Live web chats planned for Coeliac Awareness Week 16-21 May

Added on 16 May, 2005 . There are .

16 May marks the beginning of Coeliac Awareness Week in the UK. As part of this week, five experts have volunteered to provide vital advice to help increase diagnosis of Coeliac Disease in the UK. Currently 1 in 100 people in the UK are believed to suffer from Coeliac disease, with only one third of these actually diagnosed. (What is Coeliac disease?)

In conjunction with Coeliac UK, the major wheat and gluten free food manufacturer Dietary Specials have enlisted the help of health and nutrition experts to provide specialist advice during this week.

Question and answer sessions will run daily from 2-4pm and anyone interested in taking part or learning more about Coeliac disease and living with it can join the interactive web chat at Dietary Specials' Careline 07041 544044 will also be available throughout the week, where the team can help with any other dietary questions.

People can log their questions to be considered for the forum during the week at, and more information on Coeliac disease can also be found at

For further information on Dietary Specials visit or telephone the Customer Care Line: 07041 544044

Daily schedule of live web chats, 2-4pm:

  • Monday 16 May: Sarah Shenke (Nutritionist)
  • Tuesday 17 May: Chris Hook (Dietary Specials)
  • Wednesday 18 May: Janet Foster (Coeliac UK member)
  • Thursday 19 May: Dr Hilary Jone (GMTV's resident GP)
  • Friday 20 May: Gill Marczak (gluten and wheat free cookery expert)