“I know first-hand that a celiac diagnosis can seem overwhelming, given all the lifestyle changes you need to make to feel good,” said Hasselbeck. “It’s so important to make sure you have enough information and resources, like GlutenFreely.com at your fingertips, so you can enjoy all the things you want to – like cooking, dining out and traveling, but remain gluten-free.”About 3 million Americans are affected by celiac disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder that is triggered by the consumption of gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and some oats. While celiac disease affects about 1 percent of the U.S. population, experts also believe there is a separate portion of the population – roughly 6 percent – that has a related and poorly understood condition known as gluten sensitivity. GlutenFreely.com was developed by General Mills in partnership with the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research and The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center to provide the latest medical information from leading medical institutions, hundreds of delicious gluten-free recipes and more than 500 gluten-free products for purchase from a variety of manufacturers. A roster of gluten-free experts and bloggers provide a wealth of advice on the site from their own experiences as well. To see Hasselbeck’s new videos and blog posts, and get more information on living a gluten-free life, visit GlutenFreely.com. About GlutenFreely.com Developed in partnership with the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research, The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center and General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, GlutenFreely.com offers more than 500 gluten-free products from a wide variety of manufacturers for online purchase, as well as hundreds of recipes; advice for navigating grocery stores and restaurants; pocket shopping lists; and educational videos. About Elisabeth Hasselbeck Daytime Emmy® Award winner Elisabeth Hasselbeck is co-host of ABC’s “The View”, best-selling author, Celiac, founder of gfreediet.com and nogii.com and philanthropist. In May 2009, “The View” hosts were chosen as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time. In July, 2009 Forbes ranked “The View” #11 among “30 of the Most Influential Women in Media.” In October, 2010, Elisabeth joined “Good Morning America” as an ABC News contributor. An avid runner who has graced the covers of Fitness and Oxygen magazines, Elisabeth was the celebrity ambassador and runner for MORE Magazines’ women’s ½ marathon in 2011 and 2012. She is a partner and contributor to General Mills’ GlutenFreely.com.
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