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Getting Started Guide

Are you newly diagnosed with celiac disease? Take it step by step! Download our Beyond Celiac Getting Started Guide today.

Seriously, Celiac Disease

If you have celiac disease, your biological relatives are at risk. Talk to them. Tell them the facts. Urge them to test. We can show you how.

Symptoms Checklist

Do you think you have celiac disease? Take our Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist.

In Pursuit of a Cure: How You Can Move the Field of Celiac Disease Forward in Your Day-to-Day Life

There are many ways to help celiac disease awareness and research move forward every day.

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Survey: Would You Use a Test Designed to Detect Gluten Exposure?

An anonymous survey wants to gain insights and opinions from the celiac disease community on how researchers can help improve disease management.
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Our Impact on Celiac Disease

Beyond Celiac was founded as the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) in 2003 as the first patient advocacy group dedicated to improving the environment in order to drive diagnosis from a mere 3% and help people access the only medicine available for celiac disease: gluten-free food.

Today, Beyond Celiac serves the 21 million Americans requiring a gluten-free diet as the only treatment for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (‘gluten sensitivity’). Through our Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist and Talk. Tell. Test. campaign, we have increased the diagnosis rate sixfold. Gluten-free food is now available in every supermarket, convenience store and gas station across the United States. Our aggressive research agenda advances pathways toward a cure for celiac disease, which many experts believe is possible within just ten years.

Since 2003, Beyond Celiac has worked to advance the field of celiac disease. Our results speak for themselves:
  1. Alice Bast founds the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)
  1. NFCA receives NIH grant
  1. NFCA submits letter to the FDA highlighting the need for consistent gluten-free food labeling
  1. First ever campaign to raise public awareness of celiac disease launches
  2. NFCA launches the first Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist
  3. NFCA educates community on food labeling laws in the absence of a gluten-free food labeling law
  4. New web section created to help the community voice their opinion on gluten-free food labeling
  1. First Gluten-Free Cooking Spree is held
  2. Alice Bast joins Alliance for a Stronger FDA
  3. Alice Bast becomes member of the FDA panel on food labeling
  1. First Appetite for Awareness event held in Philadelphia
  2. NFCA creates continuing education programming for pharmacists
  3. NFCA hosted two Gluten in Medications Educational Session events
  4. NFCA begins free monthly webinars
  5. NFCA launches GREAT Kitchens to train restaurants in safe gluten-free food preparation
  1. NFCA launches first of its kind GREAT Healthcare programs
  2. NFCA launches CME for primary care providers
  1. NFCA produces first Gluten-Free Pavilion at National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show
  2. rated as one of “10 Great Website with Accurate Information”
  3. ranked “#1 Resource for Celiac Facts”
  4. NFCA launches initiative focused on celiac disease and women’s health
  1. NFCA participates in “1 in 133” lobbying event in DC to push gluten-free labeling standards
  2. Alice Bast receives the Philadelphia Award
  3. FDA grant to study gluten in medications awarded to NFCA
  1. surpasses 1 million visitors
  2. NFCA participates in program to gather signatures to push gluten-free food labeling laws through the FDA
  3. NFCA distributes survey on celiac disease and fertility
  1. NFCA formally supports the Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act
  2. NFCA endorses the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP)
  1. NFCA becomes top resource for understanding the FDA gluten-free food labeling law
  2. NFCA studies barriers to celiac disease testing in at-risk family members
  3. NFCA launches the GREAT Schools, Colleges & Camps training program
  1. NFCA launches first national family testing campaign, Seriously Celiac Disease: Talk Tell Test
  2. NFCA hosts Research Summit to drive innovation and collaboration among researchers
  3. NFCA becomes Beyond Celiac

Fast Facts About Celiac Disease View All

An estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population, has celiac disease.