About Kids Central
Kids Central is a new initiative integrated into the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ (NFCA) Healthcare and Patient Services programming. Located at www.CeliacCentral.org/kids, Kids Central aims to be the #1 hub for gluten-free kids and their parents.
The mission of Kids Central is to:
Help families with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity maintain a gluten-free lifestyle at home and in school.
Enlist children’s help in raising awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, increasing timely detection, and educating celiac and gluten sensitive patients and the school support team, including teachers and nurses, who serve them.
Build a community of celiac and gluten sensitive kids that fosters self-empowerment and improvement in social, emotional and physical well-being.
The history of Kids Central:
A preliminary version of Kids Central was launched in May 2011, featuring games, guides and a survey that sought feedback and suggestions from parents of celiac and gluten sensitive children. Survey responses were incorporated into the further development of Kids Central.
Froose Brands, which produces kid-friendly gluten-free gummy snacks and beverages, donated resources and graphical support to make Kids Central a vibrant and lively destination.
Now in it's next phase, Kids Central features a separate section for kids and parents, allowing kids to have their own space to explore and contribute. The Parents Page includes articles and research news specific to parenting gluten-free children, plus links to gluten-free recipes and product reviews on the Kids Page.
Continued support from Froose Brands has made this bigger and better version of Kids Central a bright and welcoming place for kids of all ages.
The future of Kids Central:
With the help of generous donors, sponsors and volunteers, NFCA will continue to build this resource. Most importantly, we hope that children who visit Kids Central will share their stories, recipes and favorite products as a way to share their knowledge and feel more positive about their gluten-free lifestyle.
Help Kids Central continue to grow!
To support Kids Central, you and your children can participate in NFCA's Awareness All-Stars fundraiser, a kids-only campaign running through December 31, 2011. To learn more, see our Awareness All-Stars Fundraiser Information.
Please see our Sponosorship Opportunities on Kids Central.