Simple Foods First
Certain whole grains like brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa, or sorghum can be a staple and are nutritionally superior to their refined counterparts.
Add fresh fruits and vegetables as well as lean meats and you'll have a great variety to choose from.
Use our shelf tags to help you as you shop as well as the gluten-free icon on our family of Own Brand products.
Read Labels, Communication with Manufacturers
Ingredients change frequently so always read labels. Record dates, contact information, product UPC codes, and gluten status.
Prepare gluten-free dishes in separate prep areas with separate equipment and cooking utensils. Watch out for bread crumbs in toasters, on cutting surfaces, and in condiments like mustard and mayonnaise. Stay away from salad bars and avoid breaded or grilled food that may have been prepared with or near wheat products.
Read all ingredient statements and/or contact food suppliers and manufacturers every time you shop.
Look for items that specifically state "gluten free" on their labels. This may mean a bigger time investment when shopping.
- Alamo Celiac Gluten Intolerance Group
- American Dietetic Association
Nutrition Information Line: 1-800-877-1600
- Celiac Sprue Association/USA, Inc.
P.O. Box 31700
Omaha, Nebraska 68131-0700
1-877-CSA-4-CSA (toll free)
- Celiac Disease Foundation
13251 Ventura Blvd. #1
Studio City, California 91604-1838
- Gluten Intolerance Group
31214 124th Ave.
Auburn, Washington 98092-3667
- National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)
P.O. Box 544
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002-0544