Celiac Disease: Understanding & Raising Awareness with Zing Bars

Celiac Disease: Understanding & Raising Awareness with Zing Bars

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here at zing, we're committed to supporting the celiac community and raising awareness about this often misunderstood condition. celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It's not just a dietary preference; for those affected, avoiding gluten is a medical necessity.

sandy’s story

one of the zing founders, sandy kaplan, ms, rd, and her entire family are very familiar with the challenges of living with celiac disease. this personal connection drives our passion for creating delicious, safe, and nutritious gluten-free products. Sandy's dedication to the celiac community is reflected in every bar we produce, ensuring that those with celiac disease can enjoy snacks without worry. sandy, her husband, and their two children have all avoided gluten for years due to their celiac disease. the lack of wholesome, great tasting gluten-free options is what motivated sandy to create zing bars, believing that life is too short to eat things you don't like. this philosophy is at the heart of our commitment to producing the most nutritious and delicious gluten-free snacks.

national celiac awareness month

every may, national celiac awareness month is celebrated. this month serves as an opportunity to educate the public about celiac disease and the importance of a gluten-free diet for those diagnosed. over the past decade, significant progress has been made in raising awareness and improving the quality of life for those impacted.

the impact of celiac disease

celiac disease affects about 1 in 100 people worldwide, yet many remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions. symptoms can vary widely, including digestive issues, fatigue, and even neurological problems. It's crucial to recognize that celiac disease can manifest differently in each person, making awareness and proper diagnosis essential.

gluten-free living with zing bars

for those who have been diagnosed with celiac disease, maintaining a strict gluten-free diet is the only treatment. At zing, we are proud to offer a variety of delicious and safe options for those living with dietary restrictions. All of our products are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, non-gmo project verified, and certified glyphosate-residue free. they are carefully crafted to ensure they are free from gluten, providing a convenient and tasty solution for snacks on the go.

partnerships and community engagement

this month, we are excited to partner with gluten free & more magazine, support the gluten free lifestyle summit with glutenfreemarcksthespot.com, and participate in celiac strong—a community event organized by the stanford medicine children’s center for ibd and celiac disease’s celiac program. these collaborations help us reach a broader audience and provide valuable resources to those affected by celiac disease. we love how our partnerships and events feature talks, gluten-free food tastings, and celiac disease resources, furthering our mission to support the celiac community.

additional dietary considerations

while gluten-free living is essential for those with celiac disease, some may also find they have sensitivities to other foods, such as dairy and/or soy. it's important to listen to your body and consult with healthcare professionals to tailor your diet to your specific needs.

join the conversation

we invite you to explore our blog for more tips, recipes, and personal stories from the celiac community. By sharing experiences and knowledge, we can continue to support one another and raise awareness about celiac disease.


at zing, we are dedicated to being a trusted ally in the gluten-free community. whether you're newly diagnosed or have been living gluten-free for years, we are here to support you on your journey. let's continue to raise awareness, support research, and advocate for those with celiac disease.