Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery is helping others in the gluten-free community give back by partnering with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) through a coupon program called Spread the Bread.
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of celiac in order to gain prompt and accurate diagnosis for those suffering, supporting the health and wellbeing of those with the disease, and facilitating research that will better understand the disorder and find a cure. Visit www.celiaccentral.org for information.
Through the Spread the Bread program, Rudi’s is proudly supporting the NFCA in educating primary care physicians focused on Celiac Disease with the goal of improving diagnosis and management of the disease. NFCA teamed up with top Celiac doctors nationwide through its Continuing Medical Education (CME) program and this program is free for physicians. For more information on the program, see www.CeliacCMECentral.com.
For every $1 off coupon downloaded for a loaf of Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bread, Rudi’s will donate $1 to support the NFCA’s CME program, up to $20,000. Coupons are available now on Rudi’s Gluten-Free’s website and Facebook page, and will remain available through February, or until the goal is reached.
“Every year, millions of people suffer unnecessarily as a result of the lack of diagnosis of celiac disease,” said Alice Bast, Founder and President of NFCA. “Our mission is to decrease the amount of time it takes for someone to get diagnosed, improve quality of life, and with the support of companies like Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery, we can better reach that goal.” Out of approximately three million people that have Celiac Disease, less than 200,000 are diagnosed. Approximately 1 in 133 people have Celiac Disease. The goal of the NFCA, per Alice Bast, is to have one million people diagnosed by 2015.
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery has been around since 1976, starting with a line of organic bakery products. In August of 2010, Rudi’s introduced their gluten-free breads. They are natural breads using simple organic ingredients that contain no artificial ingredients, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or trans-fat. The great part about Rudi’s breads is not only are they good for you, they taste great! No heating is necessary as it is with a lot of gluten-free breads. It is very easy to make sandwiches, grilled cheese and even French Toast with their breads. They currently come in three delicious flavors: Original, Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin. “We created Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery so people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can once again take pleasure in eating tasty and healthy breads,” said Doug Radi, vice president of marketing for Rudi’s Organic Bakery.
To visit the Spread the Bread site, visit: http://www.rudisglutenfree.com/spread-the-bread-coupon/ Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery breads are available nationally at natural foods stores and select mainstream supermarkets.Rudi’s Gluten-Free breads are available in the Chicago area at over 60 Dominick’s stores and over 30 Jewel Foods stores as well as Whole Foods. For more information, visit http://www.rudisglutenfree.com.