Bringing awareness to celiac disease is something that you can do all year… but it seems to be especially exceptional to do so during Celiac Awareness month! Celiac Awareness Month is celebrated during the month of May… while a lot of people don’t know about it, it is becoming increasingly popular now that celiac disease is being talked about more. There are some great things that you can do to participate in the happenings around Celiac Awareness month. Here are some ideas.
Celebrating Celiac Awareness Month
Probably the most important way to participate in Celiac Awareness Month is by educating yourself on what it is, how it affects those who have tested positive and how you can be supportive. There are numerous resources online to walk you through. In fact, our website is a great starting point! Here are a few articles to give you more information.
- Celiac Disease 101
- Five Ways to Be Supportive of Someone With Celiac Disease
- 11 Conditions Related to Celiac Disease
- Celiac Disease – Resources
You can volunteer or participate in a Celiac Awareness Run or Walk: There are walks that are put on by the Center for Celiac Research across the country. The cities & states that currently have walks that are already organized are: Baltimore, MD, Buffalo, NY, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Newark, OH, Rochester, NY, Syracuse, NY, and Tri-County, MI. These walks range from the months of April through May. But if you don’t see anywhere that is located near you, then you can always start a Celiac Awareness walk in your area.
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Throw a Gluten Free Pasta Party: There are a lot of recipes that promote gluten free ingredients that many people don’t know about. You can get together with a group of friends and have everyone bring a gluten free dish to a dinner party. Everyone that comes has to bring a gluten free dish along with other gluten free foods that you all can enjoy together. This not only celebrates Celiac Awareness month but it also lets people see that there are great dishes that can be enjoyed all while maintaining a gluten free diet.
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