HOISINGTON — One in 133 Americans across all races, ages and genders suffer from celiac disease. There are no pharmaceutical cures for celiac disease. A 100% gluten-free diet is the only existing treatment for celiacs today.
A free educational program on “Living a Gluten Free Life” will be presented by Donna Krug, K-State Research and Extension Barton County Family and Consumer Science Agent at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at Clara Barton Hospital, in the Turnbull Safe Room. Clara Barton Hospital, in partnership with Barton County Extension Service and the 21st Century Family Community Education (FCE), will host the presentation at the hospital.
The presentation will address how to live a gluten-free diet, what celiac disease is, what to look for on a food label, gluten-free grain products available, tips for eating away from home and how to avoid contamination at home. Members of the 21st Century FCE unit will show various groceries available locally that are gluten-free and will offer samples of refreshments prepared gluten-free. The program is free and open to the public.