Many schools host “awareness days” throughout the year for various diseases and important causes. On May 16 each year, in recognition of International Celiac Disease Awareness Day, the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) supports schools and students nationwide for our annual awareness day, Celiac Strong Day.  

In support of those with celiac disease, students in the school or classroom are encouraged to wear blue that day. Prior to May 16, CDF sends downloadable educational brochures to share with schools. We also provide an educational email about celiac disease and the Celiac Disease Management for Learning Environments Training Program and encourage our community and school staff to share these educational materials with all staff and parents via email on May 16. 

To support this initiative and students with celiac disease, CDF Proud Sponsors provide schools or classrooms with sample-size packages of tasty gluten-free snacks.

The Celiac Disease Foundation is pleased to provide these helpful resources to help members of our patient community raise awareness of celiac disease during May. We encourage children to get creative to help educate their peers by giving a classroom presentation, making a video, or creating their own celiac disease awareness swag to share with their school or class – whatever they feel inspired to do!