Celiac Disease Awareness Month and Gluten Free Chips

Celiac Disease Awareness Month and Gluten Free Chips

Did you know 1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease?*  This lifetime condition requires those who are diagnosed to completely remove gluten from their diet.  This can be a difficult transition for many, as gluten is found in several commonly used ingredients such as wheat, rye, barley, and malt.  There are many products that are now available without gluten.  Companies are making a point of labeling their packaging as gluten free to make them easier to find.

 

Celiac Disease Foundation

Frito-Lay is a proud partner of the Celiac Disease Foundation and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.  If you are on a gluten free diet, you can nowveasily identify which Frito-Lay snacks have been qualified as gluten free.  Gluten free on a label means that it contains less than 20 ppm of gluten.  Just look for a “GF” icon or statement indicating gluten free on qualifying packages.  Since many of their chips are made with corn or potatoes, you may be surprised to learn how many of their snacks have always been made without gluten.  Now you can easily identify which one of their chips are gluten free.

Check your Frito-Lay snack bags to see if your favorite snack is gluten free, and visit their website for the most up to date list of all their gluten free products.

Individuals diagnosed with Celiac Disease are not the only ones that require a gluten free diet.  Many autistic children are on a gluten free diet.  My son loves chips, and so do many autistic children.  Whenever I see a label that says gluten free, I cheer.  Although my son is no longer on a gluten free diet, I still like to minimize the amount of gluten he consumes.  This is a good resource for parents of autistic children.

*Source: National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

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