Coco Libre Supports Celiac Disease Foundation

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Gluten-free coconut water beverages debut on the Celiac Disease Foundation Marketplace

Coco Libre, the maker of coconut water beverages with a purpose, announced today a new relationship with the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), the nation’s leading voluntary health organization for celiac disease. Coco Libre Original Organic Coconut Water and Coconut Water with Protein are now available on the CDF Marketplace, a premier online destination for people searching for gluten-free products.

“It is estimated that celiac disease affects 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications,” said Marilyn G. Geller, Celiac Disease Foundation CEO. “We appreciate the gluten-free options that Coco Libre has provided for our celiac disease and gluten-sensitive community.”

Coco Libre will have a presence at the 2016 CDF National Conference & Gluten-Free Expo, to be held April 30–May 1 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. In addition, the CDF team is currently developing creative recipes that incorporate Coco Libre products and will be shared online and through social media.

“We’re proud of our relationship with CDF,” said Candace Crawford, CEO of Maverick Brands, Coco Libre’s parent company. “Gluten-free foods and beverages aren’t a fad. They’re a real necessity for millions of Americans. But we also firmly believe that being gluten-free shouldn’t mean you sacrifice nutrition or taste. Coco Libre beverages are made to always deliver both.”

Coco Libre Organic Coconut Water is known for its delicious flavor with no added sugar, certified USDA organic, OU kosher, gluten free and Non-GMO Project Verified. Coco Libre Organic Coconut Water with Protein is available in Chocolate, Vanilla, Almond and Coffee flavors.

ABOUT CELIAC DISEASE FOUNDATION
Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) was established in 1990 to improve the quality of life for all individuals affected by celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. Celiac disease is both a serious autoimmune disorder and a growing public health challenge. The prevalence of celiac disease in the public is doubling every 15 years, yet only one in six celiac disease sufferers have been diagnosed. The Foundation leads the fight to increase the rate of diagnosis, to improve treatments, and to find a cure. Learn more about Celiac Disease Foundation at celiac.org. To learn more about the CDF National Conference & Gluten-Free Expo, visit celiac.org/cdf-conference

ABOUT COCO LIBRE

Coco Libre’s flagship Organic Coconut Water is the nutritional foundation for a growing family of purposeful beverages. Coco Libre is a 2015 NCW Eco-Excellence Award winner and a finalist for Best New Product Line Extension at the World Beverage Innovation Awards 2014. Coco Libre beverages are available in grocery, natural, specialty and online retailers in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more visit CocoLibreOrganic.com, Facebook.com/CocoLibreOrganic, twitter.com/CocoLibre and Instagram @CocoLibre. Liberate your thirst.™

Media contact: Celina Cooper – celina(at)maverickbrands(dot)com, (650) 739-0555

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