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I’m so happy you are here! I hope to create a place for you to find lots of information about food allergies, as well as, lots of goodies to help you not only eat better, but more affordably! Please feel free to share all of your own tips, tricks, and recipes too! Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again very soon! You can read more about my allergy story here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

National Celiac Awareness Month!

It is already the 10th of May and I haven't even mentioned the fact that it is National Celiac Awareness Month! Shame on me, I guess I am still recovering from participating in the Health Activist Writers Month Challenge (HAWMC) in April! There are so many exciting things happening this month in honor of Celiac Awareness. I hope to share some of them with you throughout the rest of the month! 

The first one I want to share with you is the K.I.S.S series by The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). They are celebrating by rounding up 16 bloggers for a series chronicling every stage of the gluten-free journey, from Day 1 basics to advanced cooking and advocacy. In keeping with this years theme, Keep It Simple and Safe (K.I.S.S.), each blogger is offering 5 key tips or lessons related to that day's topic. Check out their blog, Celiac Central: Bits and Bites daily!

Weekly Focus
  • Monday – Cooking/Baking Gluten-Free
  • Tuesday – Nutrition/Wellness
  • Wednesday – Raising a Gluten-Free Kid
  • Thursday – Dining Out Gluten-Free
  • Friday – NFCA Resources You Should Know About

Schedule and Guest Bloggers:
Week 1: Just Diagnosed (April 30-May 4)
Week 2: Getting the Hang of It (May 7-11)
Week 3: Hitting a Roadblock (May 14-18)
  • Diane Eblin of The WHOLE Gang – 5 tips to get out of a food rut 
  • Alisa Fleming of Go Dairy Free  – First gluten-free, now lactose intolerant? 5 tips to becoming a dairy-free diva
  • Wendy Kaho of Celiacs in the House – Gluten-free challenges at school
  • Michael De Cicco-Butz of Gluten-Free Mike – Traveling while gluten-free
  • NFCA – 5 resources to handle life’s hurdles
Week 4: What’s Next? (May 21-25)
  • Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple – Publishing your gluten-free recipes
  • EA Stewart of The Spicy RD – Healthy gluten-free foods you’ve never heard of
  • Katie Chalmers of G-Free Kid – 5 tips to empower gluten-free kids
  • Carrie Forbes of Ginger Lemon Girl – Starting a gluten-free dining group
  • NFCA – Ready to fundraise? Here’s how to start
Remember all of these posts will be on the NFCA’s blog, Celiac Central: Bits and Bites.
Also for some more Celiac Awareness Month fun, including a chance to win a Gluten-Free Pantry Raid, visit CeliacCentral.org/awarenessmonth.

I hope you enjoy all these great resources and Happy Celiac Awareness Month!

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