Today’s question comes in the form of a little quiz.
Q: Which month is Celiac Disease Awareness Month? May or October?
A: There seems to still be some confusion about this. In the past it has been observed in the United States during the month of October. However, now we are observing it in May in order to be in unison with the rest of the world.
[And the crowd screams, "Gluten-free people unite!!! WhoooHooo!", while Power To The People plays in the background.]
Many states now officially recognize May as Celiac Disease Awareness Month. And congresswoman Anita Lowey has been working to make it officially recognized on a national level.
For some reason I keep getting press releases or seeing things online about October being Celiac Disease Awareness Month.
The real answer, in my opinion, is that every month is Celiac Disease Awareness month! But since unity and accuracy are truly beautiful, can we all try to squelch the misinformation about October? Please, please, pretty please will you tweet this, Facebook it, and scream it from the rooftops?
Mwah!!! Thanks in advance!