No popular authors found.


Get Celiac.com's E-Newsletter

Categories

No categories found.







Ads by Google:


Questions? Join Our Forum:
~1 Million Posts
& Over 66,000 Members!



SHARE THIS PAGE:
Celiac.com Sponsors:

Congress Hears First Ever Testimony on Celiac Disease

Celiac.com 05/25/2004 - On April 27, 2004, for the first time, individuals with Celiac Disease testified before a Congressional Committee.

Lisa Murphy, and her son, Colin, represented the ACTF before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education. They did an outstanding job outlining what celiac disease is, who it affects, the need for NIDDK to develop a research plan for CD, as well as the need for greater physician and patient education (The Murphy family, of Chappaqua, NY, was featured in a Feb. 2004 Parents magazine article about CD).

The Labor-HHS Subcommittee determines how much money NIH receives each year. Having individuals with Celiac Disease provide information about the disease is critical to securing funding for research.

Ads by Google:

After hearing the testimony, Subcommittee Chairman, Ralph Regula (R-OH), asked if food labels were a problem for celiacs. Not missing a beat, Lisa offered an emphatic, Yes, then highlighted problems she has encountered. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), sponsor of H.R. 3684, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, and member of the Subcommittee, explained the bill was drafted to help individuals like Lisa, and Colin.

The celiac community has waited a very long time for this incredible opportunity.

The American Celiac Task Force is grateful to the entire Murphy family for graciously agreeing toshare their story, and for helping to make this historic day possible.

Allison Herwitt
Co-Chair, Legislative Project
American Celiac Task Force

Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).












Related Articles



1 Response:

 
Karen Winslow
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on
30 Apr 2012 4:44:06 AM PST
Hi Scott...do we have any info on when this bill (Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), sponsor of H.R. 3684, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act) will come up for a vote? We should all become active and contact our Congressional Representatives to vote positively on this bill. Other than your great site, we need to work at getting the word out in the mainstream as well.




Rate this article and leave a comment:
Rating: * Poor Excellent
Your Name *: Email (private) *:




In Celiac.com's Forum Now:


An autoimmune disease can occur when the body's immune system mistakenly perceives a nonthreatening substance. In the case of people with celiac disease, gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats) is seen as a foreign invader and is attacked by the immune system. This immune system ...

Might consider my approach of a dairy free keto diet with very limited meat intake. I live off of omelettes with veggies, veggie stir fries nut based breads, nut butters, seeds, avocados, coconut, coconut wraps, nut based milks and cheeses instead of dairy, and I tend to have Kal nutritional yeas...

Thank u for replying, My gp said the high normal is 10 and I am 41. Waiting to have my biopsy done. Have been so Ill since last December with lots of neurological problems have had brain mri and have a small lesion on my brain but not necciserily connected to ms but have to have a repeat scan. Af...

Well, while not being a dairy product for Psoriatic people we are very limited to meat products so better option for me would be vegan.

Oh, the description said it was crispy but didn't realize it would be hard, what about this one? https://www.walmart.com/ip/4C-Gluten-Free-Plain-Crumbs-12-oz/39096467?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227026826600&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=43010521232&wl4=aud-310687321802:pla-81548181392&wl5=9004416&...