Welcome to The Savvy Celiac. Where we help smart people become savvy gluten free consumers.

Every day news is made regarding celiac disease and its only treatment: a gluten free diet. Whether it is information about gluten free foods, recipes, scientific research, school tips, eating out, or the basics about the disease symptoms that come with having celiac, we talk about and report on it here using reliable sources and key experts to create great content.

If you have celiac disease, a non-celiac gluten sensitivity or are eating gluten free for other reasons, our one goal is to empower you with information to live a healthy gluten free life.
 
June 13, 2014 by Amy Leger | G+ Amy Leger
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504 plan and celiac kids. Nearly 3/4 of celiac students don’t have one. So what is it? Should we get one? What does it do? And what should parents put in it? We answer these questions and much more here.

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glutennamelabel

We live a gluten free lifestyle. But can we use these gluten-related labels interchangeably: Gluten sensitive, gluten intolerant, gluten avoider, gluten resistant? Maybe there are other labels you know about. Labels can mean different things to different people. Read on for a closer look.

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Finished gluten-free pizza using Glutino's pizza crust mix

From pizza crust to popcorn-style puffed corn and even protein bars, I have tried a few new (to me) gluten-free products. Take a look at the gluten free food reviews and see what you think!

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Can you find State Fair gluten free food at your state’s biggest event? Here’s a list of some state fairs with gluten free options,, plus what to look for if your fair isn’t so gf friendly.

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The MN State Fair gluten free food list Is being prepared. Big opportunities to help spread GF awareness at our state fair booth! We need volunteers– can you help us? Plus you get into the State Fair FREE!

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"X" Marks specialty GF items that have rice in them.  If we weren't GF they probably wouldn't normally contain rice. (photo from 2012)

Arsenic in rice is a concern for the general population, but even more so for folks with celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity who eat rice-based diets. Find out what answers they are looking for.

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Zombie Flash Mob, 2013; photo courtesy PeruZombieWalk.org

Some people with celiac or a gluten-sensitivity may feel like a zombie when getting glutened, but who would think that a zombie walk would be a great way to raise celiac awareness and money for celiac disease research?

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Cheeseburger with Gluten-Free bun and sweet potato fries ordered from Broadway Pizza's Gluten Friendly Menu

A Minnesota-based restaurant launched a gluten friendly menu this spring. What does “gluten friendly” mean? What is their process in the kitchen to keep cross contamination at bay? Plus, find out how my experience was.

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CeliacAwareness2014

The end of Celiac Disease Awareness Month is coming. What did we learn and did we raise enough awareness? Also we explore some ideas on what you can do year ’round to help heighten the awareness for celiac disease.

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gfhealthy

Many Americans think a gluten free diet is healthy for all, but is it? Ideas on what you can do to make your gluten free diet healthier. Plus, why some people think its a good diet option, but they still aren’t buying gluten-free products.

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