Creating New Gluten-free Holiday Traditions with Your Child | NFCA

Article courtesy of: National Foundation for Celiac Awareness 12/4/2013 Silvana Nardone shares tips for making your child’s transition to the gluten-free diet easier during the holidays. By Silvana Nardone of Silvana’s Kitchen The holidays are a time when food is the focus and this can be stressful for parents of children newly diagnosed with celiac disease Read more…

Read More →

NFCA Leads Ft. Lauderdale Mom on $500 Gluten-Free Shopping Spree

Ambler, Pa. (February 19, 2013) – The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) will make history today by hosting the first-ever gluten-free shopping spree at Walmart. Anna Littlejohn, a mom of three living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the lucky beneficiary, walking away with more than $500 in gluten-free products and kitchen tools. “Words cannot Read more…

Read More →

Sex and the Celiac: Dating Tips for the Gluten-Free

When you have celiac disease or another gluten-related disorder, dating can be fairly tricky. With so much focus on restaurant outings, movie theater snacks and the post-date kiss, people with a gluten-related disorder have a lot more to think about than just finding the perfect outfit. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the National Foundation Read more…

Read More →

Dunkin' Donuts Piloting Gluten-Free Baked Goods

The coffee giant is test-marketing individually wrapped gluten-free baked goods in Florida and Boston locations. On December 17th, the Facebook support community Gluten-Free South Florida announced that Dunkin’ Donuts was in the midst of a pilot test for gluten-free baked goods, including donuts they described as “dangerously delicious.”  With an ever-watching eye on gluten-free options, Michael Read more…

Read More →

Gluten-Free Labeling Petition Surpasses Goal of 25,000 Signatures

Celiac disease and gluten-free advocates are celebrating this morning as the gluten-free labeling petition has reached its goal of 25,000 signatures. Posted on WhiteHouse.gov, the petition called for urgency in passing a long-awaited standard definition of “gluten-free,” and now qualifies for an official response. The petition’s creator, Jennifer Iscol, President of the Celiac Community Foundation of Read more…

Read More →

Learning to Speak Up

Expert therapist Nicole M. Seitz, LPC shares advice for explaining your gluten-free needs to family and friends, specifically throughout the holiday season. By Nicole M. Seitz, LPC In August, NFCA hosted the webinar “Cross-Contamination in Restaurants: What You Need to Know.” In preparing for the webinar, we discovered that many of you struggle to speak Read more…

Read More →

Ask the Dietitian: Celiac & High Folate Levels

Question: Annual blood work follow-up for vitamin levels indicate that I have very high folate levels although every other test is in the low range. What foods should I eliminate from my diet to reduce high folate levels? From, Penny Answer: Dear Penny, Thanks very much for your question.  Before I answer, I’ll give a Read more…

Read More →

Ask the Dietitian: Modified Food Starch & Maltodextrin

Question: Do you need to avoid modified food starch and maltodextrin to be gluten-free? The books and cookbooks I have read seem to say yes, unless it specifies it was made from corn. However, I am seeing more and more products with those ingredients labeling themselves gluten-free. Case in point, Quaker Cheese Rice Cakes contain Read more…

Read More →