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.
- Nutrition Assessment
A user-friendly tool to aid in the assessment of a newly diagnosed patient.
- Nutrition Education
A checklist of items that must be taught to all newly diagnosed celiac patients.
- Nutritional Complications
Potential nutrition complications to watch for in the celiac population and ways to prevent and/or treat such problems.
- Patient Handout: Gluten Free Eating / Mange sans gluten
Basic, comprehensive diet teaching for the gluten-free diet. This handout has been prepared in cooperation with Dietitians of Canada.
- 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.