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Meet Janelle Smith, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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Meet Janelle Smith, UCLA-educated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and member of CDF’s Allied Health Committee. Janelle specializes in gastrointestinal symptom management through appropriate nutrition and food choices, helping you adapt to living on a gluten-free diet. As CDF’s resource to help our community live gluten-free, she is here to provide tips and tricks for Back to School, […]

Trends in Gluten-Free Nutrition: 2016 Conference Recap

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At Celiac Disease Foundation’s National Conference on April 30, 2016, the “Dine with the Dietitians” session provided simplified guidelines for the gluten-free diet for those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Janelle Smith, CDF’s Registered Dietitian, shared a panel with Emily Luxford, RD, Celiac Disease Foundation Board of Directors, Scott Mandell, CEO of Enjoy Life […]

Traveling Gluten-Free

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Traveling gluten-free can be a great way to explore foreign cuisines and sample foods from around the globe that you otherwise would never try. Although it may take some time to establish your comfort zone with restaurants in unfamiliar lands, it is certainly possible to have a wonderful gluten-free experience while traveling both domestically and abroad. […]

Gluten-Free 101: What You Need to Know

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If you’ve recently been told you need to follow a gluten-free diet for health reasons, it is very important to completely eliminate gluten from your diet. This is a lifestyle change that will take time and practice to become “normal.” Here are important tips to get you started, or to refresh your knowledge: Educate Yourself About Gluten […]

Celiac Disease Foundation Featured in Today’s Dietitian Magazine

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The latest issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine featured an article on “Gluten-Free Living and Emotional Health: What Every Dietitian Must Know.” In it, they reference celiac.org and quote Marilyn G. Geller, Celiac Disease Foundation CEO, and Janelle Smith, Celiac Disease Foundation’s Registered Dietitian. The article discusses how a deeper understanding of the impact of celiac […]

Happy Gluten-Free Holidays

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A diagnosis of celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity not only changes what we eat, but how we celebrate. Gluten-free holidays certainly take planning and coordination to ensure that you or your loved ones can be safe while eating and enjoy the experience with some of your regular traditions! Here are some of our recommendations […]