Celiac Support Association

2015 Celiac Support Association Youth Ambassador, Julia

Julia moved to Colorado a couple of months ago from Orange County, CA

Her family now resides in Denver, CO.  She enjoys Denver's active Celiac Support Association kids' and teens' support groups for those who eat gluten-free,  led by amazing volunteers. 

Announcing a Youth Ambassador for Those with Gluten Disorders Julia Brings Her Empowering Attitude to Voice Needs of Gluten-Free Children

Mary Schluckebier
[email protected]

For Immediate Release
April 23, 2015

Denver, CO – Today, the Celiac Support Association announces their new Youth Ambassador, Julia, who is a voice for the needs of children with gluten disorders.  Julia was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 5 and has been living a gluten-free lifestyle for 7 years. She believes in providing gluten-free food in a safe way for children with celiac disease and gluten disorders and is also a strong advocate for the education and empowerment of children. Her belief is that children who are educated and empowered will thrive in a gluten filled world. Julia believes that children must find ways to personally be responsible for their own health with the support of their health network.

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease, which interferes with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Current medical research reveals that statistically 1 out of 141 individuals will test positively for celiac disease. Once a patient is diagnosed with celiac disease, a diet free of wheat, barley, rye and uncontaminated oats will alleviate the symptoms, usually within weeks, and will help prevent the onset of related illnesses.   Five out of six people with celiac disease have yet to be diagnosed. Undiagnosed people will exhibit a variety of symptoms including, but not limited to, bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, mouth ulcers, fatigue, short stature in children, or anemia. If undiagnosed or untreated, the disease can lead to serious illnesses such as osteoporosis and bowel cancer.


About the Celiac Support Association 

The Celiac Support Association is a trusted source of information about celiac disease and the gluten-free products consumers rely on and enjoy every day.  In keeping with its founding principles, the Celiac Support Association amplifies members’ efforts for good health by encouraging quality nutrition, responsible business practices, scientific research, education, testing and outreach. Public health and food labeling policy solutions continue to develop through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders.  Media contact: Mary Schluckebier at [email protected] or 1-877-272-4272.

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