Gluten Free Society
Welcome to the Gluten Free Society – home of everything gluten free!
(Including cake. I think it's very important to mention that we have gluten free cake...)
Created in 2013, we are a society aiming to create a group of people who are either diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, or those who choose to follow a gluten free diet for other reasons. We also welcome those who aren't on a gluten free diet to join the society in order to learn about Coeliac Disease, gluten free diets and how to cater or live with someone who needs gluten free food.
As a society, we aim to provide:
- Support and advice for people on or interested in being on a gluten free diet,
- Advice for individuals on a gluten-free diet in combination with other dietary requirements and lifestyle choices,
- Support and advice for individuals undergoing diagnosis and/or dietary issues,
- Advice for people seeking to cater for coeliacs.
We also aim to:
- Ensure the availability of gluten-free options across campus.
- Raise awareness for coeliac disease.
We have loads of great ideas for this year, including:
- Gluten free friendly café trips in Nottingham,
- Celebrating pancake day,
- Recipe swaps,
- Cake and biscuit decorating ,
- Bake sales to raise awarenes,
- and joint events with other societies (involving plenty of gluten-free treats!)
We'd love to see new faces at our welcome event, so if you haven't already been convinced we're the society for you (did I mention we have gluten free cake?) feel free to drop in on one of our events to give it a try, or to send us any questions you may have via email or social media.
Living with Coeliac disease is not an easy task, and we hope through this society we can provide support and advice to you guys!
What is Coeliac Disease?
Coeliac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged as a reaction to eating gluten. This leads to difficulty in digestion and absorption of nutrients. Find out more in the short video below:
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