Celiac Awareness Month

Seriously, Celiac Disease | Personal Stories | Free eCookbook |
Gluten-Free Product of the Day | Upcoming Events | About Celiac Disease | Press

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Seriously, Celiac Disease

Talk Tell Test

Increasing celiac disease diagnoses through family member education and testing is a top priority for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). This Celiac Disease Awareness Month, NFCA encourages you to TALK to your family about their genetic risk. TELL them the facts. URGE them to test.

We can show you how.

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Family Testing: Personal Success Stories

Family Tree
We know it can be tough to get the conversation about celiac disease testing started with your relatives. Research shows there is a right and wrong way to approach the subject. In short? Getting your relatives to understand their risk is possible.

Hear from those who have been there and who have successfully worked with their relatives to get tested for celiac disease.purple line

Free eCookbook: Celiac Disease Awareness Month Edition

Celiac Awareness Month 2015 eCookbook

Gluten-free doesn't mean taste-free! This free eCookbook proves it. Download the eCookbook to access over 35 recipes from our sponsors and partners .

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Gluten-Free Product of the Day

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We’re featuring a different gluten-free product every day this month.  Check the Gluten-Free Product of the Day page daily for product ideas to change up your gluten-free food routine.

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Upcoming Events

Calendar Featured Event:

Completed: Free Webinar: The Right Time, The Right Place, The Right Conversation: Having the Confidence to Talk to Your Family Members About Celiac Disease Screening
Featuring Kristin Voorhees, MA, NFCA Director of Healthcare Initiatives and Christina Gentile, Psy.D., member of NFCA's Patient Advisory Council
Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. PDT
NFCA thanks Hain Celestial for sponsoring this webinar!

Other events:

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What is Celiac Disease?

full bodyCeliac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.  An estimated 1 in 133 Americans has celiac disease, yet 83% remain either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.  Currently, the only treatment is a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet.

Learn more:
Celiac Disease Symptoms
Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist
Testing & Diagnosis

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The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has experts on staff available to speak with the press about celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and the gluten-free lifestyle.

Media Contact:
Tessa Rossi

Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Family testing and the genetic link to celiac disease
  • Importance of celiac disease testing vs. just going gluten-free
  • Burden of living with celiac disease
  • Drug development and potential pharmaceutical treatments for celiac disease
  • Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and gluten-free diet overview
  • Barriers to diagnosis
  • Personal experiences with celiac disease
  • Gluten-free dining and food safety
  • Growth of the gluten-free market
  • Gluten-free food labeling
  • Gluten-free fad diet vs. a medical necessity

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NFCA thanks our lead sponsors for their support of Celiac Awareness Month:

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Canyon Bakehouse

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Enjoy Life logo

Freedom Foods logo

Gluten-Free Certification Program

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