Celiac Support Association

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a COMMON, genetically linked disease. An environmental STRESS can activate celiac disease. In people with celiac disease, gluten exposure evokes an immune mediated response throughout the body and measurable damage to the intestinal lining. Some of the most common symptoms are joint pain, anemia, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue and irritability.


Recall Notice

What the FDA is doing

From FARE RECALLS: General Mills is voluntarily recalling several days of production of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California facility on certain dates in July of this year because of an undeclared allergen – wheat – with potential adverse health effects. Because this recall relates to an undeclared allergen, this is a Class I product recall...


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November 18, 2015 FDA Proposed Ruling Food Labeling; Gluten-Free Labeling of Fermented, Hydrolyzed, or Distilled Foods Gluten-Free Labeling Comments Open until February 16, 2016  

Celiac Clinical Trials Link  - National Institutes of Health Listing

October 2015 -- New celiac disease diagnositic blood test developed in Oslo, Norway is in Clinical Trials. The diagnostic test promises to be highly accurate, even for people who are on a gluten-free diet.

Related materials:

August 5, 2014  FDA Voluntary "Gluten-Free" for Food Labeling took effect  FDA Defines Gluten-Free (less than20ppm)   

The FDA Health Hazard Assessment for Gluten Exposure in Individuals with Celiac Disease: Determination of Tolerable Daily Intake Levels and Levels of Concern for Gluten

FDA Small Entity Compliance Guide to Gluten-free Labeling

FDA Final Regulatory Impact & Regulatory Fexibility Analysis

Future Therapeutic Treatments for Celiac Disease and Gluten Disorders?


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About Us

The Celiac Support Association® is the major membership based non-profit supporting those with celiac disease and gluten related disorders. Through chapters, resource units, and members, providing research-based perspectives for optimal health.

Our support groups foster a significant improvement in a member's quality of life as validated by independent research.


2015 Annual CSA Meeting

Thanks to those who attended the annual meeting!

Where Everything is Up to Date

September 27, 2015
Overland Park, Kansas

Mary Schluckebier's presentation is posted on meeting page


Schwan's Cares Fundraising Program

Gluten-Free for Samuel Gee

CSA has registered for the Schwan's Fundraising Program.  If you are a Schwan's customer or are interested in becoming a customer, please visit www.schwans.com and register for an online account.  Orders must be placed online to be eligible for the fundraiser #21923.

Our goal is to raise $10,000.  To learn more about this fundraising process, please visit click here.

Our campaign page can be found at, https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/21923-gluten-free-for-samuel-gee.

The Celiac Support Association (CSA) proudly announces our grant award for Phase I of the Platform for Engaging Everyone Responsibly (PEER).

  • The CSA awarded this PEER grant.
  • PEER hopes to advance an understanding of health and disease, and to accelerate the development of cohorts for clinical trials.
  • The 15 selected awardees will work with Genetic Alliance to develop and refine the ‘white label’ PEER while engaging their communities.
  • See the press release for more information and a complete list of Phase I awardees.

Gluten-Free YOU!

 CSA Monthly Motivational Talking Points

CSA has compiled a resource of monthly motivational talking points to assist local Chapters and Resource Units, titled Gluten-Free You! The monthly issues are complimentary for the CSA Chapters and CSA membership in an effort to create awareness, strengthen and educate individuals with celiac disease and their families. Click here to download all the Monthly flyers.

Gastroenterology Regulatory Endpoints and the Advancement of Therapeutics

FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Gastroenterology Regulatory Endpoints and the Advancement of Therapeutics (GREAT 3) - FDA Workshop on Celiac Disease was held in March. Remember the Drug division and the Food division have separate mandates and responsibilities to the public.March 31, 2015: View and Download Presentations (GREAT 3)Learn more about the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Gastroenterology Regulatory Endpoints and the Advancement of Therapeutic.

Expert Videos

Learn about the set of expert videos for adults and children (will be available later this fall) for non-profit celiac and gluten related disorders support groups, clinics, and hospitals. Featured speakers in videos include Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN; Anthony Colatrella, MD; Rosio Hernandez, MS, RD, CNSC; EA Stewart, RD; and Anna Quini, PA.

Email, call or text THRIVING to 51555 to learn more.

Why Donate $30 Now & Join the National Celiac Support Association?

  • Free 10 minute talk with a CSA dietitian or staff nutritionist about gluten-free lifestyle tips and techniques ($30 value).
  • Get one year of e-Lifeline (print is $5 more).
  • Get e-reports from our Chief Medical Advisor on digestive enzymes, elafin, probiotics and more.
  • Advanced access to CSA's new expert video series this spring including renowned Celiac dietitian Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN.
  • Your tax deductible donation keeps our 100+ chapters, Cel-kids groups, kids camps, and food pantries going strong by offsetting heavy insurance costs.

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