Following are some ways you can get involved and support legislation that will make a difference for people who have to follow a gluten-free diet.


1. Support the ADINA Act to label gluten in medication

On June 21, 2023, Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Dean Phillips (D-MN), Mike Lawler (R-NY), and Mike Sherrill (D-NJ) introduced the bipartisan Allergen Disclosure In Non-Food Articles (ADINA) Act. Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) introduced a companion in the Senate.

H.R.4263 and S.2079 – The Allergen Disclosure In Non-Food Articles (ADINA) Act; To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of a drug intended for human use to identify each ingredient in such drug that is, or is derived directly or indirectly from, a major food allergen or a gluten-containing grain, and for other purposes.

Support this Bill by calling or writing to your local representatives and asking them to sign on to support it. Feel free to edit this letter and send it to your representative.

Click here to find your representative. Click here to read the press release and visit congress.gov for detailed information, including a list of the current co-sponsors in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Please support this Bill by calling or writing to your local representatives and asking them to sign on to support it. Feel free to edit this letter and send it to your representative.


2. Support the Food Labeling Modernization Act to label gluten in food

The Food Labeling Modernization Act (FLMA) of 2023 was introduced on April 26, 2023 by House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).  Read the press release here.

Pertinent to the gluten-free community, the FLMA would amend the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) to require that food product packaging disclose ALL gluten-containing grains (wheat, barley, and rye) in the ingredient list and/or “Contains” statement on ingredient labels.

Sign on to this very important piece of legislation! Use your voice TODAY to protect people with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. 

Thanks to the Center for Science in the Public Interest for creating this easy-to-use form to support this Bill. 


3. Support the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2023

On November 14, 2023, Representative Robin L. Kelly (D-IL) and Representative Jennifer A. Kiggans (R-VA) introduced the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2023 to the House, while Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced it to the Senate.

Under the proposed bill, coverage for medical nutrition therapy would be expanded under Medicare Part B to cover people with gastrointestinal diseases, including celiac disease as well as other conditions.

Click here to read the House Bill, or Click here to read the Senate Bill.

Read the statement from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urging Congress to pass these bills.

Write, call or email your Congressional leaders to co-sponsor and support the passage of this important Bill.

Click here to find and contact your Representatives and ask them to support the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2023.

Click here to contact your Senators and ask them to support the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2023.


4. Support the citizen petition to label gluten

Make your voice heard; support 10-year-old Jax’s citizen petition to require the labeling of gluten on all food products. This Citizen Petition is a response to President Biden’s nationwide call-to-action with the “White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities.”

Read more about Jax’s petition here.

Click on the FDA-2023-P-3942 Docket to submit your comments to the FDA website.


5. Ask Your Members of Congress to Join the Celiac Disease Caucus

Representative Betty McCollum officially launched the bipartisan House Celiac Disease Caucus by circulating a Dear Colleague letter requesting House members to join.

Rep. McCollum has celiac disease and has been a driving force in compelling the NIH to fund celiac disease research for the past two years.

The strength of this Caucus will be instrumental in securing NIH funding and legislation to improve the quality of life of those with celiac disease.

We urge you to ask your Members of Congress to add their names to the growing list of Celiac Disease Caucus members. Feel free to use any portion of this letter (click here to download the letter) in your message to your Members of Congress. Click below for an easy way to contact your local Members of Congress.

Please contact Pat Maillet at patrick.maillet@mail.house.gov with Rep. Betty McCollum’s office with any questions about the Celiac Disease Caucus.


6. Support Permanent Telehealth Protections

Access to telehealth is vital to the well-being and quality of life of individuals in every community in America. Advances in technology combined with patients’ demands for improved access to care have led to millions more people using telehealth to see their providers, get prescriptions, and manage their health, including people with celiac disease. During the pandemic, restrictions on telehealth were suspended through public health emergency (PHE) waivers, resulting in the rapid expansion of virtual care. In response to patients’ reliance on telehealth, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, a two-year extension of these critical flexibilities at the end of 2022.

However, without additional action from Congress to make these flexibilities permanent, millions of people risk losing access to the care they value. Congress must urgently act to enact permanent telehealth protections, without onerous restrictions.

Write, call or email your Congressional leaders to support permanent telehealth protections.

Click here to find and contact your Representatives and ask them to support permanent telehealth protections.

Click here to contact your Senators and ask them to support permanent telehealth protections.