LEADING DIET ANALYSIS SOFTWARE PROVIDER, AXXYA SYSTEMS, PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR CELIAC AWARENESS IN FIGHT AGAINST CELIAC DISEASE
(August 5, 2009) STAFFORD, TEXAS---The fight against celiac disease gained more soldiers recently, as Axxya Systems’ Registered Dietitians completed the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ Gluten- Free Resource and Education Awareness Training (G.R.E.A.T.). After having undergone the training, Axxya’s Registered Dietitians are now able to: identify, define and recognize sources of gluten, adjust recipes to be gluten free, recognize common causes of cross contamination and create a gluten free menu. “This will inspire confidence in our clients with the knowledge that we have been specially trained to analyze for gluten, and they will be able to pass that confidence along to their customers, “ notes Melissa Marek, a Registered Dietitian for Axxya Systems.
People with celiac disease, a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food, are unable to handle gluten, a protein commonly found in wheat, barley and rye. While it is currently estimated that one in every 133 people suffers from the disease, new research from the Mayo Clinic has found that the number of people living with the disease is four times higher than it was in 1950.
“With increased public awareness and rising celiac diagnoses, it’s important that we have food manufacturers who can offer gluten- free foods to their customers as well as restaurants that can ensure that there are safeguards in place for those who have to live a gluten- free lifestyle,” Marek continues.
Axxya Systems is proud to offer menu analysis by their team of highly trained Registered Dietitians. Axxya’s staff can help determine whether or not your product is gluten-free and will consult with clients on changes they can make to ensure that they are providing a gluten-free product to their customer. Additionally, Axxya also provides a variety of FDA compliant food labeling services to suit the labeling needs of those who offer gluten-free foods. To find out more about Axxya or these services, please visit them online at www.axxya.com.
ABOUT AXXYA SYSTEMS
Axxya Systems offers the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date nutrition knowledge base, along with the Nutritionist Pro™ family of software products. Our core team has over 20 years of combined experience in dietetics as well as software development and prides itself on innovations and cutting edge technology for nutrition and fitness professionals. At Axxya, we proudly offer what we believe is the best software for nutrition professionals. Nutritionist Pro™ is recognized as an industry leader in the nutrition and fitness industry with clients in the United States, Canada and over 50 additional countries worldwide. Axxya maintains a continued commitment to make state -of- the- art improvements to both the software and database, while always providing the best in client support. Axxya’s team of Registered Dietitians also provides expert recipe analysis and customized nutrition programs to customers worldwide. For more information about Axxya Systems or any of our products and services including: Nutritionist Pro, NutriDiet Pro, menu analysis or food labeling please visit us online at www.axxya.com.