The Canadian Celiac Association recommends that those diagnosed with celiac disease consult with a Dietitian skilled in the management of celiac disease (nutritional assessment, nutrient deficiency treatment & education, food labelling, nutrient content of GFD, menu & food preparation, cross-contamination, dining out, etc.). This package provides that training.
1. What is Celiac Disease – its prevalence, symptoms (or lack of them), diagnosis, and treatment
2. Nutrition Complications in Celiac Disease – including;
a. Iron deficiency anemia
b. Lactose Intolerance
c. Osteopenia or Osteoporosis
d. Folate deficiency
e. Vitamin B12 deficiency
f. Vitamin K deficiency
h. Underweight and Calorie/Protein deficiency
3. Getting Started – three steps to getting started on a gluten-free diet, without feeling overwhelmed by the details.
4. Ingredients – which ingredients added to a formerly “gluten free product” would make it not gluten free?
5. Gluten-Free Food Ingredients list – extensive
6. Non-Gluten-Free Food Ingredients – extensive
7. What about Alcoholic Beverages? Lists of gluten-free gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, bourbon & scotch, wine, hard ciders, coolers, as well as other alcoholic beverages such as brandy, cognac and liqueurs, etc.
8. What does “Gluten-Free” in alcoholic beverages actually mean?
9. Gluten-Free Shopping in the Lower Mainland
10. Gluten Sources in Medications & Gluten-Free Medications
11. Avoiding Cross-Contamination in Food Preparation – including details and very practical tips to;
a. avoiding cross-contamination at home
b. avoiding cross-contamination at social gatherings
c. avoiding cross-contamination at restaurants – before you go and when you’re there
12. Lower Mainland Restaurants – extensive 10-page list of restaurants that have been reported by people with Celiac disease to be understanding of the need of Celiacs to strictly avoiding gluten.
13. Celiac Medical Expenses for Tax Deductions
14. Recommended Resources – in print and online
The Celiac Disease Management Package provides 3 hours of nutrition education that is specifically designed to cover each of the topics above and in sufficient detail so as to enable someone newly diagnosed with Celiac to safely select foods and ingredients at home and away from home, while enjoying a normal lifestyle.
This package is not limited to newly-diagnosed Celiacs however, as many who have been diagnosed for some time (or those who need to avoid gluten for other reasons) often have ‘gaps’ in what they know. These ‘gaps’ may result in them eating foods or drinking beverages that have gluten in them, or in eating gluten-free foods in restaurants or at friend’s houses that are no longer gluten free, due to cross contamination.
The Celiac Disease Management Package will fill in these important “gaps” so that those who must avoid gluten are confident that they have the information they need to make healthy gluten-free choices.
Get started with your Celiac Disease Management Package.