|When is Celiac Disease Awareness Month?|
|What is Celiac Disease Awareness Month?|
Celiac Disease Awareness Month, which is promoted by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), is a special month that recognizes the significance of celiac disease and is observed by those that are affected by the disease. This Month is celebrated during May every year, and is promoted with a variety of events, gluten free challenges, and sponsored meetings throughout the month.
Celiac disease is a common condition that causes damage to the inside lining of the small intestine and generally leads to difficulty with food digestion. It is caused by a hypersensitivity to gluten. Those suffering from celiac disease generally avoid gluten in their diet and stick to gluten free foods.