Proud Sponsors of Celiac Disease Foundation

Celiac Disease Foundation thanks our sponsors for their generous contributions and commitment to educate, communicate and advocate for a greater awareness of celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. CDF serves as a trusted partner to the healthcare, food and hospitality industries. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Deborah Ceizler, Chief Development Officer at (818) 716-1513 ext. 103 or

Leadership Sponsor

General Mills



Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker® Gluten Free Baking Mixes have helped bring delicious treats back into the lives of many gluten free consumers. With our Gluten Free Brownie Mix, Yellow Cake Mix, Devils’ Food Cake Mix and Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, baked desserts and snacks can now be part of a gluten-free diet. Visit

And with Bisquick ® Gluten Free Mix, you can create everything from pancakes to appetizers and main dishes!

Chex cereals, made by General Mills, have been a family favorite for decades. Today, General Mills makes a total of seven delicious gluten free Chex cereals, including Rice, Corn, Honey Nut, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla. To learn more about Chex, visit


At Pillsbury we strive to inspire the Makers in all of us.  With our delicious line of Ready-to-Bake Gluten Free doughs, including Thin Crust Pizza Dough, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Pie and Pastry dough, it’s easier than ever to make Gluten Free meals, treats, and appetizers that the whole family will love!  Find them in the refrigerated aisle and try out one of our recipes for yourself:  Let the Making Begin!

Champion SponsorDole

Dole Packaged Foods LLC, a subsidiary of Dole International Holdings, is a leader in sourcing, processing, distributing and marketing fruit products and healthy snacks throughout the world. Dole markets a full line of canned, jarred, cup, frozen and dried fruit products and is an innovator in new forms of packaging and processing fruit.


Major Sponsor

blue-diamondFor snacks on the run or when planning your next get together, don’t forget to invite the irresistible taste of gluten-free Blue Diamond® Nut Thins®. You’ll love this natural cracker made from almonds and packed with good-for-you taste. Available in 8 differeBlueDiamondArtisanNutThinsnt varieties.

New from Blue Diamond®! Artisan Nut Thins®, a premium gluten-free cracker made with almonds, brown rice, and seeds. We think you’ll agree these artisan-baked crackers go well with anything, plus they have the added nutrition of beneficial seeds. Try all 3 flavors: Multi-seed, Sesame Seed, and Flax Seed.

And the best part? You can always feel good about purchasing Blue Diamond products because when you do, you support over 3,000 California almond growers that comprise Blue Diamond® Growers cooperative. All our almonds are grown with care, making our products the best-tasting snacks around!

For more information, please visit or connect with us on Facebook,

Premier Sponsor

Jones 125th_NEWFor nearly 125 years, Jones Dairy Farm has created simple wholesome products starting with their All Natural Sausage. So it’s no surprise that nearly 50 retail products including their all natural pork and turkey sausage, dry aged naturally smoked bacon, ham, Canadian bacon and liver sausage are certified gluten free by the GFCO. Known as the “original” all natural breakfast sausage, Jones Sausage is made without MSG, nitrites and preservatives. For more information about the entire Jones Dairy Farm product line as well as to discover gluten-free recipes, order online or find a nearby store where Jones products are sold, visit our new website at And if your local retailer does not carry Jones products, please be sure to request them by name.

Frito-Lay has a long-standing commitment to health and wellness and has been a leader in the food industry in making nutritional improvements based on sound science. Whether through improved products or new product introductions, Frito-Lay offers consumers a wide variety of snacks that can fit into a healthier lifestyle, and continues to build on these efforts. In 2010, Frito-Lay embarked on a multi-year initiative to validate products as gluten free and then label qualified products on packaging. We developed a rigorous gluten protocol for testing our ingredients and finished products, with input from the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) and CDF. Frito-Lay is using an analytical test called the R-Biopharm RDASCREEN Gliaden/Gluten assay to test our ingredients and finished products to ensure they contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten before making a “gluten free” claim. This is the level set forth by the FDA in its Proposed Rule for Gluten Free Labeling. Since many of our chips are made from simple ingredients like corn or potatoes, they have naturally always been made without gluten. So we are not removing gluten from our products, rather, we are testing that the products contain less than 20 ppm of gluten based on their recipe. To illustrate this on our packages, we have started adding a “gluten free” claim to our bags, where appropriate. The claim on packaging can appear in the form of a “GF” icon and/or a statement on the back of the bag, depending on the product and bag size. Our website will always be the most up-to-date resource to identify products qualified as “gluten free”.

Cream of Rice


Cream of Rice is a creamy, hot and delicious breakfast cereal that has always been gluten free. A family favorite available at grocery stores nationwide, Cream of Rice provides three essential vitamins and minerals and is an excellent source of iron. When prepared with water, Cream of Rice is also low in sodium, and a naturally fat free and cholesterol free food. While Cream of Rice is often a recommended early food for infants and toddlers as it’s easy to digest, it can also be used as a warm breakfast option, as a gluten free thickening agent for soups and stews, as a baking substitute for flour, or as a dinner side dish instead of potatoes and polenta.'s

At Udi’s Gluten Free, we believe you should eat well and smile often. Our mission is to show you a new way to approach gluten-free living. We create delicious products that will fill your stomach and warm your soul. The flavor and texture of Udi’s Gluten Free breads, buns, bagels, muffins, cookies and granolas are so good our fans have been known to cry with joy! Check out our products at Udi’s Gluten Free and Glutino Food Group is a Boulder Brands company


Since 1983, Glutino Food Group has been a trusted pioneer and leader in the gluten-free category. Glutino Food Group offers a wide variety of great-tasting, gluten-free foods consumers can trust. Products are available in the US and Canada at local supermarkets, natural and organic retailers and on For more information on Glutino Food Group, visit Udis Gluten Free and Glutino Food Group is a Boulder Brands company.

Elite Sponsor

Looking for a nutritious snack that will satisfy your crunch cravings but won’t derail your diet? Well, that elusive dream is now attainable. Crunchmaster specializes in deliciously healthy, gluten-free crackers with wonderful multi-grain flavors that truly satisfy. From their widely popular Multi-Seed & Multi-Grain Crackers to their new Cheezy & Grammy Crisps, Crunchmaster has options to please a multitude of palates, whether they’re avoiding gluten or not. Those that are will be happy to know that all Crunchmaster products are certified gluten free. Enjoy them right out of the package or with your favorite gourmet spreads, dips and toppings. 100% whole grain, cholesterol free, low in sodium and saturated fat, and with 0 grams of trans fat. Happy, Healthy & Gluten Free! For more information, money saving coupons and great recipes, visit &

Partner Sponsor

Mary’s Gone Crackers has beMary's Gone Crackersen baking delicious, organic, gluten free and vegan snacks since 2004. Our Chairman & Founder Mary, continues to create new recipes and developed all of our unique products which include our signature crunchy crackers, whole-grain pretzels, and our popular love Cookies®. All of our products are made using real, whole-food ingredients, offering you options that you’ll feel good about eating and giving to your family and friends. We believe in Conscious Eating® – being aware of how food impacts our minds, bodies and the planet. Mary’s Gone Crackers is certified gluten free, organic, and kosher. We’re proud that our products are also non-GMO verified and vegan – no eggs, butter or animal-derived ingredients. Our revolutionary snacks are made in our own dedicated gluten-free and dairy-free facility in Northern California. Real nourishment. No sacrifice. Delicious food. Visit us at or LIKE us on Facebook to learn more about Mary’s newest products:’sGoneCrackers


French Meadow Bakery™ began with a purpose, to introduce the world to flavorful foods using only what’s necessary from the planet’s most natural and abundant sources. We are committed to making great tasting gluten-free products, including breads, rolls, tortillas, pizza crust, brownies, cookies and baked goods. Our Gluten-Free products are all certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization ( For more information visit or



From its founding in 1976, Rudi’s has been passionate about baking better breads for families. At the heart of it all, we believe good health leads to happiness. The launch of Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery is a natural extension of our commitment to baking on the bright side by creating healthy and wholesome breads for the whole family. We hope to give families that suffer from celiac disease and gluten intolerances a healthy, brighter outlook by letting them truly enjoy bread again. Visit us at to learn more about our products and to find a store near you.

BOB’S RED MILL stone grinds over 60 gluten free flours, cereals and baking mixes in a dedicated facility free from wheat and other Bobs Red Millgluten containing grains and derivatives. High quality control standards are set in place in the gluten free facility and staff members are educated in good manufacturing practices. Ingredients are segregated and each line is thoroughly cleaned between production runs. The gluten free symbol informs the consumer that these products are not only produced in a dedicated facility, they are also batch tested for purity. In an effort to better serve allergen sensitive consumers, the gluten free facility is also dairy and casein free. For more information visit

Pamela's ProductsPamela’s is committed to making delicious foods for gluten free dieters and more. A third generation baker, Pamela remains the powerhouse behind the brand, personally developing all her award winning recipes. Celebrating 25 years in the gluten-free market, her products reign supreme with some of the best-selling on the market, including baking mixes, cookies and snack bars. Pamela’s passion has always been to make gluten free products that taste better than their conventional counterparts, all without any artificial flavors, colors or additives. Pamela believes that nobody should have to sacrifice delicious home-baked comforts like fluffy, light bread or decadent warm cookies. Stop by to learn more about our company, products, find recipe ideas and our easy how-to videos.



Our story began in 1989 at the Silver Hills Guest House, a wellness resort quietly tucked away in the beautiful and serene Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Rooted in a philosophy of holistic, healthy living, guests to the resort are taught the benefits of positive lifestyle choices supplemented by a vegan-friendly diet as a means of promoting health and achieving a higher quality of life.

Soon after opening its doors, the resort staff discovered they were unable to find wholesome, all-natural bread that aligned with their dietary values. Fortunately, Brad Brousson, the soon to be co-founder of Silver Hills Bakery, was on staff at the time. His mother had taught him the craft of baking bread and as a result Silver Hills decided to make its own bread. This is how Silver Hills Bakery evolved.

As a natural part of our growth, we’re excited to offer the organic whole grain nutrition of Silver Hills in our gluten-free breads that are made in a dedicated and certified gluten-free facility.

To this day we have two simple goals: bake wholesome, great tasting bread and inspire healthier living through healthier choices. For more information visit:

So Delicious Dairy Free


Nestled within Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, So Delicious Dairy Free has been bringing joy to dairy-free lives for more than twenty-five years. Our philosophy of doing business is based on our firm commitment to treating everyone and everything—animals, the environment, each other, our partners, and our community—with unwavering respect

That’s why we offer an array of delicious dairy-free delights you can feel good about sipping, biting, pouring, scooping, licking, and chugging throughout your day. From our world-class allergen-testing program to the innovative work we do creating products made with only the highest quality ingredients, we’re committed to doing the right things for people and the planet. Many of our products are made with organic ingredients, and are always 100% plant based and GMO-free with no artificial sweeteners, trans-fats, or hydrogenated oils. For more information about our products, visit:

Hodgson MillHodgson Mill recognizes those with special dietary needs by providing an array of delicious Gluten Free products. Choose from All Natural Brown Rice Pastas to all occasion Baking Mixes and so much more. There’s something for everyone and so good the whole family with love them! Our premium quality Gluten Free products begin with all natural, gluten free ingredients that are both additive and preservative free. We batch test using an ELISA Gluten Assay test to ensure that a quality product is delivered to you, our most valued customer. Look for Hodgson Mill Gluten Free products at your local stores or via our website at And if you can’t find them at your local store be sure to request them. At Hodgson Mill, “We do something special for all our customers”.


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Massel specializes in producing the best tasting, healthiest bouillon products available today. Meeting the needs of today’s healthier consumer, Massel’s bouillon cubes and granules can be eaten by almost everyone regardless of dietary restrictions, lifestyle choices or religious beliefs. All Massel’s products are free from gluten, trans fats, dairy, cholesterol, animal content (so are vegan) and have no added MSG. Our cubes and Better Bouillon granules are easy to use and turn an ordinary meal into a delicious dish. Massel’s Advantage Premium and Healthcare food service products take the worry out of serving a diverse consumer group and its double yield formulation saves money in the kitchen. Visit our website to find delicious recipes:

ZojirushiZojirushi has been manufacturing innovative products for the home since 1918. Zojirushi uses its advanced technology to create products that meet their customers’ needs, based on its corporate philosophy “Inspirations from everyday life.” Zojirushi’s extensive product line includes easy-to-use and convenient automatic rice cookers, the popular Home Bakery breadmakers, compact and attractive water boilers and much more. Zojirushi’s rice cookers make it easy to cook plump and fluffy rice with just a touch of a button. Delicious rice not only complements other dishes, but is tasty enough to become the main dish. The Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker’s special Gluten Free course bakes fresh gluten-free breads without working all day in the kitchen or compromising taste. For more information and to see some of our original gluten-free recipes, please visit

WellAmyWell Amy® offers you easy access to healthy living by taking the guesswork out of shopping. The Market by Well Amy® is a new concept in allergen-free shopping, a welcome departure from the traditional marketplace. Starting a gluten free lifestyle in 2008, Amy was frustrated by the notion that following a special diet meant having to settle for food that did not taste great. She wanted only the best. To accomplish her goal, Amy organized groups of consumers to taste test and evaluate all products being considered for her Market. Products were judged based on criteria important to discerning consumers: how does it taste, what ingredients are in it, is it easy to make, will my friends and family like it and does it meet the needs of those with special dietary concerns. Before launching, more than 1,500 gluten free foods were tested and “only the best” in each product class are now offered on the Market by Well Amy®.


Deanna's Gluten-Free

Supporting Sponsor

Deanna’s Gluten Free, also known as Gluten Not Included, was created in 2005 with my 1st creation of Gluten Free Bread made especially for my 3 year old cousin Karlie when she was put on a gluten free diet. The demands for healthy, delicious, and all natural gluten free breads & pastry quickly grew and I began to fill the needs of many people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and everyone who wanted to live a healthier lifestyle. I am dedicated to using only top quality ingredients to bring you and your family the very best breads & pastry possible. We make just about everything a regular bakery makes, the difference is, we do it completely natural & gluten free. Since 2005, I have created over 100 gluten free products including cookies, brownies, pie crust, pies, cakes, cupcakes, angel food cake, dinner rolls, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, pizza crust, focaccia, baguette, croutons, stuffing mix, and many more. We distribute nationwide, look for us at your local grocery stores, restaurants, 5-Star Hotels, Disneyland, Legoland, SeaWorld, Petco Park, Angel Stadium, QUALCOMM Stadium or email us with your order and we will ship fresh directly to you. Deanna’s Gluten Free is more than a great gluten free bakery, it is very important to help support our community by staying involved, informed, up to date and to supply helpful information to everyone. I offer a free healthy living class & I invite you to explore my website for more information, So, whether you need to be gluten free, want to be gluten free or should be gluten free, I encourage you to fuel your body with natural healthy foods, think happy thoughts, spread peace whereever you go & respect our planet. I will do the same. Thank You Kindly, Deanna Smith


Food For LifeOur story probably began a little something like yours. It was 1964, and our grandfather, Max Torres, worked at a local, neighborhood natural foods store. He started to become more aware of his body and his health, and very passionate about understanding the intricacies of food. He began to study how foods, when paired with an understanding of one’s own body, can truly uplift, relieve and fulfill one with strength and energy. 50 years and more than 60 products later, our mission is the same. To craft truly wholesome baked goods that specifically cater to helping health aware people who understand the needs of their bodies live life to the fullest. Going gluten or wheat free has become a growing preference of many over the past few years. For those with gluten intolerance we’re here to make going gluten free the best tasting experience you’ll ever have. Our gluten free breads, English muffins and tortillas don’t just make you feel better, they taste better too. Our bakers made sure of that. After months of research and taste-testing with people like you, we’re confident we’re bringing you the very best gluten and wheat free products out there. For more information, visit:

authenticfoods transparentIn 1993 Authentic Foods was founded to provide consumers with a great-tasting-worry-free solution for all their gluten-free baking needs.  From the time our grains leave the farm to when they reach you, all of our products are closely monitored to ensure that there is no chance of contamination.  Many of our products are milled, blended and packaged in our 100% gluten-free facility. Today, we offer more than 30 products to meet the needs of all gluten-free bakers. Whether you are looking for the best quick and easy baking mix or individual flours to create a unique blend, let Authentic Foods help you make your meal special. You can visit our Website at for great tasting recipes


Growing NaturalsGrowing Naturals is all about natural lifestyle products for all people. We take pride that all our products have been and always will be gluten-free, dairy free and non-GMO. Known for our organic brown rice protein and rice milk powders, this year we’re launching the first raw pea protein. Did you know pea protein is highly digestible and high in Lysine Branched Chain Amino Acid which is ideal for tissue, bone and antibody development? Integrating hypoallergenic plant proteins into the daily diet is key to an active lifestyle for young and old. We’re also excited to launch by June 2012 our very own organic Simply SoapBerry Laundry Detergents which are great for every member of the family, including babies. Visit us at to figure out how much protein you should be getting each day and like us at to get your discounts.

ScharAs a leading food specialist for people with dietary and nutritional needs, the six Dr. Schar brands ( Schar, DS, Glutano, Glutafin, Trufree, and Beiker ) offer the consumer a wide selection of tasty and high quality products – ranging from bread, flour, crackers and cookies to pizza, pasta, and meals in shelf-stable and frozen formats.

The gluten-free market leader in Europe, Dr. Schar was born in 1981, working in close collaboration with doctors and celiac organizations. With frequent new products, ever improving quality, and investment in new technology and production facilities, Dr. Schar presents itself as the global leader in gluten-free, with its own research center in the renowned AREA Science Park in Trieste, Italy. For more information, visit:

Bard's Beer


Bard’s Beer is America’s first gluten-free sorghum beer and the only beer brewed with 100% malted sorghum to provide traditional beer flavor and aroma. Founded by two beer aficionados and avid home-brewers that were diagnosed later in life with celiac disease, Bard’s mission was to develop a great-tasting craft beer that is also gluten-free. To guarantee that Bard’s remains gluten-free, we have implemented oversights that start with the farmers that grow our sorghum and continue until each delicious drop of Bard’s is safe and sound in its bottle. Visit to learn more about Bard’s and find a retail location near you.

glutenfreesinglesSupporting Sponsors
We are excited to introduce, the FIRST dating, meet-up and socializing website for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, or those who are committed to a gluten-free lifestyle for health reasons. GlutenFreeSingles is a great resource for the gluten-free community, when individuals can easily connect with others who share the same health goals and understand the challenges and rewards of living a gluten-free lifestyle. SIGN UP FOR FREE and browse profiles to build meaningful relationships with other gluten-free singles in your area for networking, friendship and especially romance!

Industry Partners

Daiya Foods:

In Sanskrit, Dayaa means “loving, kindness and compassion”. Our products were created out of a love for food. We think you should be able to enjoy your favorite dishes without compromising your health, your values, or the environment. That’s why Daiya is the perfect substitute for classics like pizza, lasagna and quesadillas because it melts, stretches and tastes just like it should. Daiya products are free of dairy (casein, whey and lactose), soy and gluten – three of the most common allergens. Our products are also free of any animal-based ingredients, making them 100% vegan.

Beau Monde Bakery:

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Beau Monde Bakery is a one of a kind amazing gluten-free heaven. Beau Monde showcased it’s breads at the National Celiac Disease Foundation Education Conference and Gluten-Free EXPO, and had nearly every attendee raving “This is the best bread I’ve ever had! There is no way this is gluten-free!” They offer a variety of Fine handmade gluten free Artisan breads and pastries and have shipping available.  They are also available at Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Encore Las Vegas Resort and the Four Seasons.

Sheltons Poultry:

Shelton’s Turkey Ranch started in 1924 with one hen and one tom that had been given to Mr. & Mrs. Shelton as a wedding gift. It evolved into a champion breeding facility that received many awards for body conformation and feather color. As an offshoot of the trophy breeding business, the Shelton family began growing holiday turkeys for the folks in the Pomona Valley of Southern California. As demand for the broad-breasted Shelton turkey grew, the emphasis was placed on growing turkeys for the holiday market. Shelton’s offers multiple gluten-free items including turkey and chicken meatballs, hotdogs, sausages, jerky, sausage, and more!

Gluten-Free Mama:

Gluten Free Mama, Rachel Carlyle (Edington), is a newlywed and mom of 3 children and 3 step-children living in the beautiful mission valley of Western Montana. Rachel founded Gluten Free Mama in 2006 shortly after finding that her 18-month old daughter had Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance. Rachel was unhappy with the taste and texture of gluten free products and very unhappy with the recipes available. Rachel, determined to make gluten free eating tastier for her daughter, followed her life long dream of writing a cookbook. Throughout the process she created two unique flour blends, Mama’s Almond and Coconut Blend flours and thus created Gluten Free Mama Kitchen, LLC.

Since 2006, Gluten Free Mama has expanded to add a line of convenience mixes including, Pancake, Pizza, Pie, Cookie and Scone mixes, to her gluten free line as well as published her second gluten free cookbook.


Mayesa is a dark chocolate beverage made with organic cacao (the healthiest form of chocolate) as the main ingredient.  Cacao is an excellent source of antioxidants, great for the heart and vascular circulation and contains theobromine for energy not caffeine.  Mayesa blends cacao with select spices for an indulgent and satisfying taste experience.  Most important Mayesa is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan and kosher.  In addition to providing 5 gms of protein and 5 gms of fiber in each serving, we  provide 50% of the recommended intake for Vit. D and also a good source of potassium and calcium.  Mayesa can be enjoyed as an anytime snack or pick me up as well as great before or after exercise.   Excellent choice for kids too! For more information, visit:

Saffron Road:

The Silk Road refers to the ancient routes used for cultural, commercial, and technological exchange critical for traders, merchants, pilgrims, missionaries, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers alike from ancient civilizations such as China, India, Tibet, the Persian Empire and Mediterranean countries for nearly 3,000 years. All of our certified gluten free products are naturally free of gluten, so there is never a sacrifice in flavor! Unlike some food manufacturers that may self-label themselves as gluten free, Saffron Road’s products are audited, inspected, and verified in order to provide that extra comfort and transparency to our consumers.

Jessica’s Natural Foods

Jessica’s Natural Foods offers pure & delicious gluten-free granola. Our granola is made with certified gluten-free oats and is loaded with delicious, healthy ingredients like ground flax, coconut, honey and pure maple syrup. Depending on the flavor you select, you’ll enjoy crunchy toasted almonds and chewy Michigan dried cherries, rich chocolate chips or the simple taste of vanilla and maple. Our granola is gluten-free certified (GFCO), non-GMO verified and kosher parve. We use only wholesome, all-natural ingredients and never uses any artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.