For Immediate Release - July 24th, 2012
Celiac Support Association Provides Training Bringing Gluten-Free Options to Creighton University Medical Center
(Omaha, Neb. – July 24, 2012) – The Celiac Support Association (CSA) is teaming up with Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) on Wednesday, July 25 to bring gluten-free menu options to the recently renovated cafeteria. CUMC will become the first hospital in Omaha to offer gluten-free options.
CSA’s director of nutrition programs, Shelly Asplin, MS, RD, LMNT, will train the Creighton food service staff in two educational sessions prior to the opening of their gluten-free food station at the hospital’s main cafeteria. Staff will learn new recipes and how to properly prepare gluten-free items. This training is part of CSA’s mission to spread awareness and education about celiac disease and gluten-related disorders.
Creighton University Medical Center welcomes the public to try the new gluten-free offerings in the hospitals main cafeteria Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gluten-free options will also be offered during breakfast beginning early August.
“The Celiac Support Association is pleased to be a part of this new venture in gluten-free culinary experiences with Creighton University Medical Center,” said Asplin. “CSA applauds CUMC for meeting the needs of individuals with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders by providing safely prepared gluten-free meals in the Omaha community.”
The Celiac Support Association is a trusted source of information about the gluten-free products consumers rely on and enjoy every day. In keeping with its founding principles, CSA 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. Contact us through www.csaceliacs.org or [email protected].
Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) is one of the region’s premier academic medical centers and one of the largest health care providers in Nebraska. The organization includes Saint Joseph Hospital, a 334-bed acute care facility; Creighton University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy and Health Professions; and Creighton Medical Associates, a network of nearly 300 faculty physicians who practice in clinic locations throughout Nebraska and Iowa. CUMC is known for its centers of expertise in Cardiac Care, Cancer Care, Trauma, Minimally Invasive Surgery, High-Risk OB, Blood Conservation and Surgery. Its trauma center is the oldest and busiest in the state, and the medical center offers the region’s first freestanding facility dedicated to cardiac care. To learn more about the Creighton University Medical Center, visit www.creightonhospital.com.