Eating Edible knows the importance of understanding celiac disease, gluten allergy and gluten intolerance, and hopefully this Celiac Disease and Gluten Allergy Resources page will help. Once the correct diagnosis is made, you will probably need to learn to follow a gluten-free diet. That means gluten-free cooking all the time.
Eating Edible makes gluten-free care packages for kids with celiac disease and gluten allergy. College gluten-free care packages, and summer camp care packages strike a particularly personal note with us. Our son needs gluten-free care packages and dairy-free care packages, wheat-free care packages and egg-free care packages all rolled up into one!
The big question everyone asks is, “Is gluten free wheat free?” No, gluten free does not always mean wheat free. Some manufacturers use wheat that has had the gluten removed to make gluten free foods. A typical example is many gluten-free breads and rolls, and gluten-free biscuits and cakes have wheat in them that has had the gluten removed. They do this to make them more like ordinary bread or rolls. This makes it a bit of a challenge. You need to read the ingredients list on gluten free foods carefully to make sure that you have not got one that is using wheat with the gluten removed. Exercise caution as gluten-free foods are not necessarily safe for you to eat if you need to avoid wheat. Some products help by actually saying “wheat & gluten free” on the label.
Visit the following Celiac Disease and Gluten Allergy Support Organizations for more information.
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American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA)
The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG)
Printable materials, support groups, newsletter, conferences, kids camps, restaurant cards (multi-lingual), advocacy.
Celiac Sprue Association (CSA)
Regional celiac support groups, safe foods list, newsletter, phone & online resources.
Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF)
Programs for celiac disease awareness, education, advocacy and research.
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)
Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO)
Independent certification organization for gluten free food.
Canadian Celiac Association (CCA)
Information about gluten free and wheat free diet resources and links to online vendors.
The Celiac Site
Provides helpful information and resources for the celiac disease community
Celiac Disease Research Centers
University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Dedicated to raising diagnosis rates and meeting the critical needs of people with celiac disease through education, research and advocacy. To talk to an expert about symptoms, testing, diagnosis and procedures, call the information line at 773-702-7593.
Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University
University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research