Celiac Awareness Month

May 9, 2012
Dave for Gluten Free

Dave, Gluten Free Advocate

May has been designated as national Celiac Awareness Month. For those of you who do not know what Celiac disease is, it is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley. Researchers now believe that as many as 2 million Americans may have celiac disease, or 1 in every 133 people. Come to Harmons this month to participate in some free workshops with our dieticians, learn about the many gluten free options we offer, sign up for gluten free cooking classes, and to boost your knowledge about this disease that affects so many. The workshops for the rest of the month are as follows:

Wednesday, May 9, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, City Creek, 135 East 100 South, Salt Lake City
Saturday, May 12, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Bangerter Crossing, 125 East 13800 South, Draper