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NFCA President Gives Keynote Speech at Central Pennsylvania Gluten-Free Expo


On Sunday, November 10, 2013 National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) President Alice Bast gave the keynote speech at the Central Pennsylvania Gluten-Free Expo.  Bast presented her speech twice to accommodate the over 1,000 attendees who turned out for the event, which included over 30 vendors proving gluten-free samples.

After sharing her own personal struggle with celiac disease, Bast dispelled myths that the gluten-free diet will help with weight loss, noting that many gluten-free foods are higher in calories and fat and often low in fiber.  In addition, Bast offered tips for people living with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (‘gluten sensitivity’) to help them maintain a healthy, lifelong gluten-free diet.

Many thanks to the organizers of the Central Pennsylvania Gluten-Free Expo for having Alice and NFCA as part of the big event and congratulations on such a large turnout!

Get the full scoop on the event from the Lewistown Sentinel.