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10 ways to Raise awareness for Celiacs Disease!

10 WAYS TO RAISE AWARENESS EVERY DAY!

MAY is NATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

  1. Share “Are You The ONE?” color brochure with friends and family who are unaware of celiac disease and its symptoms.
  2. Write your Congressperson and them ask to co-sponsor/support H. Con. Res 110 as Celiac Disease Awareness Month.
  3. Contact the health editor of your local newspaper and ask them if they know about celiac disease. Write them a letter and share your story.
  4. Read the latest on the Celiac Diet Series – articles from Practical Gastroenterology. Print out one of the articles and give it to your doctor, dietician or pharmacist
  5. Suggest that employees at your company have a “Pay $5 to wear jeans to work on Friday” to raise awareness and funds for CDF at your office.
  6. Request CDF brochures from the national office and ask your doctor and dentist to place them in their reception area. CDF brochures are also downloadable from our website: click here
  7. Request CDF brochures and Quick Start Diet Guides and give to teachers and healthcare providers at your child’s school or day care center.
  8. Find out if there is a health fair coming up in your town and offer to set up a table with information on celiac disease and how to get tested.
  9. Have a dinner party with your friends – celiacs and non-celiacs – and make a delicious gluten-free meal – complete with dessert! Show them gluten-free is fabulous!
  10. When you visit a friend or neighbor in the hospital, take the opportunity to talk to doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and dieticians to help increase their awareness of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet needs of celiac patients during their hospital stay.

http://www.celiac.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=71 <~~ Resource!

 

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