Coeliac Awareness Week, 13 - 20 March

March 13-20 is Coeliac Awareness Week.

With an estimated 1 in 70 Australians suffering from Coeliac disease, it is important to understand the condition and what can be done to make life easier for sufferers.

Coeliac disease is a condition that causes your body to have an immune response to gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and rye.  The treatment a strict gluten free diet.

Thankfully, it is becoming easier to follow a gluten free diet. As well as more products becoming available, there are also plenty of handy tools to assist you with shopping, eating out and finding recipes.

Here are just a few:

  • Gluten Free Eating Directory - If you love to go out and share meals with friends and family, this eating directory helps you find gluten free friendly places to eat.
  • Coeliac Australia - This is the website of The Coeliac Society of Australia. 
  • GoScan App – This is a product-checking app. These are handy if you are on the run. You can create an account and set your preferences to your dietary need. You use the camera on your phone to scan a barcode via the app and then it provides you with the information about the product.

If you are new to following a gluten free diet or need some assistance in applying the gluten free diet to your lifestyle, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian can help.

Make an appointment to see a dietitian at Connect Health and Community on (03) 9575 5333.

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