Total newbie? Here is the insider’s guide just for you.
Celiac experts recommend that you consult with a registered dietitian to assess your nutritional health, identify any deficiencies and create a plan for full health. If you’re in Northern California, see our list of local dietitians recommended by community members with celiac disease.
Celiac disease is genetic. Learn why it is important to have family members tested in this article by Amy Burkhart, MD, RD.
Peruse our list of gluten-free diet educational resources from top celiac centers to help you choose gluten-free foods and recipes, eat out safely and much more.
If you live in Northern California, sign up your child (ages 9-17) to attend our amazing summer sleep-away camp called Camp Celiac (free with a $25 registration fee) or volunteer there to meet hundreds of other individuals and families in the Bay Area. Registration is in early February. Watch campers sing “Don’t Stop Believing.”
Stay connected to others around the country through these national resources by joining as a member, signing up for newsletters, joining online forums: nonprofit foundations, celiac centers at university medical centers, the National Institutes of Health, the Celiac ListServ, magazines and Yahoo Groups.
Check out local resources for dining out.
The Lesley University settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012 may impact your or your child’s rights to accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for gluten-free dining at schools and universities. Share this information with your school to advocate for yourself or your family.
Most of all, give yourself plenty of time to get adjusted, learn new shopping and eating habits, educate family and friends and make loads of mistakes. It gets easier – we promise!