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Celiac Sufferers Must Be Picky Eaters

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Eating nothing but gluten-free foods requires self-discipline. But people who have celiac disease must follow the strict diet or face the consequences, says Danielle Nebel, a junior at Calabasas High School who was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder when she was 2½ years old.

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 (Barley and Rye) 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.

CDF CEO Marilyn Geller Interviewed in Gluten-Free Living Magazine

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By Van Waffle | February 24, 2014   Despite a growing awareness of celiac disease, most people still don’t know they have it. When a pediatrician phoned Marilyn Geller with test results indicating her 15-year-old son probably had celiac disease, Geller did not understand what the physician was saying. With a master’s of science in public health […]

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.

Jones Dairy Farm, Proud Provider of Gluten-Free Options and Celiac Disease Foundation Sponsor, Celebrates 125 Years of Great Food

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Proud Celiac Disease Foundation sponsor, Jones Dairy Farm, celebrates its 125th anniversary since its founding in 1889. Always a forward thinking company, Jones Dairy Farm has proven its commitment to the celiac and gluten-free communities by offering over 200 gluten-free products as well as supporting the Celiac Disease Foundation in our quest to improve awareness, […]

Celiac Disease Foundation Year In Review

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Because of your will and generous support, CDF is beginning to move the diagnosis needle for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. We have seen progress through our efforts in Research, Education, Advocacy and Awareness. Please take a look at our “Year in Review” to see the impact your support has made.

Celiac Disease Foundation Unveils New Healthcare Practitioner Directory

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Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) launched the nation’s most comprehensive online directory for patients to find reliable information on healthcare practitioners familiar with diagnosing and treating celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. From coast to coast, patients can search by ZIP code to help them choose a healthcare practitioner in their town who will understand their […]