The Canadian Celiac Association recommends that those diagnosed with celiac disease consult with a Dietitian skilled in the management of celiac disease and that teaching should include nutritional assessment, nutrient deficiency treatment & education, food labelling, nutrient content of a gluten free diet, 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. Gluten-Free Foods by Food Groups (9 pages)
5. What does “Gluten-Free” actually mean?
6. Gluten-Free Shopping
7. Gluten Sources in Medications & Gluten-Free Medications
8. 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
9. Celiac Medical Expenses for Tax Deductions
10. Recommended Resources — in print and online
This package is not limited to people newly-diagnosed as having celiac disease. Unfortunately, many people who have been diagnosed for some time have gaps in what they know which may result in them eating foods or drinking beverages that have gluten in them.
The Celiac Disease Management Package fills 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.
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