September 13 is National Celiac Awareness Day! The first annual Celiac Disease Awareness Day Resolution was passed in 2006 by the United States Senate (S.Res. 563). This bill, sponsored by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, instigated by one of his staff members with celiac disease and co-sponsored by Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, made September 13, 2006 National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. This date was chosen because is it is the date of Samuel Gee’s birthday, who is credited with being the first person to find a link between celiac disease and diet. Gee once said “if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet.”
Take some time today to celebrate with some gluten free cupcakes or just by talking to others about Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet.
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