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When you have celiac disease, you must eliminate gluten from your diet. It may seem hard at first, but foods containing wheat, rye or barley can be replaced with safe, gluten-free alternatives. However, since many processed foods contain gluten in a variety of forms, some detective work is needed to avoid problem foods and find the ones you like. These resources are provided to make the transition to a gluten-free life easier for you and your family.

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Note: All Printable Guides, including PDF, HTML and text versions, are copyright NFCA. Use of these materials without NFCA's permission is prohibited. If you would like to repost or link to this content, please contact cmcevoy@celiaccentral.org.

Diagnosis

  • What is Celiac Disease?
    Get the facts on celiac disease diagnosis and treatment in a handy 2-page guide.
    PDF (Updated!)

  • Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist
    Think you may have celiac disease? Complete this checklist, then talk to your doctor about the next steps.
    HTML | TEXT

  • Should You Be Gluten-Free? Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity Fast Facts
    Get the Top 10 facts you need to know, including the prevalence of celiac disease and the financial burden of living undiagnosed.
    PDF (Updated!) | HTML | TEXT

  • Celiac Disease and Women's Health: A Guide to Understanding
    Women are diagnosed with celiac disease 2-3 times more often than men. Learn about the unique impact celiac disease has on women's health, and get tips for maximizing nutrition during pregnancy.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

More: Visit the Celiac Disease Symptoms page »

Restoring Health

  • Celiac Disease in the Older Adult (Updated PDF!)
    A brief, yet comprehensive brochure for individuals living with celiac disease, age 60 and up.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT
    Printing instructions: Use print options to select double-sided printing or print page 1, then place paper back into paper tray and print page 2. If brochure does not fit printable area, select Page Scaling >> Fit to Printable Area or similar option from print options.

  • Getting Started Guide
    Updated in December 2013! From safe gluten-free alternatives and manufacturers to food labeling and national medical centers, this guide has it all.
    Click here to visit the download page.

  • The Gluten-Free Diet
    Post this bulleted list on your refrigerator for quick reference in the kitchen.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Gluten in Medications
    Check this list before starting a new medication to help avoid accidental gluten ingestion.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

More: Visit the Diagnosis & Treatment page »

Related Disease Series

  • Autoimmune Thyroid Conditions and Celiac Disease
    People with celiac disease are nearly four times more likely to develop an autoimmune thyroid condition. Learn about two of them: Hashimoto's disease and Graves' disease.
    PDF
     
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis: An Informational Guide
    Learn the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of 'celiac skin rash.'
    PDF

More: Learn more about Related Diseases »

Everyday Living

  • 4th of July Fun
    Sponsored by Blue Diamond, this quick guide offers tips on throwing a gluten-free 4th of July bash. Get help on everything from invitations to avoiding cross-contamination.
    PDF

  • 6 Ways to Refresh Your Gluten-Free Guests
    Sponsored by Cascade Ice, this guide has fun ways to relax and stay cool all summer long - gluten-free style!
    PDF

  • Beyond Gluten-Free: 4 Common Food Labels
    Sponsored by Mary's Gone Crackers, this guide explains what it means when we see certain terms on the food labels of our gluten-free food: organic, vegan, non-GMO and whole grain. 
    PDF

  • Celiac Aware Cities
    NFCA profiles the top 5 regions that request Do I Have Celiac brochures. Read what's up in healthcare, food, media and events for the celiac and gluten-free communities in each city.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Common Gluten-Free Alternatives (New format!)
    From "Veggies & Beyond" Webinar
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Dining Out Tips from NFCA
    Get a list of essential questions to ask your server about gluten-free protocols.
    PDF

  • Entertaining Gluten-Free Guests
    Help family and friends feel more confident when they cook for you or your gluten-free loved ones.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Gluten-Free Baking: Tips & Recipes
    Get baking tips and delicious recipes from former NFCA webinar panelist Chef Richard Coppedge of The Culinary Institute of America
    PDF

  • Gluten-Free Candy List 2012
    Check this list before you shop for treats at Halloween or year-round.
    PDF

  • Gluten-Free Gift Guide 2010
    Not sure what to buy your gluten-free loved ones? We have some suggestions, plus a printable shopping list.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Gluten-Free Holiday Drinks
    Add some holiday cheer to your party with these drink recipes from Cascade Ice
    PDF

  • Gluten-Free Menu Planning: Budget-Friendly Tips
    Complete with shopping tips, resources, recipes and more, this guide following the May 2013 webinar is your one-stop-shop for your budgeting needs.
    PDF

  • Gluten-Free Recipes for a Festive 4th of July
    NFCA shares ideas for adding some red, white and blue to your Independence Day party, plus light and fun drink recipes using Cascade Ice's sugar-free and gluten-free sparkling water.
    PDF

  • Gluten-Free Quick Snacks
    From "Veggies & Beyond" Webinar
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Gluten-Free Status of Energy Bars
    From "The Gluten-Free Effect on Athletes" Webinar
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Spook-tacular Gluten-Free Halloween Drinks
    Have a frightfully delicious Halloween with these gluten-free drink recipes from Cascade Ice & NFCA
    PDF

  • Summer Health & Fitness Guide
    Learn how to stay cool and fueled this summer with this quick gluten-free guide, sponsored by Blue Diamond.
    PDF

More: Read the Celiac Central monthly e-newsletter » [Subscribe]

Schools and ParentingNurse and Child

  • Activity for Awareness: Gluten-Free Nutrition Word Scramble
    Print out this activity and complete it with your kids to teach them about good gluten-free nutrition.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • 504 Roadmap
    Complete this guide to ensure a fun and safe environment for your child at school.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Back to School Meals & Snack for Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Kids
    Think outside the breadbox with these gluten-free and dairy-free ideas.
    PDF

  • Letter to Educator
    Inform your child's teachers about celiac disease and where to find more information.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT
  • Physician's Letter
    Ask your child's pediatrician to complete this letter for school records.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Celiacs and College: Tips for Parents and Prospective Students
    This brief article explains important questions to ask dining services and administration about gluten-free options while touring a college campus. (See next entry for extensive guide.)
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Navigating the Gluten-Free Diet at College
    This robust guide will help the college-bound celiac handle everything from dining hall options to roommate concerns.
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

More: Visit Kids Central »

Celiac Disease Q&As

These questions are from past NFCA Webinars. View the presentations in our Webinar Archives.

  • Veggies & Beyond Q&A (Oct. 2010)
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • The Gluten-Free Athlete Q&A (Sept. 2010)
    PDF | HTML | TEXT

  • Yes, You Can Eat! When Gluten Isn't the Only Ingredient You Avoid Q&A (June 2012)
    PDF

More: Submit your question to Ask the Dietitian »

 

Give Us Your Feedback!

 
  • Have you or your family members been diagnosed?
    Complete our celiac disease symptoms checklist today to find out if you are at risk of having celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity ('gluten sensitivity').  We can help improve your quality of life!
  • Stay Informed!
    Join our monthly newsletter to receive news, updates, and tips for healthy gluten-free living and information about celiac disease. Sign-up for the monthly e-mail newsletter