The Celiac Disease Foundation: Greater Phoenix Chapter will host its 3rd Annual Greater Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo on Saturday, April 16, 2011.
This event is open to the public and gives people challenged with Celiac Disease, or those interested in transitioning to a gluten-free lifestyle, an opportunity to learn more about gluten-free products and where to purchase those products, as well as learning about local restaurants offering gluten-free menus. In 2010, over 600 attendees and 37 vendors participated in the expo. This year promises to be even bigger, with an expected 800 guests and 50 vendors.
The expo will be held between 10 am and 2 pm at the following location:
Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
In keeping with the intent of sharing information on a wide array of products now available to the gluten-free community, a variety (more…)
Although gluten-free eating has gone mainstream (gluten-free products and health information have saturated the internet, grocery stores, and advertisements over the past few years, and being GF has even been named a top food trend for 2010) chances are, you may be the only person you know who has known food allergies. This is why finding a community of supporters — other people who eat gluten-free as well — is so important in maintaining your diet and lifestyle, and being encouraged in your journey toward better health. And what better way to gain support than attending an event dedicated solely too gluten-free living?
Well, mark your calendars for September 12, 2010 — it’s the Got Guts? 5K race and food fair for celiac awareness. Held in Austin, Texas, Got Guts? will begin at 8:00 on the morning of the 12th, where participants can run in a 5K race, ending at the food fair — full of gluten-free food options. Participating in the race is optional, however, and event-goers are welcome to only run, only visit the food fair, or do both! (more…)
And the gluten-free events just keep on coming. The CSA Northwest Arkansas Sprue Group #73 is hosting Gluen Freedom Day on July 23rd in Rogers, Arkansas at the Embassy Suite, John Q Hammond conference center.
This event includes educational workshops, vendor fair, cooking demonstration and gluten-free food. Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of the event and include lunch(an Italian lunch sponsored by Schar), admission to workshops and the vendor fair. Festivities start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.(more…)
Get started on the right foot this summer by checking out these special gluten-free events at Whole Foods located in The District (located off Jamboree and Park in Tustin). Thursday, June 3rd: Learn what it means to be “going gluten-free”
Elizabeth Kaplan, founder of The Pure Pantry will be on hand to answer questions, provide her favorite recipes, and let you know what it really means to go gluten-free. There will also be food samples and a Q&A for those who are new to the gluten-free lifestyle. You won’t want to miss this special event.
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its annual Spring Flours Benefit at the Swissôtel-Chicago at 7pm on May 14, 2010.More than 30 restaurants will showcase gourmet gluten-free tastings to what expects to be a sell-out crowd. The evening will also include a tribute to its founder, Stefano Guandalini, MD, as well as robust Live and Silent Auctions.
Philadelphians fill Wachovia Center to help raise awareness of celiac disease
A crowd of 1,200 gathered at the Wachovia Center on
Wednesday, September 30th to celebrate the gluten-free lifestyle during the 6th annual Appetite for Awareness event. Hosted by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and title sponsor Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, the event honoring
John Binswanger and his family raised over $300,000 to support the organization’s national awareness campaign and programming.
Over thirty of Philadelphia’s best restaurants participated in the event, which featured an entirely gluten-free menu. The festivities were a special treat for guests with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder treated only through a gluten-free diet, eliminating foods
containing wheat, barley and rye. Current estimates suggest the disease affects about 3 million Americans, yet over 95% live without a diagnosis.
Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider, who is a member of the NFCA Board of Directors, generously donated the Wachovia Center facility, which has been home to Appetite for Awareness event since 2008. (more…)