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Gluten Free Resources: Celiac Associations

In addition to Searching Reviews here on GlutenFreeTravelSite for informative first-hand travel and dining feedback from others on gluten-free diets, it's a good idea to contact a support group in the area you plan to travel. Many times they will be able to provide you with a list of Celiac-friendly restaurants and grocery stores that offer gluten-free foods. Here's a list of the well-known Celiac associations, both in the U.S. and worldwide... their websites have contact information and often list support groups/chapters.

Celiac Support Association

CELIAC SUPPORT ASSOCIATION (CSA)

Provides educational materials, works with industry and the government to improve labeling practices, and offers the CSA Recognition Seal certifying products as Gluten-Free. Find a list of their respective state-by-state chapters in the United States on their website.

Beyond-Celiac

BEYOND CELIAC

In addition to promoting awareness and having numerous valuable resources for Celiacs on their site, this U.S.-based foundation has a list of Celiac Disease support groups around the world.

celiac disease foundation

CELIAC DISEASE FOUNDATION ( CDF )

Promotes Celiac awareness, advocacy, and research. Their website also includes a list of their respective state-by-state chapters in the United States.

Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)

GLUTEN INTOLERANCE GROUP ( GIG)

Involved in advocacy as well as GF certification and accreditation for products, food services, and restaurants. They include contact information for their local chapters in the United States.

celiac disease foundation

CANADIAN CELIAC ASSOCIATION (CCA )

Provides information on sources of gluten-free food, fosters research, and encourages mutual support among Celiacs. They list their affiliated chapters and satellite groups throughout Canada on their website.

ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN COELIAC SOCIETIES

ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN COELIAC SOCIETIES (AOECS)

Lists their affiliated chapters across Europe on their website.

ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN COELIAC SOCIETIES

GLUTEN FREE PAGES

An Australian site created to solve gluten free living and lifestyle issues for those living in or traveling to Australia. Its listings of accommodations, restaurants, grocery stores, and g-f food manufacturers -- as well as its forums and articles -- are a great help to anyone planning a trip to this part of the world.