5 Ways to Celebrate National Celiac Disease Awareness Day!

The U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring September 13, 2011 as the National Celiac Disease Awareness Day! Fun fact: they chose this date because it’s the birthday of Celiac Disease research pioneer, Dr. Samuel Gee. The day was established to promote awareness of and honor those who are affected by Celiac Disease. At Udi’s Gluten Free, we have been brainstorming fun ways to celebrate and have come up with these top five:

Udi's Gluten Free Pizza
Pizza Party!
The best part about make-your-own pizzas is the versatility that they bring to the table. It’s the perfect time to bring out your inner creative foodie and experiment. Or, you can stick to the basics that make everybody smile! For inspiration, head over to our Dinner Recipe section to view a medley of pizza recipes!

2. Take Action!
 We are happy to report that the availability of our products continues to grow, but I bet our whole line of baked goods are not available in all of your local stores. The best way to increase accessibility to your favorite gluten-free foods is simply by talking to your local grocery managers. Edu
cate them on the growing prevalence of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivities and encourage them to carry your favorite Udi’s products. Here is a letter that you can give to them!

There’s no better way to celebrate any occasion than with delicious treats. Udi’s Gluten FreeDouble Chocolate muffins are a sweet breakfast option, but, just by adding frosting you can turn them into decadent celebratory cupcakes!

4. Educate!Udi's Gluten Free Hamburger Buns
This is a great time to educate your friends, neighbors, coworkers and even your doctors about Celiac Disease. Jo-Lynne offers advice on how to tell your friends and family about your gluten-free diet on our Gluten Free Toolkit page. Also, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has printable guides that are easy to print and handout!

5. Grill Out! 
Why grill out? Because you can! A few years ago, hosting or attending a gluten-free BBQ seemed like a fantasy, but now, with Udi’s Gluten Free Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns, you can finally enjoy that burger the way you always have! Ditch the forks and knives and throw on extra ketchup and relish!


3 responses to “5 Ways to Celebrate National Celiac Disease Awareness Day!”

  1. Johnna says:

    What a terrific post. Here’s to gluten-free cupcakes!

  2. Charlie McMonigal says:

    My wife and I recieved a gift card for our 24th wedding aniversary, & today 9/12 we were able to use it. We visited the Olive Garden in Toledo, Ohio & were waited on by a very good waitress (named Holly), and as we told her that I was Gluten Free, she informed me that Olive Garden has a Gluten Free Diet that I was not aware of, she went & got me a take out menu that we can use in the future. I then told her about UDI’s ( would you pass this on to Olive Garden) Greatly appreciative. CM

  3. Terry says:

    Thanks for ideas about spreading the word on Gluten free! Very helpful and inspiring. We sure need it. Saturday, my wife and I said no thanks "5 times" to chips and salsa, then received my dish with cheese sauce on it, even though I’d requested it without. People want to help… They just don’t know how…

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