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PBS Show Spotlights Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Diet

Posted Aug 23 2008 3:09pm

Get ready to set your DVR or TIVO boxes! This fall CNN Newsroom Anchor and NFCA Spokeswoman Heidi Collins will appear on the hit PBS Show Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Saavy ! I was at the filming and let me tell you, the episode is going to be amazing!

"Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy™" is a show that celebrates pregnancy and motherhood by informing and educating women on critical parenting, health and emotional wellness issues. A twenty-six part weekly series, made for public television, the show offers practical advice in an engaging format with segments ranging from breastfeeding to baby nutrition to state-of-the-art baby gadgets, homemade baby food, baby sign language, holistic parenting and now celiac disease!

Heidi Collins is the official spokesperson for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and has spent the last two years educating the public about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. She has used her unique platform as an anchor for CNN to help spread the message of the NFCA to millions of Americans. She is truly a wonderful individual and the best spokeswoman an organization can have.

On the show, Heidi and the super cool host Emma, talk about Heidi's personal story of living with celiac disease and how the disease has impacted her life as a woman, a professional and a mother. They have an amazing conversation that will help the millions of viewers learn how a simple blood test can truly change your life. And, while they talk, they munch on gluten-free cakes and cookies! The show is scheduled to air mid-October, so stay tuned for an exact air date!

In the meantime, here are some photos from the filming! I was lucky enough to get to go with Heidi, so you'll see me in a photo! And, guess who else was there? Former Olympian and Bronze Medalist Nancy Kerrigan! It was a pleasure to meet her and learn all about her role as a mom!

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