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, […]
Celiac Disease Foundation drives diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease through advocacy, education and advancing research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders
In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation in Washington, D.C., the landmark 21st Century Cures legislation passed the U.S. House in early July, 2015, by a vote of 344-77. The bill seeks to bring new drugs and treatments to market faster by encouraging medical innovation in research, and streamlining some FDA requirements.
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 […]
Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), the nation’s leading voluntary health organization for celiac disease, announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors for the 2015-2017 term. Joining the Board of Directors are: Deidre Berman, Tina Bingham, Bradley Herrema, Michael Karp, M.D., and Robbin Wilson. “Our five new Directors bring talent, expert knowledge, […]
The start of a new school year can be exciting, but also overwhelming at the same time. While you’re back-to-school shopping for clothes and supplies, make sure to prepare for how a gluten-free diet will affect you or your child in the new school year! CDF Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Janelle Smith, helps you make it […]
For many years, certain enzyme supplements have been touted to be able to help those with celiac disease digest gluten. As oral supplements, these enzymes are marketed to assist with breaking down the protein in gluten that those with celiac are usually unable to digest. However, a study conducted by Janssen et al, demonstrated that […]