Weight is a popular topic when it comes to questions about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. While a sign of undiagnosed celiac disease can be weight loss, research has shown that this disease can impact overweight individuals, too. Further, many newly diagnosed celiacs experience the common unwanted reality of weight gain due to their small intestine now able to absorb more of the nutrients they are consuming.
Join NFCA as Amy Jones, MS, RD, LD, Chief Clinical Dietitian and Celiac Support Group Facilitator, Mary Rutan Hospital, educates gluten-free individuals on how to manage their weight through a nutritious gluten-free diet using a healthy fitness regimen and a mindful approach to eating.
Sponsored by Blue Diamond and Vitacost, this webinar is free of charge and the only requirement is a working Internet connection!
Webinar participants will have the chance for Amy to incorporate their questions and concerns into her presentation. Deadline for questions is Tuesday, April 3. Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject lines entitled "April Webinar Q&A."
Continuing Education Credit: Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR) are able to participate in this live 60-minute webinar to obtain CE credits regardless of this program's approval status as long as the webinar is professional in nature. RDs and DTRs need to retain a copy of the program evaluation available after their participation. Program participants will receive a link to complete the program evaluation one day after the close of the webinar.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. It is triggered by consumption of the protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. Left untreated, people with celiac disease can develop further complications such as other autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and cancer. The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) was formed as a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to raise awareness of celiac disease Awareness brings treatment that, in turn, brings improvement of the quality of life for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Our goal is to reduce the time to diagnosis and, in the process, reduce the devastating impact of undiagnosed celiac disease, including the contraction of others diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and an “autoimmune cascade." Celiaccentral.org is the NFCA’s official webpage. Here you will find further information on Celiac Disease, tips on managing this disease through a gluten-free diet, food manufactures, retailers, and restaurant that provide gluten free products, gf recipes, links to other celiac communities and blogs, a monthly newsletter, and many more resources that can assist from diagnosis to daily life with this disease.View Thread
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