"Dunk" Challenge and Gluten-Free Games

“Dunk” Challenge and Gluten-Free Games

Who will be the ChampionDip?

Vote in NFCA’s “Dunk” Challenge

Plus: Games to print and play with your gluten-free kid!

As March Madness sweeps the nation, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is putting a gluten-free spin on the tournament bracket. Introducing: NFCA’s “Dunk” Challenge, sponsored by Crunchmaster.

The players? Popular picks for your game day celebrations. Throughout the month of March, we’ll pit these sweet and savory sensations against each other to see who’s the favorite among gluten-free eaters. That’s right, your votes will decide which is dubbed the ChampionDip.

Here’s how it works: We’ve divided the picks into two conferences:

child with basketball

Conference A

Conference B

Hummus Chocolate
Salsa Guacamole
Ranch Dressing Cheese Spread
Spinach Dip Eggplant Dip
Crab Dip Yogurt Dip
Onion Dip Mustard
Bean Dip Chili
Peanut Butter Buffalo Dip

Game Schedule:

  • Week 1 (March 7-11): Conference A players duke it out in an “every dip for itself” vote on Facebook. The top 2 will move on to the Final Four.

See the winners »

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  • Week 2 (March 14-18): It’s Conference B’s turn, as the dips fight to get enough votes on Facebook to move into the next round. Only 2 will make the cut.

See the winners »

  • Week 3 (March 21-25): The Final Four return for another round of voting. Who will scoop up the most votes? All will be unveiled in the Finals, when it’s your chance to share a recipe link for $100!

See the winners »

  • Week 4 (March 28-April 1): The Final Round. The two leading picks will be announced on Monday, March 28, and go head-to-head in this last round of voting.

Take your shot for $100! »

Why You Should Follow the Action:

During the Final Round, the celiac and gluten-free community will be invited to share links to their favorite recipes featuring one of the two Final Round dips. It could be a recipe for zesty homemade salsa or a tried-and-true spinach dip your friends can’t get enough of (just make sure it’s gluten-free!).

*We’ll post instructions for how to share your link during the Final Round, so stay tuned!*

On Friday, April 1 , NFCA will announce the ChampionDip . We’ll also select one lucky winner among those who shared a link to their favorite gluten-free recipe featuring the dip. The winner will receive $100 cash , courtesy of Crunchmaster!

Check the “Dunk” Challenge Bracket and VOTE »

Game Corner: Activities for Awareness

colored markersChecked the stats? Placed your vote? Now, get your game on at home.

Download one of NFCA’s Activities for Awareness . These educational games are designed to teach kids different words related to celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.

A new game will be posted each Monday in March (March 7, 14, 21). It’s an opportunity to have fun and talk with your child (and even their friends) about celiac disease.

Gluten-Free Nutrition Word JumbleGluten-Free Nutrition Word Scramble
Teach your kids the important words to look for when choosing a healthy and nutrition gluten-free meal!

PDFGame | Answer Key

Gluten-Free Word Search “Find the Hidden Gluten” Word Search
Breads and pastas are easy to look out for, but does your child know that gluten can be hiding in other foods? Use this game to review the common items that may contain “hidden” gluten.

PDFGame | Answer Key

Gluten-Free Alternatives Word ScrambleGluten-Free Alternatives Word Scramble
Unscramble the words to find a list of ingredients that are gluten-free and safe to eat. Hint: Use NFCA’s Getting Started Guide or a box of Crunchmaster crackers to figure out the tough ones!

PDFGame | Answer Key

Check back each week in March to watch the “Dunk” Challenge unfold and download a new Activity for Awareness.

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