Celia Kaye


After she was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2012, Kaitlin began working to spread awareness, further research, and help others cope with the disease by sharing her experience. She worked with several organizations, university celiac centers, and brands to highlight the options available for those living gluten-free, and researched celiac-friendly camps, colleges, and restaurants globally. She also collaborated with national and international celiac disease associations, and conducted and published interviews with dozens of gluten-free food, cosmetics, and skincare companies before expanding her focus to include all food allergies and intolerances. She was formerly a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. (Scroll down for articles!)

In addition, Kaitlin’s celiac diagnosis was the catalyst behind her mission to develop clean living solutions to improve individual wellness, global public health, and environmental health.

Below are recent organizations with which Kaitlin has collaborated.

Children’s National

Girl Scouts

Boulder Brands

Children’s Book – The Adventures of Celia Kaye

Written by award-winning writer and Huffington Post contributor Kaitlin Puccio.
Illustrated by Grammy-nominated artist and art director Sarah Larnach.

“If your child was recently diagnosed with celiac disease or is struggling at school, then ‘The Adventures of Celia Kaye’ is a must read!” – Beyond Celiac


“From ocean bakeries with pirate battles to cracker-delivering Martians, Celia’s wild creativity spills on the pages of this visually inspired book.” – Allergic Living


“This is a great book for newly diagnosed children and their friends.” – Barnes and Noble Kids Blog


Celia Kaye is a little girl who has something she thinks she needs to hide. She goes to great lengths to keep her mysterious secret concealed from her friends by becoming a master storyteller.

It is often difficult and frustrating for children to navigate food allergies and intolerances. This book is designed to help kids cope with and understand not only celiac disease, but all differences.

Kids will follow Celia Kaye on her adventures as she creates stories about her limitations using unlimited imagination.

Soon to be an animated television series for children.

Celia Kaye Explorer

Celia Kaye and Girl Scouts of Central Texas have teamed up to create the Celia Kaye Explorer Patch Program. Just in time for Celiac Awareness month, this program is designed to teach girls about celiac disease and other food allergies. The first 30 girls to complete all ten activities will receive a copy of “The Adventures of Celia Kaye.” Take a look!


SinoVision logo

Watch a segment about the book on SinoVision below.

Learn about celiac disease and youth sports with author Kaitlin Puccio on raisingboys.tv.

The Adventures of Celia Kaye


Read what people think about the book here:

Generation GF Magazine
Allergic Living
Because Gustave (in French)
Barnes and Noble Kids Blog


Hear Kaitlin talk about “The Adventures of Celia Kaye” on the Children’s National podcast here:


 Past events
“The Adventures of Celia Kaye” book reading and celiac disease discussion at Children’s National’s Gluten Free Education Day
“The Adventures of Celia Kaye” book reading and discussion at Seacrest Studios


For more, take a look at our Writing page. Our work has been translated into Italian, Estonian, Spanish, Finnish, Portuguese, and French.

The Huffington Post

I Am Not My Treatment: A Disease Overshadowed by Glutenspeak (article written at the request of Beyond Celiac)

The Truth About Pasta (article written at the request of The Guardian) (covered by National Pasta Association’s Pasta Fits and The Daily Meal)

Talking to Kids About Celiac (covered by The Celiac Scene)

8 Reasons Why I Wake Up With The Sun

Gluten Isn’t Bad — I Just Can’t Have It

Tips for Managing Food Allergies on Holidays

Celiac Disease and Addiction

You Are What You (Wh)eat

The Four Noble Truths of Celiac

The Gluten-Free Fad and the Logical ‘Or’

Tips for Balancing Relationships When You Join the Celiac Circus (covered by Because Gustave, in French)

Think Your Pet Has a Food Allergy?

The Language of Gluten-Free

Ethics of Gluten-Free

What’s So Bad About Wheat

6 Surprising Results of Going Gluten-Free

Balancing An Allergen-Free Diet With An Office Job

3 Things We Can Learn About Celiac Disease From Italians

The Allergy Train

3 Ways I’m Not the Perfect Gluten-Free Girl

Gluten-Free? Awkward!

Knowledge vs. Understanding in the World of Gluten

The Cost of Gluten-Free

What It Really Takes To Go Gluten-Free

3 Things You Thought Would Change By Going Gluten-Free

No Cookie for You

Gluten-Free? So No Potatoes

4 Ways Giving Up Gluten Improved My Life (covered by Iltalehti, in Finnish)

3 Misconceptions About Being Gluten-Free I Had as a Beginner (covered by Postimees, in Estonian.)

Gluten-Free Intolerance

A Guide to Gluten-Free Etiquette


3 Types Of Gluten-Free

What I Wish I’d Known About Celiac Disease Before I Learned I Had It

The Baby Spot

To Celiac and Beyond