“From non-GMO to Gluten-Free: Sales of natural products with third party certifications surge in 2012”

“Sales of natural products featuring third party certifications surged in 2012, according to new data from SPINS, with non-GMO project verified products leading the charge (+18%), followed by Fair Trade USA (+17%), Certified Gluten Free (+17%), and Certified B Corporation (+15%).”  ~Source: FoodNavigator-USA.com

Read the full article on FoodNavigator-USA.com, prepared by Elaine Watson.

“Bringing Gluten-free Home for Holidays”

“The holiday season can easily strike fear in the hearts of those on a gluten-free or restricted diet. As if it wasn’t hard enough to avoid gluten during the rest of the year, it can seem downright impossible during the holidays when cookies, pies, and bread are particularly prevalent.”

Read the full article on SimplyGlutenfreeMag.com, with tips from Dr. Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN.
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CCA ‘Gluten-Free Certification Program’

“The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) is the only Canadian voluntary certification program designed for manufacturers of gluten-free food, drug and pharmaceutical products that are intended to be differentiated from the increasing clutter of gluten-free claims in today’s marketplace by using the Trusted Mark of the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA).” ~Source: celiac.ca

Learn more at glutenfreecertification.ca.

Supplementing a Gluten-Free Diet

“Adherence to a gluten-free diet can result in a number of micronutrient deficiencies.
Although it is common for grain products, such as cereal or flour, to be fortified or enriched with vitamins and minerals, most gluten-free products lack this enrichment. For someone with celiac disease, gluten damages the small intestine which can impair the absorption of nutrients. Thus, individuals following a gluten-free diet are susceptible to nutrient deficiencies.” (Source: gluten.net/learn/)

Read more of the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Education Bulletin:“Supplementing a Gluten-Free Diet.” (Updated August 2011)

Your Health: Celiac Disease and GI Issues in Children

Should your child be on a gluten-free diet? Are more and more children being diagnosed with celiac disease? Who benefits from going gluten-free?

In this interview, Dr. Anca Safta of the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital talks about celiac disease and a special “pill cam” that’s now being use to diagnose children with gastrointestinal problems.

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GREAT U: Gluten-Free Guide to College Living

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is thrilled to present this interactive and informative resource for gluten-free college students (and college students to come!): GREAT U: Gluten-Free Guide to College Living.

“Gluten-free Back-to-School Tips and Recipes”

“If it hasn’t started yet, school’s just around the corner for millions of gluten-free kids. That means a gluten-free plan for breakfast every morning, and for gluten-free lunches, and in-school and after-school snacks.”

Read the full article on Celiac.com, prepared by Jefferson Adams.

“1 in every 100 U.S. Whites has Celiac Disease”

“One percent of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. – close to two million Americans – have celiac disease, but most are not aware they suffer the gluten-intolerance problem, according to a new study.The results back up earlier estimates of how common celiac disease is in the U.S. and Europe, the researchers say. They also support evidence that the condition is far more rare among Hispanics and blacks.”

Read the full article on medicaldaily.com, prepared by Kerry Grens.