News and Research About Celiac Disease

Updated March 7, 2007

Gluten-Free Cooking Spree in New York (Added March 7, 2007)
Held at the Institute of Culinary Education and put on by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), this event paired medical experts with seven chefs, including Carrie Levin from Good Enough to Eat, Jehangir Mehta of Graffiti, and Ralph Pagano from TV's Hell's Kitchen, in an effort to educate the New York restaurant community and promote understanding of the disease. www.epicurious.com/features/news/dailydish/030607

Lowey Bill Endorses May as National Celiac Awareness Month (Added March 7, 2007)
On February 16, 2007, Rep. Nita Lowey (NY) introduced H.Con.Res.70, which acknowledges the importance of a skilled dietitian in assisting individuals with celiac disease, endorses May as 'National Celiac Awareness Month,' and urges Congress to support an increase in federal funding for celiac disease.  www.celiac.org/advocacy.php

Celiac disease: It's common, and Commonly Misdiagnosed (Added March 7, 2007)
This summer, the National Institutes of Health launched the Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign to educate physicians and the public about the prevalence of the disease, the myriad of symptoms it can cause and the tests that can detect it.
www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-11-01-celiac_x.htm

Gluten-Free Labeling Proposed  (Added Jan 25, 2007
Find out more about a proposed definition for "gluten-free" on food labels from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would help those with celiac disease.

USDA Research: Physico-Chemical Properties of Gluten-Free Pancakes from Rice and Sweet Potato Flours http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?SEQ_NO_115=172142

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