Food Insecurity in the Context of Celiac Disease

While food insecurity has often been associated with socio-economic and geo-political issues, food allergies and intolerances such as Celiac Disease arguably fall under the USDA’s definition of food insecurity, “Food insecurity is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.” …

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National Celiac Disease Awareness Day Presents a Call to Action

September 13th is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day in honor Dr. Samuel Gee (1839-1911) who first identified a link between Celiac Disease and diet! Today should also be a rallying cry for the 3 million Americans with Celiac Disease and their loved ones to rise up and demand that the status quo dating back to …

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The Gold Standard of School Food Service for Food Allergies and Intolerances including Celiac Disease

As kids head back to school and start eating in their school cafeterias again, parents of students with food allergies and intolerances want to keep their kids safe, well nourished and included in all of the social aspects involving food at school. To that end, it is very instructive to watch this Food Safety video …

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The US Open Must Better Accommodate Food Allergies & Intolerances including Celiac Disease

It's About Equality - The USTA's Diversity & Inclusion Umbrella Should Be Extended at the US Open to Offer a Gluten Free Stand for Fans with Celiac Disease OverviewFor the last twenty plus years, one of our family’s annual traditions to mark the end of Summer has been attending the US Open. Up until this …

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Check Your Food Privilege – Empathy & Accommodation Foster Inclusion

Last Summer, my wife and I were blissfully unaware about Celiac Disease’s prevalence and significance. As kids head back to school, I want to share with you our family’s perspective gained over this past year in helping our 6 year old son adjust to his life changing diagnosis and navigate a Gluten filled world on …

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