The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is starting a research study to assess the knowledge of chefs and the general public about celiac disease. They are also looking at people who follow the gluten-free diet (because of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity) and whether their quality of life with respect to restaurant eating is affected because of the diet.
Because this Examiner has been on the gluten-free diet, it is always interesting to complete these surveys because my answers probably skew the results. While it was difficult to get information on the gluten-free diet and find food 13 years ago, these days there is more community awareness and products and it just seems to get better and better. However, chefs/restaurants could definitely benefit from learning about the gluten-free diet while they are in culinary school.
The results of this study will be written in a medical journal and will benefit individuals with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity please complete the 10-question survey.
---------------------------- Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA Gluten Free In Georgia Blog Gluten-Free Product Specialist, Return to Eden Program Chair, Atlanta Metro Celiacs Twitter @jenniferGFinGA