Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May is Celiac Awareness Month

It's May, and you know what that means. It's Celiac Awareness Month.

This is my third awareness month since being diagnosed with celiac disease, and I think a lot of progress has been made in educating food preparers about the disease and the need for the gluten-free diet.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is starting a campaign this month called "Fuel the Family." Celiac disease is a genetic disorder so if you have it, there's a good chance that other members of your family have it (although it's not a guarantee).

The NFCA's program is encouraging family members of celiacs to get tested to see if they may have it also.

You can read more about Fuel the Family and other Celiac Awareness Month information on the NFCA website at

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