Tip-A-Day for May: Celiac Awareness Month

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May is Celiac Awareness Month. I’m late joining the celebration. It’s actually consistent with my real life. I’m usually a few minutes late. The question is, what do I want people to notice when

celiac-ribbon-w I arrive?  This month, I want you to hone in on the topic and related tips, and tools for Celiac disease. 

Awareness about celiac disease is especially important for people with Down syndrome and those who support them. Regardless of family history, it’s a possibility for everyone with Down syndrome.

With that in mind, I’ve decided to share a tip a day in the month of May about Celiac disease and it’s treatment, a gluten-free diet.  Because I am starting 10 days late, I’ll be doubling up in the beginning.

Tip #1:  Learn about Celiac Disease.

What is Celiac disease?

Celiac Facts Page 1wThe short answer: Celiac disease is an allergy to gluten. Gluten is a protein found in certain foods: wheat, barley, rye, and some oats. When baked, it gives bread it’s fluff.

Learn more about Celiac disease for Individuals with Down syndrome here

If you are a parent print this Celiac Fact Sheet to share with your child’s  Primary Care Provider. If you work for an agency, share this information with your team.

Follow My Tips on Pinterest

Follow my Celiac Awareness Month Board on Pinterest! All the tips for the month will be posted there, and more.   Pinterest is a fun, visual way to gather “web finds” so you can grab them later.

Share Your Story

Share your favorite Gluten-Free tips on my Facebook Page. (and like the page while you're there!) The more we share, the more we can all expand our palate.

 

Get a "Tip-a-Day" for May (or 31 days) in your email box.  

Since I didn't start on May 1st, I decided it might be more thoughtful to allow you to get the Tip-a-Day x 31 Days for Celiac Awareness in your email box. I'd have trouble remembering to check in. So if you'd like to receive this series in your email, you can sign up by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.

You can start any time. They'll come in order, 31 Tips, Tools, or Tried and True Tasty Tidbits (read products)  in all.  They're short and to the point.

Sign up Celiac Awareness Tip-a-Day for 31 Days

Happy Celiac Awareness Month!

joan sig