National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

Rating: 4.8 stars   20 reviews

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Location: PO Box 544 Ambler PA 19002 USA

Mission: NFCA aims to increase detection and diagnosis of celiac disease and improve quality of life for individuals and families following the gluten-free lifestyle.
Results: NFCA has increased the availability and accessibility of gluten-free options in grocery stores, trains restaurants in proper gluten-free food preparation and launched a free continuing medical education program (www.CeliacCMECentral.com) to teach primary care physicians how to detect, diagnosis and treat celiac disease - the first of its kind.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: Celiac CME - www.CeliacCMECentral.com), GREAT programs (gluten-free training) - www.CeliacLearning.com, GREAT Business Association (manufacturing group supporting best practices) - GREAT@celiaccentral.org.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

When I couldn't find out what was wrong I was told to follow them on FB. Their advice and knowledge is above and beyind what I expected.

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I feel better

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change nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

As one of NFCA's Athletes for Awareness since early 2009, I put my support strongly behind their excellent work in the realms of education and awareness related to celiac disease and the broader gluten-free community. NFCA's efforts to increase rates of successful diagnosis, to educate and train restaurants and medical professionals, to reach out the gluten-free community via educational webinars and other events, and to share the latest results of cutting edge research make them a major player in the celiac and gluten-free community.

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As someone with celiac, as a GF blogger, as a cookbook author, and as an athlete, the NFCA is never far from the work I do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their capacity to reach their target audiences. Especially undiagnosed and recently diagnosed celiacs who would greatest benefit from the NFCA's information.

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Rating: 5 stars  

NFCA provides the best online source for the latest information about celiac disease and living gluten free. Their work to provide information and to educate caregivers, restaurants, schools, and those who are beginning the gluten-free journey or those who suspect they may have gluten issues is outstanding. They are spreading awareness with webinars, social media and downloadable brochures and fact sheets that make it so easy to spread the word and educate which makes the world a whole lot safer for those living with celiac disease.

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I use them as the resource for news and support for my gluten-free advocacy roles in my community and on my blog.

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No changes, they are doing a fantastic job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a physical therapist who also has celiac disease. I first learned of the NFCA when I became interested in their GREAT education program for allied health professionals. After seeing the quality of material that they were producing, I happily referred others to them for top notch information on celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and how to live well with these issues. Since then, I have worked directly with the NFCA's incredible staff on creating and presenting educational materials for the public. The NFCA and its staff consistently produce quality information that is easily accesible for the lay person and medical professional, in addition to producing events to increase awareness of celiac disease and the importance of feeding us safely to the restaurant and food service industry. The NFCA are leaders, and always the first resource I point anyone to who is interested in learning more about celiac disease and gluten intolerance.

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The amazing feedback from individuals who have received information from them.

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Give them more money to do their great work!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I first partnered with the NFCA at their 2008 event in Atlanta. It was a contest between local chef's to prepare gluten-free dishes. This event brought together people in such a positive way. It gave us the opportunity to speak directly to the chefs and thank them for their efforts to reach out to the local gluten-free community.

The NFCA is leading the way in bringing the gluten-free community together by getting people diagnosed, hosting regional events, offering education and more.

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Volunteered to work at the event by helping set up tables, stuffing goodie bags and more.

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Please have more events in Georgia!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has made tremendous strides over the past seven years in educating the public about celiac disease. I have worked with Alice Bast and others at the NFCA in sharing information and gathering support for celiac awareness in the Philadelphia area. I work frequently with NFCA personnel as part of my own outreach, formalized through the Gluten Free Philly website. Based in the Philadelphia suburbs, the NFCA has made Philadelphia a pilot city for celiac awareness through events such as Appetite for Awareness and celiac awareness nights at pro sporting events.

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Seeing how much awareness efforts have taken hold in the Philadelphia area.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wow, where do I begin? I was first in contact with the NFCA when they partnered with Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery for their Spread the Bread Campaign earlier this year. I had the pleasure of speaking with the President, Alice Bast, and was amazed at all they do to increase awareness of Celiac Disease and Gluten-Intolerance. I love their GREAT program, which helps train restaurants who serve gluten-free meals in areas such as cross-contamination. There is also the education they provide to doctors for FREE about Celiac Disease with Celiac CME Central. They do SO much for our community and I cannot stress enough that everyone should be promoting their services as often as we can. Not to mention their website is extremely user friendly. With their Symptoms Checklist, if you know of anyone who may suspect that they have Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance, this is a great first step. The NFCA is such an excellent resource!

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I had the pleasure of working at a local University that started their own gluten-free area in their Dining Hall based on receiving training from the NFCA's GREAT program. So excited to witness the rollout!

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No changes are necessary, they are perfect in what they do already.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is an amazing organization which fulfills the needs of anyone in search of accurate, up to date information pertaining to celiac disease and gluten intolerance. The NFAC is completely dedicated to improving the quality of life for celiac persons by spreading awareness throughout the nation. Their website is filled with a wide range of information and very user friendly. The NFAC is highly regarded by the celiac community and others with food allergies including myself!

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My own person life.

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There is nothing to change!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The NFCA has been the "go-to" resource for me since being diagnosed with celiac disease. The easy to navigate website offers all celiacs, whether newly diagnosed or diagnosed for years, a wealth of information.
I am constantly referring BeFreeForMe.com members to the NFCA printable guides and webinar series, as well as suggest they check out the NFCA list of bloggers and list of websites offering additional resources.
The NFCA is a must for Celiacs.

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The guides and webinar series are my favorite!

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None! =)

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Rating: 5 stars  

There is BOX pizza and then there is REAL PIZZA from a Pizzeria. You cannot compare one to the other for flavor and texture. Same holds true for the NFCA…they are the VOICE of us all who are afflicted with either Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance. So where each of us is the one quiet voice, they are the loud booming megaphone that gets it done!

Their tireless work ethic when it comes to getting the word out about Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance has made our lives easier to live. Because of them we have better research, more products on store shelves and more restaurants aware that safe cooking is critical.

They are my favorite organization to work with

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Conference calls The "Appetite For Awareness" event Articles Day to Day information

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NONE

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

They are selfless

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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