10 Volunteers Needed for New Pilot Study on Utility of Culinary Nutrition Education Classes for Adults with Celiac Disease

July 26, 2018

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, in partnership with Teachers College, is conducting an exciting new study on whether culinary nutrition education classes can improve gluten-free diet quality, diet adherence, and quality of life for adults with celiac disease.

You are eligible to participate if you are 18 years or older with a biopsy-confirmed diagnosis of celiac disease, are currently being treated by a physician affiliated with the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and experience symptoms when you eat gluten. 

These FREE classes are intended for those who are NOT very comfortable cooking gluten-free, but desire to learn how.  The classes are also intended to promote home-made, less processed gluten-free cooking – so your diet must need room for improvement to be eligible!

Your participation will include two culinary nutrition education classes in Manhattan (Tuesday July 24th and Wednesday July 25th  from 6 - 10pm) at a professional kitchen space equip for gluten-free cooking. You will also be asked to fill out questionnaires about your diet, symptoms, mood, and quality of life before and after the cooking classes (those will be done by telephone).

By participating in this project, you will be helping us to learn more about the utility of culinary nutrition education classes and how they can potentially help to promote healthful eating, diet adherence, and quality of life for those with celiac disease. If interested, please contact us at: celiacresearch@cumc.columbia.edu.