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8/27/2014

CDF Supports NASSCD Comments on USPSTF Research Plan for Screening for Celiac Disease

The Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board, together with the National Board of Directors submitted a letter to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force supporting the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) comments on the Task Force's draft research plan for screening for celiac disease. Among other comments, the NASSCD encouraged the USPSTF to focus on high risk individuals (those who are symptomatic, have associated diseases or a family history) in their research.

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5/21/2014

7th-Grader Organizes 5K to Benefit Celiac Disease

Alex Morris may only be 12, but the seventh grader is going well beyond her years in organizing a 5K race to benefit a celiac disease charity. Alex, a student at Naperville's Washington Junior High, like many Americans, suffers from the incurable autoimmune disorder gluten-sensitive enteropathy that commonly is treated by abstaining from foods containing wheat products.

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5/13/2014

Celiac Sufferers Must Be Picky Eaters

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.

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4/17/2014

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

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.

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