LOVES PARK, Ill. (June 27, 2018) – TH Foods, Inc.™, maker of premium, gluten-free cracker brands Crunchmaster® and Harvest Stone® today announced the renewal of its sponsorship with the Celiac Disease Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to driving diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease through research, education, and advocacy.
Celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine, affects 1 in 100 people worldwide and often goes undiagnosed. It is estimated that three million Americans live with the disease, but 2.5 million do not know they have it. By sponsoring the Foundation, TH Foods will help bring attention to the disease, while highlighting its gluten-free product offerings.
“We are very proud to continue our sponsorship of the Celiac Disease Foundation,” said Kim Holman, marketing director for TH Foods, Inc. “Consumers are looking for crackers that are sensitive to their lifestyle. In addition to finding products that meet their dietary needs, we also know that flavor is a very big deal to consumers. We are proud of our continued innovation in bringing exciting, better-for-you products to those affected by gluten-related disorders, such as our new Crunchmaster Protein Brownie Thins.”
TH Foods will also be supporting the Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO at the Pasadena Convention Center in June 2019. It is the largest meeting of its kind in the country, providing educational sessions with top researchers along with a gluten-free expo showcasing products and services that support gluten-free consumers.
“We are pleased that TH Foods has renewed its sponsorship in our shared mission to improve the quality of life for those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity,” said Marilyn G. Geller, CEO of the Celiac Disease Foundation. “We greatly appreciate their long-time commitment to supporting the Foundation and raising awareness of the disease while ensuring the gluten-free community has safe options.”
This year marks the eighth year in a row that TH Foods and its brands have supported the Celiac Disease Foundation.
About TH Foods, Inc.
Crunchmaster® and Harvest Stone® are registered trademarks of TH Foods, Inc.™ Headquartered in Loves Park, Ill., TH Foods, Inc. is a leading manufacturer in the natural snack food industry. TH Foods, Inc. strives to bring innovative, authentic, “Better for You” balanced nutrition, rice-based crackers and snacks to North America. For more information, visit www.crunchmaster.com.
About Celiac Disease Foundation
The Celiac Disease Foundation is the nation’s leading disease advocacy organization for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity. We accelerate diagnosis, treatments, and a cure through research, education, and advocacy to improve the quality of life for all those affected.
Since our founding in 1990, the Celiac Disease Foundation continues to champion many battles: federal recognition of celiac disease and labeling standards for gluten-free foods, improved diagnostic tools, widespread patient and provider education, access to mainstream gluten-free products, and the need for better treatments and a cure. For more information, visit www.celiac.org.