Monthly e-newsletter serving the celiac and gluten-free community.

JANUARY 2018 EDITION

Lee Graham, Executive Director

It is our 25th Birthday! Since 1993, we have been supporting, educating and advocating for those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. To celebrate, one lucky member will have an extra year added to his or her NCA membership on the 25th day of each month in 2018. Stay tuned to hear more about how we will be celebrating this banner year! 

Save the date for the National Celiac Conference: New Facts on Celiac! to be held on November 10 and 11, 2018. Hope you can attend this 1 ½ day event we are planning with the Harvard Medical School Celiac Research Program. The National Celiac Conference will be jam-packed with the latest medical and scientific information from some of your favorite doctors as well as speakers from across the country and plenty of food. November is a wonderful time to visit Boston!  Please plan to attend this premium conference.

Please contact us with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Yours in health,
Lee Graham, Executive Director

Winter 2018 Gluten-Free Nation


Please look out for the 2018 Winter edition of Gluten-Free Nation, its in the mail now!

Can’t Wait?
We don’t blame you! Members can access the digital edition immediately below.

Tax Deductions For Gluten-Free Food

Have you ever wondered about deducting the cost of gluten-free food on your income taxes? Please see this article for more information and to help you determine if you might be able to save some money doing this.

It Is Our Birthday

Would you like to give us a Birthday present? We are wrapping up our annual appeal but you can still support NCA’s mission and goals. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for individuals with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivities, their families, and communities throughout the nation.


Events and Activities Around the Nation

Find An Event: Visit www.nationalceliac.org/events to see upcoming events across the nation!

Post An Event: Do you know about an event that we aren’t aware of? Add it to the calendar here or send us an email.

Save The Date: The National Celiac Conference: New Facts on Celiac, Will be held November 10-11, 2018 in Norwood, MA.

Gluten-Free Seal Recognition Program

Following the dissolution of CSA in 2017, NCA will be continuing the valuable Gluten-Free Recognition Seal Program. When products display the Recognition Seal, customers are assured they are choosing a product which has undergone the most stringent third-party gluten-free certification available for product, processing and packaging. Products carrying NCA's Recognition Seal test at 5 ppm of gluten or less

Webinars and Podcasts

Ask The Dietitian

Do you have unanswered general nutrition questions about the gluten-free diet and lifestyle?

Melinda Dennis is NCA’s Senior Dietitian Consultant and is happy to answer them. Look for answers on the website and in the following month’s e-newsletter.

Click Here to Submit a Question


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Celiac Disease and GF in the News

Product Recalls & Alerts

Gel Spice Company, Inc
Gel Spice Company, Inc. issued an Allergy Alert for Spice Time and Spice Supreme Beef Flavored Bouillon Cubes due to undeclared allergens (soy and wheat). See the recall notice here.

Rafedain Shish Kabob Company
Rafedain Shish Kabob Company recalled Chicken Patty Shish Kabobs due to undeclared allergens (milk, wheat and soy). Read about it here.

Jane Bakes
Jane Bakes Hazelnut and Chocolate Cookies and Coconut and Caramel Cookies are incorrectly labeled gluten-free and contain wheat flour. See the alert here.

Gluten Free Watchdog’s Citizen Petition
Comments on Gluten Free Watchdog’s citizen petition requesting that the FDA establish a specific protocol for increased surveillance, investigation and enforcement of potential facial misbranding violations under the gluten-free labeling law are closing next month. Please take the time to comment and be heard here.

Recipe of the Month

Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs

NCA’s Executive Director Lee Graham made these for her family for Christmas and can’t stop raving about how easy and delicious they are.

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