Going gluten-free is a hot topic among those embracing a more healthful diet in 2011.  And new research estimates that gluten sensitivity may affect over 40% of the population. 

But for 3 million Americans, going gluten-free should be more than a lifestyle choice. Celiac Disease affects 1 in 133 Americans, yet 95% don't know they have it.

May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month and the Celiac Disease Foundation is celebrating 21 years of raising awareness.

Monday, May 9th from 11a.m-2p.m join the Celiac Disease Foundation and Pam Mac D's Gluten-Free Market, (3516 W. Magnolia Bl., Burbank) to kick off National Celiac Disease Awareness Month!

Attendees to this FREE event will enjoy yummy, sweet and savory samplings from several Gluten-Free Food vendors, Gluten-Free Grilled Cheese Sandwiches courtesy of Rudi's Gluten-Free Bread, and Gluten-Free Goodie Bags courtesy of PF Changs China Bistro.
Foundation members will be on hand to answer questions and provide informational flyers about Celiac Disease.

Please join us as we raise awareness about Celiac Disease: "The #1 disease you've never heard of"

The Celiac Disease Foundation's Annual Educational Conference and Food Faire will be held on May 14th at the Universal Hilton, Universal City

Registration is available on-line: www.celiac.org. , or by calling (818) 990-2354

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