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Marilyn’s Message November 2014

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The holiday season is a time of reflection, and each of us at Celiac Disease Foundation want to thank you for all that you have done this year. You should also know that we are not the only ones who appreciate you. Each day, we hear from physicians, researchers, seniors, young adults, mothers and fathers […]

CDF 2014 Year in Review

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As we reflect on this past year, we want to thank you for your generous support, which has enabled us to achieve important advances in each of our key mission areas. CDF launched an Online Advocacy Program in order to encourage the public to bring celiac disease to the forefront of the nation’s healthcare agenda. We also unveiled a series of online tools, including a Symptoms & Conditions Checklist, a Healthcare Practitioner Directory, and a 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease. Additionally, CDF provided a comprehensive didactic seminar at the National Education Conference this past June when Medical Directors from Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Quest Diagnostics, and LabCorp joined together for a biopharma panel to present information about advances in the screening and treatment of celiac disease.

Meet Janelle Smith, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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Meet Janelle Smith, UCLA-educated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and member of CDF’s Medical Advisory Board. Janelle specializes in gastrointestinal symptom management through appropriate nutrition and food choices, helping you adapt to living on a gluten-free diet. As CDF’s new resource to help our community live gluten-free, she is here to provide tips and tricks for Back to […]

Back to the Basics for Back-to-School

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All children need a balanced diet to allow their bodies and minds to develop; those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are especially at risk of nutritional and vitamin deficiencies. Get Back to the Basics for Back to School with these tips to ensure your child has the best chance at learning and growing this […]

Celiac Disease Foundation Welcomes Freshology as Its Newest Sponsor!

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Freshology underscores its support for gluten intolerant customers with their CDF sponsorship and new gluten-free meal plan Freshology, a Los Angeles based meal delivery service for health–aware consumers, has become the newest official sponsor of Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF). After the recent launch of their gluten-free meal program, a formalized relationship with CDF was the natural […]

CDF Supports NASSCD Comments on USPSTF Research Plan for Screening for Celiac Disease

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The Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board, together with the National Board of Directors submitted a letter to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force supporting the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) comments on the Task Force’s draft research plan for screening for celiac disease. Among other comments, the NASSCD encouraged the USPSTF to focus on high risk individuals (those who are symptomatic, have associated diseases or a family history) in their research.

Marilyn’s Message September 2014

Marilyn Geller

One year ago, Celiac Disease Foundation introduced our School Nurse Awareness Plan (SNAP!) Back-to-School outreach campaign. Since then, with your generous support, our Chapters have educated more than 2,000 school nurses and health aides throughout the country in the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. This fall, we are extending our Back-to-School campaign, at your request, to include outreach to physician offices. Through our Community Engagement Survey, you asked that CDF create a program to allow you to directly participate in educating our school health workers and our medical community about celiac disease. CDF now proudly presents the 2014 Back-to-School Advocacy Campaign where by making a gift or by ordering Patient Info Cards to put in your physician’s office, or a “Why Does My Stomach Hurt All the Time?” Poster for your school health office, you are helping thousands of children and their parents get the help they need to reach a timely diagnosis.

Back to School with Almonds – Nature’s Perfect Gluten-Free Snack

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Celiac Disease Foundation gratefully acknowledges The Almond Board of California for their support of the celiac and gluten-sensitive community, and for providing the following: If you’re reading this article, you most likely know someone – a child, close friend or other family member—with celiac disease, or perhaps have been diagnosed yourself. You also likely understand […]

Marilyn’s Message August 2014

Marilyn Geller

This month Celiac Disease Foundation launches the CDF Online Advocacy Program designed to empower the celiac community to advocate for our disease.  The Advocacy Program features CDF’s public policy priorities, tools and resources for taking action on both a national and local basis, a Legislative Action Center in partnership with the American Celiac Disease Alliance […]