NCA News

Choose from below options to filter your posts
  • Pike Place Smoked Salmon Chowder This product has a Gluten-Free label on both the front and the back of the outside packaging but the interior packaging lists wheat in the contains statement. Click here for more information about this product alert. Earthly Choice Lentil Trio This certified GF product appears to contain many errant grains.  Click here to read about this product alert. Grow Girl Hair Growth Supplement This product is labeled "no gluten" but lists malt syrup as an ingredient.  Click here to read about this product alert. General Mills Gluten Friendly Products General Mills is developing "Gluten Friendly"
  • Q:  I recently became aware that my child's after school program used wheat straw in their outdoor play area. I doubt parents think of straw as a problem in the outdoor environment. I did not see much on the internet about this type of exposure. I'm guessing many parents would not think of this. Answer Great question, I can understand your concern. Wheat straw is usually a harvest byproduct leftover after wheat has been thrashed and the grain (gluten-containing part) removed. The straw itself does not contain gluten. However, there might be a risk of cross-contact from leftover grain, so
  • Q: Is maltodextrin really gluten-free? Answer Maltodextrin can sound scary if you are on a gluten-free diet, because it sounds like it would be made from barley malt. However, it does not contain barley. Maltodextrin is a type of partially hydrolyzed starch that is often used as a thickener in foods. It can be made from wheat, but is almost always derived from corn in the United States. If it is made from wheat it has to be declared on the label as an allergen per the Food Allergen Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) either in parenthesis directly after the ingredient
  • Q: What is the best approach to take in regard to the gluten-free diet in considering a move to an assisted living facility?  Many offer a meal plan and that can be a problem for a person with celiac disease. So many will respond "oh our chef is really great and he/she can handle this request.” Answer It can be very daunting moving to an assisted living facility and trusting someone else to provide you with gluten-free (GF) food. It is important that you find a place where they understand the complexity of the GF diet, as well as are
  • Read the latest issue of Impact, the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s newsletter here. This issue's feature article covers celiac disease and brain fog. There is also a review of the recent small study looking at cross contact as well as a summary from the symposium including research updates. The SCOPE Boston interviewed the Director of our Gluten-Free Food Bank for this article titled, For the food insecure, dietary restrictions pose an additional challenge. The Washington Post printed this article about how to use gluten-free flours when baking. This article discusses the Oral Impact of Celiac Disease. Anokion announced
  • Do you have unanswered general nutrition questions about the gluten-free diet and lifestyle? Our dietitians are happy to answer your general nutrition questions about celiac disease. Please submit questions that are applicable to a general gluten-free audience. We regret that personal clinical questions (medical history, labs, supplements, etc.) cannot be addressed. Time allowing, every effort will be made to answer all submitted questions.  Click Here to Ask a Question This month's answered questions: Is it safe for my child to play on wheat straw? Is maltodextrin really gluten-free? How can I get GF meals in an assisted living facility?
  • NCA 5k Save the Date! NCA will hold a 5k in Needham, MA on May 30. Can't make it? You will be able to sign up as a virtual runner! Celiac Disease: New Perspectives for 2020 Save the Date! The 2020 National Celiac Conference will take place on October 24, 2020 in Norwood, MA. More information coming soon! What's Happening Near You? Find an Event: Visit our Events Page to see upcoming events around the nation. This month features  monthly meetings, support group meetings and ROCK meet ups across the nation. Post an Event: Do you know about an event
  • Shopping for a GF sweet treat for your Valentine? Check a GF candy list first from: Very Well Fit  or GF Savvy Mama Please note: these links are provided for your convenience. We have not validated the content of these lists and the National Celiac Association is not responsible for them.