: Celiac Central: Bits and Bites


State of the Union: Live Chat with Experts on Gluten-Related Disorders

Top experts break down the latest research into simple terms and need-to-know pointers.

When: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Time: 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
Where: Your computer
Register: Visit the Event Page

Additional events:

Sponsored Promotions

  • DeBoles® Gluten-Free Pasta Party
    Rediscover the simple pleasure of a pasta night with the family.

The Hain Celestial Group Inc logoMake your Celiac Awareness Month celebration complete with a pasta party! A gluten-free one, to be precise. Visit NFCA’s Facebook page starting May 1 and click on the DeBoles Gluten-Free Pasta Party album (it’s under Photos). Leave a comment on one of the photos and you’ll be entered to win one of 5 giveaways. Each winner will receive 3 boxes of DeBoles Gluten-Free Pasta, courtesy of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
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  • Rudi’s Spread the Bread
    Get a dollar, give a dollar. Simple as that.

Rudi's Gluten-Free BakeryRudi’s coupon campaign is back, but this time you get to choose who benefits. Download a coupon to get $1 off Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bread and they’ll donate $1 to a celiac disease organization of your choice – including NFCA!
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  • GoMacro Bars
    A simple code turns your purchase into a contribution.

    GoMacro is offering this Celiac Awareness Month special: Order 1 case of any flavor of MacroBars and their stainless steel water bottle for $49.95 ($55.30 value) and 10% will be donated to NFCA. Enter NFCA10 as the coupon code.
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The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has experienced speakers on staff ready to share their expertise in celiac disease and the gluten-free lifestyle.

Contact Karen Parziale at karen@celiaccentral.org to arrange an interview with one of our experts.

Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Celiac disease and gluten-free diet overview
  • Barriers to diagnosis
  • Personal experiences with celiac disease
  • Gluten-free dining and food safety
  • Growth of gluten-free market

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