Friday, May 1, 2009

Celiac Disease Awareness Month - May 2009

May is Celiac Awareness Month among most of the Celiac organizations around the world (excluding the CSA which recognizes October). You'll see a lot from me this month about raising awareness so stay tuned.

In the meantime, please visit the following link on the American Celiac Disease Alliance Web site to see what you can do to help. The ACDA is an alliance of major Celiac Disease and Gluten Free players in the USA which was formed in 2003. Their original goal was to persuade Congress to require food labels to include information about allergens. The ACDA was a major force behind the signing of the 2004 Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.

Their Advocacy Web site has information about how to find and contact your local representatives to encourage them to support Bill # H.CON.RES.110 which will officially recognize May as Celiac Disease Awareness Month in the USA. From this link, simply enter your information (name, address, etc...) and it will automatically find your Representative and send them a note (already generated by the ACDA). It's pretty simple.


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