By Cheryl McEvoy, NFCA Director of Communications and New Media
September 13th is Celiac Awareness Day. It honors the birthday of Samuel Gee, a pediatrician who published the first clinical description of celiac disease in 1888. More than 120 years later, celiac disease is still largely undiagnosed. Of the estimated 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, 85 percent don’t know they have it.
To celebrate Celiac Awareness Day, share these important facts with your family and friends. You may help someone get diagnosed!