May 20, 2014

Snyder’s of Hanover Teams with NFCA to Support Celiac Awareness Month

HANOVER, Pa., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Snyder's of Hanover continues to support gluten free living and has partnered with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) for the month of May in recognition of National Celiac Awareness Month. The partnership is focused on educating consumers about the risks, symptoms and impact of celiac disease -- an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.

According to the NFCA, celiac disease impacts an estimated three million Americans, but of those three million, only about 17 percent are accurately diagnosed and treating symptoms. Snyder's of Hanover and the NFCA have leveraged popular social media platforms to host a variety of online engagement activities throughout the month to educate consumers while also raising money for the NFCA. Consumers can simply "click and share" Celiac facts from Snyder's of Hanover Facebook page and Snyder's of Hanover will make a one dollar donation for each "share."

Detailed activities being conducted throughout the month include:

    --  Project Celiac Awareness - Facebook users are encouraged to visit the
        "Project Celiac Awareness" tab on the Snyder's of Hanover Facebook page
        and "Share" one of 12 facts about celiac disease/gluten-free living with
        their own networks. For every individual Facebook user who shares a
        fact, Snyder's of Hanover will donate $1 to the NFCA.
    --  Gluten Free Sweepstakes - Fans who share a fact through the Project
        Celiac Awareness tab are prompted to visit the Gluten Free Sweepstakes
        tab (located on the Snyder's of Hanover Facebook page) and submit their
        information as an entry in the Gluten Free Sweepstakes. Each week
        throughout Celiac Awareness Month (four weeks total), Snyder's of
        Hanover will select 10 winners who will receive a Snyder's of Hanover
        Gluten Free Prize Pack.
    --  Gluten-Free Product Highlights - The NFCA will publish "Product
        Highlights" on their Facebook page throughout the month, featuring two
        of the new Snyder's of Hanover's gluten-free products: Honey Mustard &
        Onion and Hot Buffalo Wing Gluten Free Flavored Pretzel Sticks.

"We're extremely excited to be a part of this important partnership with the NFCA, and happy to support the great educational efforts currently taking place across the country during Celiac Awareness Month," said Bob Gould, Marketing Manager for Snyder's of Hanover. "Through our combined work, we hope to spread awareness about the disease and its symptoms."

Snyder's of Hanover offers a variety of gluten-free products for those in search of tasty, gluten-free snacks. Current offerings include Gluten Free Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel Sticks, Gluten Free Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzel Sticks, Gluten Free Mini Pretzels, Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks and an 8-pack Gluten Free 100-Calorie Pretzel Sticks.

More details about the specifics of the campaign can be found here by visiting Snyder's of Hanover on Facebook, at Visit for a full gluten-free product listing or to locate a retailer near you.

About Snyder's of Hanover

For more than 100 years, Americans have enjoyed Snyder's of Hanover pretzels. With their unique sourdough heritage, Snyder's of Hanover pretzels today are available across the country in single-serve sizes as well as larger, 10, 12 and even 16-ounce bags perfect for sharing. Today, America's favorite pretzel is available in a wide variety of flavors, recipes and shapes, including traditional hard pretzels, flavored pretzel bites, sticks, rods, nibblers and even gluten-free options. For more information, visit
. Snyder's of Hanover can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

About Snyder's-Lance

Snyder's-Lance, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, manufactures and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. The Company's products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips, restaurant style crackers, nuts and other snacks. Snyder's-Lance has manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Indiana, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada. Products are sold under the Snyder's of Hanover®, Lance®, Cape Cod®, Pretzel Crisps®, Krunchers!®, Tom's®, Archway®, Jays®, Stella D'oro®, EatSmart Naturals®, O-Ke-Doke® and Padrinos®, brand names along with a number of private label and third party brands. Products are distributed nationally through grocery and mass merchandisers, convenience stores, club stores, food service outlets, and other channels. LNCE-G

About National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. NFCA owns and operates GREAT Kitchens TM, a web-based gluten-free training program for foodservice professionals. Learn more at

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