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May 8 2012

Celiac Awareness 2012

May is Celiac Awareness month.  Awareness is important for a number of reasons.  The more doctors are aware and up-to-date on Celiac Disease, the better chance of patients getting a prompt and accurate diagnosis.  The same goes for gluten-free food and products.  The more food manufacturers, suppliers and restaurants know about the gluten-free diet, the better the products that are presented to the gluten-free community.

Rudi’s Gluten-Free is running the “Spread the Bread” campaign this month to help raise awareness.  By visiting Rudi’s Gluten-Free Facebook page, you can get $1.00 off coupon and then choose a Celiac organization of your choice to receive $1.00 donation.  After  you choose, you can share with your friends on Facebook to help “Spread the Bread”!

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is offering the chance to win a “Pantry Raid” by Alice Bast, NFCA Founder & President.  All you have to do to enter to win is donate $20.00 or more to the NFCA between May 1 – 31, 2012.

The NFCA is also running the KISS blogger campaign.  The NFCA blog will be full of tips for every stage of the gluten-free journey from beginners to veterans.

Udi’s Gluten-Free has created a Pinterest board with all kinds of facts about Celiac Disease to help raise awareness.

Schar will be hosting a Twitter party on May 15, 2012 from 6-7 PM EST.  I have been asked to be a part of the Twitter party and can’t wait to share some great information and help distribute some great prizes!!  To get involved in the party see the information below

Last, but not least, you can help spread awareness too.  Educate those around you about Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet.  When dining out help restaurant managers, chefs, severs understand the diet and the risks of cross-contamination to help prevent any mistakes.  Always say “Thank you” and use each and every opportunity to teach.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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