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:
1. 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. Educate 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!
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!