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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hosts 24th Annual Celiac Conference

Kim Bouldin Gluten Free Works


For the 24th year in a row, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be hosting  the Celiac Conference. The conference is a great place to  mingle, shop and learn more about Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet.   The conference will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 7:30 AM  until 4:00 PM.  There will be separate educational tracks for adults, teens & school-age children.

The Keynote Speakers Will Be:

  • Dr. Michelle Pietzak
  • Chef Michael Rice

The Agenda: 

  • Pre-conference Workshop: A Primer with Jolanda Denham, MD
  • Keynote: Gluten Free Diet: Fad or Fact with Michelle Pietzak,  MD
  • Keynote: Restaurants Preparing GF Foods with Chef Michael  Rice
  • Medication Update: Steve Plogsted,PharmD
  • What to Tell your Doctor About Your CD with Sylvia Bower,  RN
  • Mindful Eating: Discovering the Joy in Food with Amy Jones, MS,  RD, LD
  • Label Bingo with Mary Kay Sharrett,MS,RD,LD, CNSD
  • The cost of the conference is $40/person.  Individual registration is required, just follow the  instructions.  Free childcare is provided for children ages 2-6.   Those wishing to stop by to shop and skip the education can do so for  $10/person, but must register to do so.  Some of the exhibitors  include:


    Against The Grain
    Bloomfield Farms, Inc.
    Bob & Ruth’s Gluten-Free  Dining and Travel Club
    The Gluten Free Oven
    Gluten Free  Gang Support Group
    Gluten Free Trading Co.
    Pamela’s Products
    Raisin  Rack
    Schar USA
    Sweet Mamas Gluten Free  Goodies


    Bakery on Main
    Bumble Bar
    Delight Gluten Free Magazine
    Edward &  Sons Trading Co.
    Go Picnic
    Kitchen Table Bakers
    Nonuttin’ Foods
    Namaste Foods

    A list of local hotels is available online on the program site , by e-mailing  NCH at  or by calling 614-355-0662.


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