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                          Issue No. 15   -   July 9, 2013

We thank you for your continued support. Please enjoy this INBRIEF 

(CDF's monthly digital newsletter).

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Legislative Updates
Contact Congress
Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act 

As the fight for food labeling nears completion, it is time to turn our focus
 to prescription medications.  These may contain gluten too, and 
drug companies often say that information about gluten sources
 is proprietary. If the information is needed to ensure patient safety, 
as in the case of individuals with celiac disease, 
or non-celiac gluten sensitivity it MUST be disclosed.  
We need your help to make this requirement a reality. 
Ask your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 2003,
 the Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act.

The road to proper 
gluten-free food labeling 
has been long and filled with hurdles. 
The light at the end of the tunnel is finally shining through.   
 It has been over eight years since the FALCPA (Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act) labeling standards went into effect. So long ago that people ask... Read more 

GFAGluten-Free Aid After Natural Disasters

Those in the celiac and gluten-free communities rallied together 
after the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes to provide much-needed 
food donations. Most emergency response systems do not segregate or set aside gluten-free items... Read more

A grant from the Simon Family Foundation allowed CDF to fund a 
celiac disease screening study at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.  


Thank you Quest Diagnostics
CDF acknowledges and thanks Quest Diagnostics for dedicating a section 
of its website to celiac disease.
The new section makes it easy to find testing locations, 
explains why we should not take diagnosis and treatment 
into our own hands and ...Visit site


Help Celiac Disease Foundation reach our goal of educating 500 physicians by then end of 2014 to properly diagnose and treat celiac disease.

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                        Marilyn's Message
Celiac Disease Foundation Chief Executive Officer, 
Marilyn Geller, encourages us to contact
the U.S. Congress to help H.R. 2003: 
Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act,  
reveals how following the CDF intern blog at 
can freshen up your summer diet and
discusses the Tribute Fund established
in her father's name.

Read Marilyn's July message


  CDF 1st Annual Golf Outing - August 12th
NY Golf Outing
ING NYC Marathon 
ING NY Marathon

  • ING New York Marathon - November 3, 2013
  • We have 5 bibs for qualified runners
  • Ask for more info


    Pasadena Marathon - June 30th



CDF TEAM gluten-free™ braved extreme heat to participate in the Pasadena Marathon's 10k.  

Thank you 
CDF TEAM gluten-free™ 
Looks like you had a great morning raising money for celiac disease research and support programs.


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StaffCDF Leadership & Staff Updates


* Christopher Holland - elected board treasurer and hosting CDF's first ever golf fundraiser
* Hillary Kane - brought in to assist with operational continuity, expand programming and oversee/integrate all digital and printed collateral

* Maya Blackburn (pictured below left) - elevated to Development Coordinator to assist  with development projects and work on building an integrated social media plan
*  Sean Rubin (pictured below right) - named Community Coordinator to work with CDF affiliates, develop student and volunteer networks and oversee intern programs


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Young & Gluten-Free
Sponsor News
11 Gluten-Free Grilled Fish Products! 
Gorton's Seafood, Proud Sponsor of Celiac Disease Foundation, is excited to announce that their 11 varieties of Grilled Fish products are now certified gluten-free.  This certification ensures that all of Gorton's Grilled Tilapia, Grilled Salmon, Grilled Haddock, Grilled Fillets made from wild caught Alaska Polluck (and the facility where they are produced) are free of gluten. 
2 New Gluten-Free & Soy-Free Flavors 

CDF Sponsor Mary's Gone Crackers, makers of award-winning vegan and gluten-free foods add two new soy-free flavors: Hot n' Spicy Jalape�o and Super Seed.

Both are available for purchase online and are coming to a store near you this month [July].
Coming August 2013
3 Gluten-Free Dough Products  
Pillsbury, a General Mill's Brand and Proud Sponsor of CDF, is on the verge of launching a new line of gluten-free, pre-mixed, refrigerated dough products. *Pie & Pastry; *Chocolate Chip Cookie; and, *Thin Crust Pizza. 
Prepare dozens of dough-based entrees and treats without the hassle of buying, mixing or measuring a long list of ingredients.
Since its inception in 1990, Celiac Disease Foundation has been at the forefront of celiac disease education, awareness, advocacy and support services.  Today, guided by its distinguished Medical Advisory Board, and supported by Chapters and Connections throughout the United States, CDF is meeting the growing public health challenge of increased diagnosis of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. With a range of vital programs and services for the public, patients, healthcare professionals and the food industries, CDF remains dedicated to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed, yet to be diagnosed, and their families.

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