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Free Webinar! Gluten-Free Menu Planning: Budget Friendly Tips

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

I am so excited to be joining the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) for a webinar on living the gluten-free lifestyle… on a budget!

This webinar, Gluten-Free Menu Planning: Budget-Friendly Tips, will be held on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 from 8:30 PM Eastern / 5:30 PM Pacific.

 In this one hour webinar we will be offering up some unique ways to save money on a gluten-free diet including sources for coupons / savings, budget-friendly & healthy recipes, as well as budget-friendly tips.

I am thrilled to be a part of this webinar which has been one of the most popular topic requests the NFCA has received, and I can’t wait to share some tips, tricks and tasty recipes that will help you stay on budget… gluten-free style!

Sponsored by Frito Lay and Cabot Creamery, this webinar is FREE to attend, and the only requirement is a working internet connection. Make sure you sign up today! I’m looking forward to “seeing” you on May 8th!

NFCA Webinar: “Sex & the Celiac: A Focus on Reproductive Health” Wednesday 02/20/13

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

It’s time again for another National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) webinar!

Coming tomorrow, Wednesday, 02/20/13, at 8:30 PM EST (5:30PM PST) the webinar, “Sex and the Celiac: A Focus on Reproductive Health” will focus how celiac disease and reproductive health are commonly associated.

Let’s face it… when people think of celiac disease, they often just think of gastrointestinal health issues (aka: what goes on in the bathroom). But what many don’t know is that celiac disease can also impact what goes on in the bedroom too! Celiac disease can go hand-in-hand with reproductive system issues – complications such as infertility, miscarriages, stillbirths and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Plus, celiac disease can even have an impact on sexual libido.

Stephanie M. Moleski, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals discusses this popular topic, along with questions direct from the attendees of the webinar.

This webinar is a must attend for anyone with celiac disease that is planning for a family now, or will be in the future.

Can’t attend? A recording of each webinar will be posted along with the webinar slides within 72 hours after the live event ends. Download recorded webinars and slides at:

As with all of the NFCA webinars it is FREE to attend! And registering is easy… Just click on the button below:

Ask Shelley Case: Celiac Disease Awareness Month Resources

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Question: Can you suggest some resources that will help me understand more about celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and the gluten-free diet?

Answer: May is celiac awareness month so it is a great time to highlight some resources, guides, information sheets and articles about celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and the gluten-free diet. Explore and enjoy these links. Print them out. Hang them on your refrigerator or bring them grocery shopping with you. Use them as reference for yourself, and also share them with others in order to spread more awareness, visibility and knowledge about celiac disease.

Basics on Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and the Gluten-Free Diet: If you are looking for a handout that explains the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, as well as an overview of the gluten-free diet, nutritional concerns, labeling, resources and helpful links– this guide is for you.

A Quick Reference for Allowed & Non-Allowed Foods for the Gluten-Free Diet: The only treatment for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity is a gluten-free diet. And it can get confusing when it comes to what grains are a “GO” and what grains are a “NO”! All forms of wheat, rye and barley must strictly be avoided, including spelt, kamut, einkorn, emmer, faro, durum, couscous, semolina, bulgur and triticale. Barley malt, barley malt extract, barley malt flavor, brewer’s yeast, malt vinegar, as well as barley-based ale, beer and lager must also be avoided. Here is a more detailed list of foods allowed, to avoid and to question.

Looking for Some Facts about Celiac Disease? This blog post addresses 10 facts about celiac disease that will help you understand the disease and better explain it to others.

What is the Difference Between Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and a Wheat Allergy? This is one of the most common questions I receive. This blog post addresses facts and pointers regarding each of these conditions to help you understand the differences in these somewhat similar, yet very unique medical conditions.

Nutrition and the Gluten-Free Diet? The gluten-free diet can create challenges when it comes to getting the proper nutrients. This chart provides a quick reference and ideas to improve the nutritional quality of your meals and snacks.

Is the Gluten-Free Diet Healthy for Everyone? Gluten-free foods are popping up everywhere and the gluten-free diet is being promoted for everything that ails you. To separate the “wheat from the chaff” you need to check out the facts in this article.

What’s New in the Gluten-Free World? Although there is still a lot we don’t know about celiac disease, there is a lot we do know, thanks to research efforts across the globe. This article recaps some of what we do know about the disease, as well as some important new developments in the gluten-free world.

Finally, as a dietitian specializing in celiac disease and the gluten-free, my mission has been to provide consumers, health professionals, the food industry, media and others with accurate and practical information. One way I’ve accomplished this is through my book, Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide, now in its 4th edition, 9th printing. In addition, my website, newsletter, blog and Q&A columns – like the Ask Shelley Case column on feature lots of free information. Happy reading!

Ask Shelley Case is a feature of It is published the second Tuesday of each month. Shelley Case, RD is a Consulting Dietitian, Speaker and Author of Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide. Visit Shelley and get more gluten-free tips & info at:

Rudi’s Spread the Bread Campaign… Talk about Spreading Gluten-Free Love!

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Don’t you just love it when you find out that a company is doing some good? Giving back to the community and recognizing others that are also doing good?

I was smiling from ear-to-ear when I heard about Rudi’s newest campaign in honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month.

Their campaign is called Spread the Bread (I just love the name!) and the concept is easy:

Rudi’s Gluten-Free will donate $1 to your favorite celiac organization when you download a $1 OFF coupon good towards any Rudi’s gluten-free bread.

It’s simple. Easy. And a win-win for everyone. Talk about spreading around some gluten-free love!

The celiac organizations that you can designate as the recipient of your $1.00 donation include:
Celiac Disease Foundation
Celiac Sprue Association
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

To get your $1.00 OFF coupon and designate the national organization to be the recipient of your $1.00 donation from Rudi’s, click on this Facebook Link.

On behalf of the gluten-free community – thank you, Rudi’s for this fantastic campaign!

Let’s hear your comments… What is your favorite national celiac organization? How about any local organizations?

Halloween Gluten-Free Candy List 2011

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

I love Halloween. What a perfect time for a kid – you can dress up to be whatever your little heart desires, troll the neighborhood with your best friends & siblings after dark, and collect a bounty of candy to boot. But when you put the gluten-free diet and food allergies into the mix, the treats collected can often become a trick.

Over the past few weeks I’ve had many members asking for a gluten-free (or a dairy-free, nut-free, casein-free) Halloween Candy List. So to make things easy for everyone I have found a few websites that list the most popular Halloween Candy and their gluten-free / dairy-free / nut-free / casein-free status.

Please note that some of the lists include candy that is made on the same lines as wheat or other allergens – so use your judgment if this candy should be consumed by your child (or… admit it…. by YOU!)

As always… read all ingredient labels and if you have any questions, call the manufacturer direct!

Here are the lists that I found: – Gluten-free & Allergen-free lists – Gluten-free candy list; Canadian and US lists – Gluten-free candy list – Dairy-Free Halloween Candy List
Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board – Has a Peanut/Tree Nut free list; a gluten-free list and a gluten & casein-free list.

Be Free! Peace Out (Yes… I am the hippie in the upper right corner of the photo!)  And a Safe & Happy Halloween to ALL!

National Foundation of Celiac Awareness (NFCA): The Go-To Resource for Celiacs

Monday, May 16th, 2011

There are many resources on the internet to learn more about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet, but one of my all-time favorite go-to websites is – the homepage for the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness (NFCA).

And for the month of May, the NFCA has featured a really great segment called “Blogger a Day”. In this segment, the NFCA features a gluten-free blogger highlighting what the blog is all about, why they’re fans of the blog and bits-and-pieces of fun info about the voice behind the blog.

The NFCA asked me to be featured in this column, and I was thrilled to become a part of this fun series (read the blog post here). I have also loved reading about fellow bloggers too – including: The Spicy RD, The Gluten-Free Travel Blog and the Gluten-Free Cerealizer. I feel like I have made 30+ new friends because of this program! Check out the Blogger A Day series… I think you’ll like it too.

And if you haven’t checked out NFCA website, or you haven’t visited for awhile, make sure that you click-through for a visit. It’s amazing to discover all the great programs designed for the celiac community the NFCA has spearheaded. Some of these programs include free webinars on managing the gluten-free diet; free videos on cooking & baking gluten-free, celiac disease segments featured on TV and information on the disease; and a section dedicated to celiac event listings. Last, there is also a phenomenal section devoted to celiac disease and women’s health.

Cheers to the NFCA and Happy Celiac Disease Awareness Month to fellow bloggers and the whole celiac community!

P.S. Also, make sure you check out the NFCA on Facebook and Twitter.

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