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  • Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut introduced Senate Bill S.3021 in December. The Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act uses the same language as the House bill by the same name that was introduced in April 2019. The Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act is "A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of a drug that is intended for human use and contains an ingredient that is derived directly or indirectly from a gluten-containing grain to identify each such ingredient, and for other purposes."  Please support this important bill by contacting your Senators and asking
  • Article sponsored by Fody Foods Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), and the low FODMAP diet are all interlinked. If you suffer from IBS or NCGS and experience digestive issues you could stand to benefit from this specialized diet. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting a new diet. What are FODMAPs? Before you leap in to the low FODMAP diet, it’s important to understand what it is exactly. FODMAPs are “fermentable oligo-, di-, and mono-saccharides and polyols.” Now you get it, right?! Unless you’re a food scientist, probably not. In layman’s terms, FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates
  • Sticky Fingers Bakeries Gluten-Free Scone mixes may contain wheat. Click here to read about this alert and see product photos, and click here to read an update. Please follow Gluten-Free Watchdog to ensure that you have the latest information on this product alert. Sierra Soups Pasta e Fagioli includes a gluten-free claim that states "(without pasta)" while the ingredients include pasta shells (enriched with durum semolina flour). A product can only state it is gluten-free if it is GF as packaged. Click here to read about this alert and see product and label photos. Kettle Cuisine has recalled Fresh Food
  • On Saturday January 25 from 10 am to 2 pm, a portion of all sales at Lilly Pulitzer The Westchester (NY) will be donated to NCA. You can visit the store or call (914) 428-4160 to have your order shipped to you.
  • Gluten-Free Watchdog has issued an important call to action: Stop Facial Misbranding of Gluten-Free Foods. You can support this effort by contacting Secretary Alex Azar of the Health and Human Services agency by email or phone: 202-690-7000. If you are on social media, you can also send tweets to @SecAzar and @US_FDA. GF Watchdog provides suggested text for your communication. This article highlights ways the FDA can improve.
  • 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: How do I manage anxiety around eating new foods? Do you have any tips for traveling with celiac disease? Is caraway the same as rye?
  • Q: Is caraway the same as rye? Answer Caraway/caraway seed is naturally gluten-free. It belongs to the same family as fennel and dill. Caraway seed is often used as a spice in rye bread, but is not related to rye and is safe for people with celiac disease. Just make sure to read labels carefully to make sure it does not contain any added ingredients. Note: This information is provided by NCA and Katarina Mollo MEd, RDN, LDN, NCA's Director of Education. This information is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for personalized medical advice or
  • Q: I'll be traveling abroad three times in the next year and while I'm excited, I feel worried about food availability while traveling. I really don't want to get sick while in a foreign country. Do you have any tips for traveling with celiac disease? Answer Traveling while staying gluten-free (GF) can be a daunting task, but is possible with a bit of planning and research ahead of time. General Tips for Traveling: Carry GF snacks. Bring GF foods such as cereal, bread and pasta. Have GF foods shipped ahead of time to your destination. Keep a restaurant card with