May marks Celiac Awareness Month! This annual celebration is supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), and is the perfect opportunity to put celiac disease in the spotlight, especially its medical connection to the gluten free diet.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the consumption of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Three million Americans have celiac disease, yet 95% of those who have it are undiagnosed.
Celiac Awareness Month was created to help raise awareness about celiac disease and sensitivity to gluten. Treatment for celiac disease and gluten intolerance is straightforward; those affected are advised to follow a gluten free diet.
Royal Hawaiian is proud to support Celiac Awareness Month with our 100% certified gluten free products.