It’s DAY SIX of Celiac Disease Awareness Month and today’s special guest is the NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR CELIAC AWARENESS. They’re an awesome non-profit – but let me have them tell you a little about themselves…
Through empowerment, education, advocacy and advancing research, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet.
Awareness brings treatment that, in turn, brings improvement of the quality of life for those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Our goal is to reduce the time to diagnosis and, in the process, reduce the devastating impact of undiagnosed celiac disease, including the contraction of others diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and an “autoimmune cascade.”
NFCA is affiliated with the leading researchers internationally and supports collaboration and partnership among scientists and institutions to optimize research potential with the goal of improving the quality of life for those who have celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders.
If that didn’t make you fall in love with NFCA, then I don’t know what I can say to convince you that NFCA is awesome. NFCA provides facts and figures about celiac disease that you can find here.
They provide GREAT food service training for restaurants. You can learn more about the program here. According to the website, the NFCA is proud to offer gluten-free training to foodservice professionals working in a variety of settings. They’re teaching about what it takes to meet gluten-free needs and how you can serve gluten-free meals safely and confidently. The listed cost is $100 for the management training course and $50 for the standard training course.
They also have a GREAT program for gluten-free colleges – GREAT Schools, Colleges, and Camps. The program is to help prepare dining services teams to meet the rising demands of college students looking for gluten-free options.
One of my favorite things about NFCA is the webinars that they put on. These webinars are not only incredibly informative, but they are absolutely free! If you’re not attending these online webinars, you are missing out on some of the most cutting edge education on living gluten-free without even leaving your house.
You can donate online to the National Foundation for Celiac Disease and find more ways to get involved with them here. Thank you to NFCA for providing CATB some cool complimentary swag and some brochures so I can spread the love at future expos and events. Also, many thanks to NFCA for providing some awesome swag for YOU to win! LET NFCA HELP YOU SPREAD THE GLUTEN-FREE LOVE!
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