Fody Foods, a company committed to bringing back the joy in eating for those suffering from digestive disorders with its abundance of gluten-free, low FODMAP, and dairy-free foods, has announced its support of the Celiac Disease Foundation to help raise awareness of celiac disease and expand the food choices for those following a gluten-free lifestyle.
Steven J. Singer, founder of Fody, was also the co-founder of Glutino, one of North America’s leading gluten-free food brands, where he recognized the positive emotional impact that his gluten-free products had on those living with celiac disease. In Fody, he has identified a similar opportunity with another underserved community – the millions of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) sufferers. With the backing of clinical research, Mr. Singer launched Fody Foods in 2016 to continue to provide gluten-free and low FODMAP options for people with celiac disease and other digestive disorders. “We’ve always been dedicated to serving the gluten-free community safe, delicious products, and supporting the Celiac Disease Foundation is an exciting next step in strengthening our commitment,” said Mr. Singer.
Celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine, affects 1 in 133 people worldwide and often goes undiagnosed. It is estimated that 3 million Americans live with celiac disease, but 2 million do not know they have it. While there is currently no cure for celiac disease, the disease can be treated by lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet.
“Mr. Singer understands the challenges faced by those with celiac disease,” says Marilyn Geller, Chief Executive Officer, Celiac Disease Foundation. “Fody is dedicated to offering safe gluten-free and low FODMAP products that are helping those with celiac disease. The Celiac Disease Foundation looks forward to working with Fody to help bring more awareness to celiac disease and expand the food choices for those in need of a gluten-free diet.”
Fody Food Co. is the first company to offer a cross-category range of Monash Certified, low FODMAP food products that are gut-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, and made with carefully sourced, real ingredients. Fody’s low FODMAP offerings include onion & garlic free pasta sauces, salsas, BBQ sauce, snack bars, soup bases, sauces & marinades, salad dressings, olive oils, seasonings, and more. Visit www.fodyfoods.com to learn more.
The Celiac Disease Foundation is the nation’s leading disease advocacy organization for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Since its 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.