As of January 11, 2016, The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) will now be called Beyond Celiac. Along with CDF and CSA, the NFCA has been one of the leading national voices for those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Why the change in name? Alice Bast, founder, feels that without advocacy and action, awareness alone is not enough. We have to go beyond. We must aim for a cure and she has set her goal high for results by 2025.
Why is Alice Bast such a determined advocate for the celiac community? Because she doesn’t want others to suffer as she did. For 8 years
she endured countless miscarriages. When her youngest daughter was born weighing only 2 pounds, she made it her mission to get answers.
23 doctors later she finally got a diagnosis. Her conclusion? Awareness in the medical community as well as in the public was sorely needed. No one should go through what she did. And she knows her dramatic story is not the only celiac story.
Since its inception, NFCA has become the “go to” website for support programs especially for children, parents, teens and college students. It’s Great Kitchens program educates restaurants, dining halls, and restaurant personnel. These programs are still in place with a push for research and a cure to take center stage. Learn more about going “beyond celiac”. Go to www.beyondceliac.org for a ton of information and how we all can go “beyond celiac”.