Celiac disease (sometimes called sprue or coeliac) is an autoimmune disorder where consuming gluten (found in wheat, barely, and rye) damages the small intestine. About 1% of people have celiac disease.
Local Support Groups
- Canadian Celiac Association
Information about Living with Celiac Disease
GI Kids - Celiac Disease
The North American Society for Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition has general information about celiac disease and information in this video.
- Celiac Disease Foundation
- Gluten Intolerance Group
Beyond Celiac - Living with Celiac Disease
Making the necessary transitions after a diagnosis of celiac disease can be difficult. This page provides tips for how to make the changes.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Celiac Center
Patient education materials are found on this page.
Shelly Case - North America's Gluten-Free Nutrition Expert
Shelly Case is a Registered Dietitian and Celiac disease expert as well as a member of national advisory boards in both Canada and USA. Her site provides gluten free resources.
Gluten Free Recipes and Nutrition
Beyond Celiac - The Gluten Free Diet
A diet free of gluten is the only way to manage celiac disease. The page provides a guide to the gluten free diet, and includes information on reading food labels, eating a balanced diet, recipes, and answers from a dietitian.
GI Kids - Gluten Free Diet Guide for Families
GI Kids has a gluten free diet e-book free for families to use.
National Celiac Association
Make a meal plan and find gluten free recipes on this page from the National Celiac Association website.
Gluten Free Resource Directory
This frequently updated guide lists gluten free items from food to cosmetics.
For Kids and Teens
Beyond Celiac - Information for Kids
This page was built specifically for kids with celiac disease. There are tips for talking to other kids about celiac disease and recipes too.
Gluten Free Kids
Free membership is offered to children from gluten.org. Membership includes a subscription to Generation GF magazine. It features stories, games, and interviews with other gluten-free kids, teens, and young adults.
Fondation Québécoise de la Maladie Coeliaque
A Quebec French Celiac resource that has information on Celiac Disease and living a gluten-free lifestyle.
These resources are available to borrow in the Family Library. You can also check with your local library to see if they are available.
Case's book is full of practical information about the gluten free diet for consumers, health professionals, chefs, food manufacturers or anyone else who needs accurate information about this complex diet.
This guide book provides information about celiac disease, managing symptoms, gluten, and provides recipes.
This fictional story about a girl named Emily is based on the real-life experiences many children face after being diagnosed with celiac disease. She learns that having celiac disease is only a part of who she is - she also likes to jump rope, paint, tell jokes, and pick flowers.
Gideon is fed up with eating gluten-free. Even though he has special treats available he still feels left out and wants the treats the other kids have. This children’s book addresses coping with celiac disease, including the difficult feelings that come along with being different.
Current as of: Sept 14, 2022