Nutrition Toolkit Series: Nutritional Management of Celiac Disease

CME Released: 11/01/2010; CME Expiration: 11/01/2013


This online module offers information and strategies on how to best counsel your patients on maintaining a gluten-free diet, overcoming the barriers to staying gluten-free and ensuring proper nutrition.


The module includes slides with corresponding audio delivered by subject-matter experts as well as pre- and post-test questions. A score report will be provided upon completion.

The modules are part of the Nutrition Toolkit Series, a component of the AGA Institute’s nutrition and obesity initiative. The initiative includes access to AGA Institute obesity-related educational materials and suggested Web sites that offer tools such as nutritional calculators and meal planning tips. Additional modules on obesity and nutrition-related issues are in development and will be made available throughout the year.

The celiac module is open to both AGA members and and nonmembers. The additional modules from the Nutrition Toolkit Series are available only to AGA members. View modules.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand potential sources of gluten exposure and the potential difficulties patients have with this therapy.
  • Recognize the key nutritional deficiencies in celiac disease and how to treat and monitor them.
  • Learn common reasons for persistence of symptoms in individuals with celiac disease. 


Daniel A. Leffler, MD, MS
Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN
The Celiac Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Authors of Real Life with Celiac Disease: Troubleshooting and Thriving Gluten Free, published by AGA Press, 2010.

Additional Information:

Format: Audio and Slides
Duration: 30-45 minutes
CME Credits: 0.75


Trainees, practicing gastroenterologists and nurse practitioners/physician assistants.


Supported by an educational grant from the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. 


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