What is gluten free?
Celiac disease is a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in grains, wheat, rye and barley. This disease can trigger an autoimmune response in which the small intestine villi are damaged, preventing nutrients from being absorbed. When gluten is removed from the diet, the small intestines will start to heal and overall health will improve. Check with your doctor before starting a gluten free diet.
Shopping for Gluten free foods
Did you know you can create a gluten free food list for your next shopping trip to Hannaford? It's easy to browse gluten free (and other allergen related) products online. You can refine your search by allergens (gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, etc.) to help you find products at your store that are specific to your allergy or intolerance.
Watch these short videos to learn how Hannaford.com can help with reading nutrition labels and comparing products online before you shop.
Most gluten-free foods are not fortified. Make sure you're getting your daily needs of calcium, vitamin D, iron, folate and vitamin B12, and remember to check labels to make sure no gluten fillers are used.
Substitutions for 1 Tbsp. wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp. Arrowroot starch
Talk to a registered dietitian about your gluten free diet
Have a specific question about an allergy or intolerance? Our Hannaford Dietitians can help! View monthly in-store schedules or send a message to our staff registered dietitian, Kris Lindsey >>
Understanding other food allergies (PDFs)