Counselling Tools for Dietitians

The dietitians on the CCA Professional Advisory Board have prepared a number of tools to help you provide guidance to patients diagnosed with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or any condition treated with a gluten-free diet. The Patient handouts, available in English and French, were developed with the assistance of Dietitians of Canada, and are available from both organizations.

Patient Resources

  • Go Gluten–Free

    A brief introduction to the gluten-free diet, including gluten-containing foods, hidden sources of gluten, and tips on reading labels.

  • Celiac Disease – Myths & Facts

    Corrects many of the myths that exist about Celiac Disease, including diagnosis concerns and the gluten-free diet.

  • Celiac Disease – Teacher’s Information

    Describes Celiac Disease including its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Offers tips for teachers who have students with Celiac Disease in their classrooms.

  • Celiac Disease – Seniors Living with Celiac Disease

    Describes special nutrition, medication, exercise, and travel considerations for seniors with Celiac Disease. Also includes tips for family and caregivers.

  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis – A Skin Disorder

    An overview of Dermatitis Herpetiformis, a skin form of Celiac Disease. This brochure describes the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

  • Blood Testing for Celiac Disease

    An overview of blood screening tests for Celiac Disease. This brochure includes frequently asked questions about the role of blood screening in Celiac diagnosis.

  • Pocket Dictionary (View) (Order)

    The Pocket Dictionary of Ingredients has been updated and released as the 3rd edition. This pocket-sized dictionary is an easy to carry complete resource to help you navigate the ingredient list of food products and quickly decide about their acceptability in the gluten-free diet. Nearly 400 foods and food ingredients and over 300 food additives are listed in alphabetical order. Food ingredients are classified in three straightforward categories: ALLOWED, NOT ALLOWED and CHECK?.

  • Dental and Oral Manifestations of Celiac Disease

    Common oral and dental manifestations of celiac disease include enamel defects, delayed eruption and recurrent aphthous ulcers.