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Celiac Disease Foundation Celebrates May Celiac Awareness Month with 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan and Team Gluten-Free Challenge

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Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) today released a 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan to help individuals diagnosed with celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders and their families ease the transition to a gluten-free diet. The gluten-free meal plan provides a clear and concise 7 day menu of three meals and two snacks per day with easy to make recipes and “Quick-Fix” options for those on-the-go. This free meal plan, developed with CDF Medical Advisory Board member, Alicia Calvo, RD, CDE, can be accessed at celiac.org/mealplan.

In honor of Celiac Awareness Month and to showcase the 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan, CDF is encouraging celiac disease and gluten-sensitivity advocates to participate in its Team Gluten-Free Week without Wheat (Rye and Barley) Challenge. Participants will join CDF Board of Directors’ Treasurer Christopher Holland in committing to eating entirely gluten-free for at least 7 days in the month of May to raise funds and promote awareness of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders.

Gluten-Free Community Unites at Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference

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Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), the leading national organization improving the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders, today announced that over 3000 people are expected in Pasadena on June 7 – 8, 2014, for CDF’s 20th Annual National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO. Patients, family members, caregivers, health care professionals and gluten-free foodies will converge at the Pasadena Convention Center for this educational and gluten-free experience. The June 7th conference focuses on medical information and updates on celiac disease, one of the world’s most prevalent and under diagnosed genetic autoimmune diseases. The June 8th EXPO celebrates food options now available for people with celiac disease, the gluten-sensitive and others who seek benefit of the gluten-free lifestyle. For many of the conference attendees, this is the first time in which they will be surrounded by a community of people living with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity.

Marilyn’s Message March 2014

Marilyn Geller

Spring is traditionally a time of rebirth and renewal.  As the season changes, so is Celiac Disease Foundation. Now that the FDA has recognized the need for gluten-free labeling rules and the gluten-free market is so plentiful, CDF is deploying our resources to address the nation’s abysmal diagnosis rate for celiac disease.  With a focus […]

Celiac Disease Foundation Releases Celiac Symptoms Checklist

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Woodland Hills, CA; February 18, 2014 — Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) today released an interactive checklist to help individuals and families accurately define and report their symptoms of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity to their doctor or other health care practitioner.  This checklist not only will help individuals have more clear conversations with their healthcare providers, it will help more people with celiac disease get the proper diagnosis. This free checklist, developed with the CDF Medical Advisory Board, can be accessed at celiac.org/symptoms.

Marilyn’s Message February 2014

Marilyn Geller

With your support, Celiac Disease Foundation had an impactful 2013, making enormous strides in celiac disease, education, advocacy, awareness and research. This year, we’re adding community fundraising to our arsenal with the new and improved Team Gluten-Free. With new tools and resources, participants can easily raise funds in support of our mission. Community fundraising is […]

Marilyn’s Message December 2013

Marilyn Geller

Since inception in 1990, Celiac Disease Foundation has been at the forefront of celiac disease research and education. From sponsoring the first serology workshop that led to today’s celiac disease blood test, advocating on Capitol Hill for gluten-free labeling laws, partnering with mainstream manufacturers in creating today’s gluten-free marketplace, to launching a nationwide support network, CDF has played a crucial role in improving the lives of those with celiac disease and their loved ones. CDF is proud of its accomplishments during 2013. We couldn’t have done it without your generous support. Read more about how we have continued to drive diagnosis rates in the fight against celiac disease.

September 2013

Marilyn Geller

Dear CDF Friends and Supporters,

A number of our committed supporters have asked me why Celiac Disease Foundation applauds the FDA’s gluten-free labeling rule. As you well know, all FDA-regulated foods including dietary supplements bearing the claim “gluten-free” must contain less than 20 ppm [parts per million] of gluten. Health policy at Celiac Disease Foundation is directed by our Medical Advisory Board, comprised of globally respected experts in celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.