As many of you know May is National Celiac Awareness Month.  While many of us champion awareness throughout the year, it is nice to have a designated month to help draw increased attention to our cause.  This year I was once again invited to be part of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) annual campaign of guest bloggers to get the word out over on the NFCA’s blog.  This year’s theme is KISS – Keep it Simple and Safe and features 16 bloggers talking about four main themes (one per week) with each day within those weeks having a specific focus.  We will each be offering five tips related to our topic.  There is actually a ton of great things happening over at the NFCA this month ranging from online events to giveaways to local events around the country so be sure to take a look to see what’s on the calendar.

The Daily Focus is as follows:

  • 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


Here’s the detailed list of bloggers participating and the weekly line-up:

Week 1: Just Diagnosed (April 30-May 4)

  • Anne Byrn of The Cake Mix Doctor – Reading labels and cooking with boxed mixes
  • Shirley Braden of gluten free easily – Avoiding hidden gluten
  • Kathleen Reale of Be Free for Me – Talking to your child about celiac disease
  • Lisa Garza of Gluten Free Foodies – What questions to ask when dining out
  • NFCA – Discover NFCA’s Getting Started Guide

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

As you see from the list, I am in very good company indeed and know that I am looking forward to seeing what tips my fellow gluten-free blogger have to share.

One response on “May Is National Celiac Awareness Month

  1. It is so great that you were able to be a part of such a celebratory month! Here at Rudi’s we also participated in Celiac Awareness month with our Spread The Bread campaign! It is great that so many bloggers and companies are pulling together to create such a wealth of resources for those with gluten sensitivity!

    Glad we’re all in the same boat! 🙂

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