04 Jan Gluten Free – Coeliac Australia Membership
Did you know there is a leading organisation in Australia that supports those of us with Coeliac Disease? Coeliac Australia is a not-for-profit association, comprising of five state organisations supporting people with coeliac disease. They provides a framework for the states to work together, share resources and fulfil its vision – To enhance the quality of life of people with coeliac disease and those medically diagnosed as requiring a gluten free diet for life and to support research towards a cure or other ethical forms of treatment.
Coeliac Australia is the go to resource for all the up to date information regarding coeliac disease and research, symptoms, diagnosis screening and pathways, tips, eating out guides and general information. They also have developed their own app which helps those diagnosed with the disease to navigate their way through ingredients and labels on food items.
They also offer an endorsement program and training for businesses wanting to promote gluten free foods for coeliacs to safely enjoy. On the page you will also find a membership section for each state Coeliac organisation, which offers support and information as part of the membership (I am a member of Coeliac Victoria and Tasmania). Members also receive a quarterly, full colour magazine jam packed with articles on the latest medical advice and research, recipes, travel information and stories, as well as other members sharing their stories and experiences. Members will also find their own login area on the website with members only information.
I was recently asked to be the first ever Coeliac Victoria and Tasmania ‘Young Ambassador.’ This is a role that I am extremely honoured to be part of and one I take quite seriously. One of my main goals when starting my business was to help educate others about Coeliac Disease and the need for gluten free foods to be safe for coeliacs to eat. This role will enable me to help promote Coeliac Disease among the community.
To find out how you can become a member of this fabulous organisation, head to the Coeliac Australia website HERE and click on your local state organisation