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Gluten-Free Living™ Magazine Kicks off National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Gluten-Free Living™ Magazine Kicks off National Celiac Disease Awareness Month with New Info-Rich Online and Social Networking Offerings
Includes launch of valuable downloadable guides, monthly e-newsletter, and weekly Facebook giveaways

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, NY, April 25, 2011 – Gluten-Free Living™ (GFL)the nation’s leading magazine for practical, reliable information about the gluten-free diet, announced today that it is kicking off National Celiac Disease Awareness Month (May) with the launch of new, information-rich online and social network offerings in addition to valuable giveaways. 

New Downloadable Guides

“All month long, we’re offering a series of downloadable guides that visitors to our website will find easy-to-use and extremely helpful for following a gluten-free diet,” says Kendall Egan, Director of Marketing for Gluten-Free Living.  

According to Egan, the magazine will kick off the series with two guides:  “How to Embrace a Gluten-Free Diet” -- a helpful resource that lists foods to avoid, explains why, and suggests substitutes for a worry-free gluten-free diet; and “How To Read Food Labels” -- helpful tips on what to look for in ingredient statements and on nutritional panels when shopping for gluten-free foods.

“We’re also launching a variety of other new and exciting gluten-free ‘e-sources’ and will be offering some extremely valuable giveaways on our Facebook page,” Egan added.

TGIGF (Thank Goodness It’s Gluten Free) Facebook Fridays

Each Friday in May (May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27), Gluten-Free Living will host TGIGF Facebook Fridays at which it will randomly select one weekly winner to receive a TGIGF Friday Fun Basket brimming with delicious gluten-free products such as Bob's Red MillEnjoy Life FoodsMary's Gone CrackersSurf Sweets and  Pamela's Products among many others; and a one year subscription to Gluten-Free Living magazine.

There are two ways to win:

          “Like” Gluten-Free Living on Facebook and complete this sentence:  “I love Gluten-Free Living because…"

          Follow Gluten-Free Living on Twitter and retweet the GFL blog post about TGIGF Facebook Fridays

glutenfreeliving express E-Letter

Gluten-Free Living is also launching a free, subscription-only e-letter -- glutenfreeliving express – which will include quick, timely topics and other tidbits of helpful information for leading a happy, healthy gluten-free lifestyle.  Some features will include:

          GFL voices  a readers’ forum where a gluten-free lifestyle dilemma is posed and readers write in with their opinions

          GFL blog bites – one or two quick nibbles from the Gluten-Free Living blog with links to full posts 

          GFL small plates – candid answers to the most frequently asked questions about food and the gluten-free diet

Downloadable Back Issues

Readers will be happy to learn that downloadable back issues Gluten-Free Living are now available at the Gluten-Free Living website.

“We’re offering digital back issues as a direct result of reader demand,” says Egan.  “Readers appreciate that Gluten-Free Living back issues contain valuable and timeless content, and they depend on them as a resource for everything from food testing and label reading to pregnancy and summer menu ideas ” she adds. 

For more information on Gluten-Free Living’s new online and social networking initiatives, visit, read the GFL Blog, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Gluten-Free Living

Gluten-Free Living™ is the nation’s leading magazine for practical, reliable information about the gluten-free diet.  Founded in January 1996, Gluten-Free Livingreaches more than 60,000 people through subscriptions and distribution to thousands of select mainstream grocery and natural foods stores, national drug stores, national book stores, national discount retailers, and thousands of independent health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Ninety-five percent of its readers follow a gluten-free diet or are a parent of a child who follows the diet.  Other readers include doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and support group leaders who useGluten-Free Living as a resource for their patients.  For more information, vision

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