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Celiac Disease Foundation Supports Increased Appropriation Funding for FDA in FY16

On November 9, 2015, Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) sent a letter to Congressman Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. This letter urged the FDA to increase the FY16 budget to $2.8 billion dollars, which is $200 million more than the […]

CDF Joins With Teal Pumpkin Project to Raise Awareness of Celiac Disease and Food Allergies

Celiac Disease Foundation is pleased to announce its pledge of support for the Teal Pumpkin Project™, an international initiative that promotes safety, inclusion, and respect of individuals managing food allergies by encouraging households to display a teal pumpkin and provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters. The Teal Pumpkin Project™ launched as an international campaign last year […]

CDF Endorses “Gluten in Medicine Identification Act”

In 2013, Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) introduced legislation that would apply gluten labeling requirements on all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter. We strongly endorsed this legislation when it was first introduced in 2013, but it never made it to a vote. This year, we pledge to re-double our efforts, along with other celiac disease organizations, […]

CDF SoCal Chapter Educates Nurses About Celiac Disease

              This year, the CDF Southern California Chapter has provided education on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity to more than 500 nurses in Southern California through the CDF School Nurse Awareness Program (SNAP). From February 12-14, 2015, Janelle Smith, RD, and Kris Ledesma, RN, attended the California School Nurse Organization Annual […]

CDF Attends Precision Medicine Working Group Meeting in Washington D.C.

CDF is committed to advancing the delivery of personalized health solutions emerging from the rapidly developing fields of genomics and data collection and analysis. We are a lead institutional participant in the Community Engaged Network for All (CENA), a ground-breaking initiative to create a massive national patient-driven cohort for disease research. The White House has launched […]

CDF Presents Patient-Focused Celiac Drug Development Survey Data to FDA

On May 11, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will conduct a public meeting on Functional GI Disorders Patient-Focused Drug Development. Celiac Disease Foundation was requested by the FDA to provide commentary about the impact of celiac disease on patients’ daily lives, the types of treatment benefit that matter most to patients, and patients’ […]