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Great Gluten Free Gift Bag Giveaway at Denver CSA Chapter

2011 April 25

Great Gluten Free Gift Bag Giveaway

October was first established as Celiac Disease Awareness Month by the Celiac Spru Association since 1987 in the US and Canada. In 2009, Canada began adding Celiac Awareness activities in May.  September 13 is National Celiac Awareness Day in honor of Samual Gee, an English Physician and Pediatrician who discovered the link between Celiac (Coeliac) Disease and diet.

According to┬áBeth Hillson, President, American Celiac Disease Alliance: “…the overwhelming majority of celiac organizations and all of the Celiac Research Centers in the United States recognize May as National Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Internationally, the Association of European Coeliac Societies recognizes Celiac Disease in May and celiac events are held throughout the world to raise awareness. (The association represents 26 countries of the EU – including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK)

The May observance in the United States was chosen to coincide with our international colleagues. It was also done in recognition of the many other medical conditions related to celiac disease that are observed in May. Celiac disease is still relatively unknown and being able to draw connections between these medical conditions and celiac disease helps to elevate its importance and enhance awareness.”

No matter when you focus on increasing awareness of Celiac Disease, we have lots to celebrate because of the vast amount of gluten free food we have at our finger tips, and amazing recipes we can make!

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