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    Seville Spain Launches a Gluten-Free Support Network

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      Seville's Local Council wants to help people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance to have a normal social life.

    Caption: A restaurant in Seville, Spain. Image: CC BY 2.0--Neilhooting

    Celiac.com 11/12/2019 - People with celiac disease know that the battle to remain gluten-free requires constant vigilance, and most are thankful for any help they can get along the way. Still, most help is limited and scattershot.

    Ever wonder what it would look like for a town or city to help people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance to have a normal social life? Well, it might look a bit like a plan unveiled recently by the City Council of Seville, Spain as part of a new health and welfare campaign designed to provide comprehensive information on gluten-free food options within Seville. 

    Promoted by the Department of Public Health, and presented by the Department of Public Health and its Delegation of Social Welfare, Employment and Comprehensive Plans for Social Transformation, the program, called Network Seville Gluten Free, aims to create and develop, and map, a network of catering establishments that offer gluten-free meals.

    The main goal is to improve the quality of life of celiac persons, both citizens and tourists to Seville, in terms of accessibility to food services, and thus to contribute to a more normal social life for those people.

    The program will begin by raising awareness, stimulating training, and promoting the creation of a network of hotels and establishments, can safely and reliably meet the needs of people with gluten intolerance.

    To help launch the initiative, representatives from four restaurants joined with the municipal delegate for Social Welfare, Employment and Comprehensive Social Transformation Plans of the City Council, Juan Manuel Flores, to sign protocols for joining to the Network.

    Stay tuned for more on this and related stories about celiac disease and gluten-free living.

    Read more at TheMayor.eu

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,000 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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