Events

Celiac Disease Event Features Nutritionist at Paoli Hospital May 17

The Chester County Gluten Intolerance Group’s quarterly meeting will be this Monday, May 17, in the Potter Room at Paoli Hospital.

Paoli Hospital
255 W. Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301
Directions: http://www.mainlinehealth.org/paoli

Vendors start at 6:30, speaker at 7:15.

The featured speaker will be Nancy Dickens, registered dietician. Nancy Dickens is
recommended by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Read More »

Celiac Disease Events in Cleveland: Nov. 15 & Dec. 6

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Here are two fun upcoming events in Cleveland Ohio…sent in by Cindy Koller-Kass, President of the Celiac Sprue Association Chapter #50.

Greater Cleveland Celiac Association CSA Chapter #50 Meeting this Sunday, November 15, 2009 –

Parma Community Hospital at 2 PM in the Nelson Auditorium 7007 Powers Blvd (off Ridge Rd ) Parma. If you need specific directions–Please go to http://tinyurl.com/2e9emh

Bring your questions.

Topic: How to deal with family gatherings this Holiday Season

Come hungry! We will have a pre-Thanksgiving potluck and a Pie Baking Contest Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck … Read More »

Celiac Disease: Educating for Life Presentation, Feb. 10, Chester County PA

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On February 10th, I will be presenting Celiac Disease: Educating for Life to the Chester County Gluten Intolerance Group. This important topic covers the obstacles to prompt, successful diagnosis and treatment in the United States and the need for physician education to overcome these obstacles, reverse public frustration with the medical community and stop the shift of the public’s focus from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity to the gluten-free diet fad. Read More »

Celiac Sprue Association Announces 32nd Annual Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1

CSA Logo_180x173The Celiac Sprue Association 32nd Annual CSA Conference will be held at Erie, PA from Oct. 30th through Nov. 1, 2009 at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel and the Bayfront Convention Center.

Serving as local hosts are the members of CSA Gluten Free Erie, PA Chapter #135.

Under the 2009 theme of “Research, Education and Support,” the 2009 CSA Conference features over 15 speakers including leading experts in the field of celiac disease, a conference exhibit hall featuring a variety of exhibitors to assist individuals with celiac disease, networking through the “Making a Difference Forum,” cooking demonstrations, youth and young adult programs, an historical tour of Erie and an “Oktoberfest Buffet.”

The CSA Conference is an excellent opportunity to meet and communicate with the leadership and elected CSA representatives, as well as share and learn from other individuals and families dealing with celiac disease.

The 4th Annual CSA Dietitian Day will precede the Conference, scheduled for Oct. 29th. At the conclusion of Dietitian Day, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the pathophysiology of celiac disease
2. Define medical nutrition therapy for celiac disease
3. Identify at least two management strategies for celiac disease
4. Describe the relationship between type 1 diabetes mellitus and celiac disease

Continuing education units are available.

The Celiac Sprue Association®, the largest non-profit celiac support group in the United States, is committed to helping individuals with celiac disease to live well through one-on-one support and the latest research-based and medically approved information to help them manage their health.

For more information on the CSA Conference contact the CSA website, contact CSA toll-free at (877) CSA-4-CSA (877-272-4272) or email CSA at celiacs@csaceliacs.org.

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Chapstick Giveaway!

Kim Bouldin Gluten Free Works

If you are new to the gluten-free diet, you are probably just figuring out that it isn’t just food that you need to check the gluten-free status of, but anything that could potentially end up in your mouth.  Some people have a skin condition associated with Celiac Disease called Dermatitis Herpetiformis and those people must avoid skin contact with gluten regardless if the product is going to come in contact with your mouth (digestive system.). I know that most of us adults don’t intentionally eat health & beauty products, but I know that I have ended up with shampoo in my mouth and if your hand lotion contains gluten, that could potentially cause an issue.

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I recently had the opportunity to try out two new ChapStick products: Read More »

Columbia University Celiac Disease Center Roundtable Discussion June 7

This just in from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University…

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University will continue to host a Roundtable on Celiac Disease that deals with individuals and their families’ difficulties in living with celiac disease. The program will be held monthly and would deal with children, adolescence and adult issues with respect to celiac disease.

Members of the Celiac Disease Center who will be attending the Roundtable on Celiac Disease include adult and pediatric gastroenterologists as well as our nutritionist. We will conduct this program in an interactive format allowing airing of views and questions from all participants. Read More »

Don’t miss the Chicago Gluten Free Cooking Expo April 17-18, 2010

With less than a week to go, don’t miss the Chicago-area gluten-free event of the year. The event is going to take place this coming weekend, April 17-18 at the Wyndham Hotel in Lisle. Tickets to Saturday’s classes are already sold out, but there are still a few tickets left for Sunday’s classes.

Everyone is welcome to attend the vendor fair each day, tickets for the vendor fair are available at the door.

For more information, visit here and here.

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Dozens of Winners So Far in the Gluten Free Extravaganza!

Extravaganza-home-pageGluten Free Works is hosting a Gluten Free Extravaganza to celebrate Celiac Disease Awareness Month!

12 Gluten Free companies have donated hundreds of prizes.

50 people won prizes the first week. We’re picking 30 more winners today!

Sign up here to enter to win! Everybody wins something!

Here are some of the winners and the prizes they won:

Nicole D. – Consult with Amy Macklin, RD, LDN Gluten Free Roots!

Debbie L. – Kitchen Table Bakers – Parmesan Crisps!

Carley E. – Kitchen Table Bakers – Parmesan Crisps!

Kurt Hasburgh – Bard’s Beer Bottle Cap Opener!

Joseph Cecci – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Megan Anderson – Bard’s Beer Bottle Cap Opener!

Marian K. – Jovial Foods, 1-GF Bread Flour, 1-GF Pastry Flour,
Sample pack GF penne pasta, Retail coupons, & special offer for our online store!

Julie K. – Earth’s Beauty Soft Black Mascara!

Rhonda B. – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Sarah P. – Jovial Foods 1-GF Bread Flour, 1-GF Pastry Flour, Sample pack GF penne pasta, Retail coupons, & special offer for our online store!

Sara L. – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Brandi S. – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Lesley B. – Consult with Amy Macklin, RD, LDN Gluten Free Roots!

Maria J. – Mom’s Place Gluten-Free LLP. Lemon Squares Mix!

Donna P. – Earth’s Beauty Soft Black Mascara!

Kaeli D. – Kitchen Table Bakers – Parmesan Crisps – Parmesan Crisps!

Julayne R. – Bard’s Beer Bottle Cap Opener!

Howard R. – Consult with Amy Macklin, RD, LDN Gluten Free Roots!

Janet M. – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Stephanie H. – Lotus Foods Mailers containing: 3 coupons (Retail Rice, Heat and Eat Bowl & Bulk), 2 Recipe Pamphlets (One for Rice and One for Ramen)! 2 Info Booklets!

Visit our Gluten Free Extravaganza website to enter to win! We have hundreds of prizes to give away!!!

 

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Dr. Kenneth Fine to lecture at April 18th Atlanta Metro Celiacs Support Group Meeting

Dr. Kenneth Fine will give a lecture on Sunday, April 18th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (at Scottish Rite) in the Main Auditorium. Dr. Fine will be addressing the members of the Atlanta Metro Celiacs, the local adult support group for people on the gluten-free diet.

The topic for Dr. Fine’s lecture is: “The Historic and Current Clash of Man vs. Gluten: Understanding the Gluten Sensitivity Epidemic”. Dr. Fine will describe some of the history and anthropology of how gluten-containing grains became our primary foodstuffs and why it has resulted in so much disease and immune reaction today. Read More »

Enjoy Celiac Awareness Night with the Phillies July 20!

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Join the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and Celiac Groups in the Delaware Valley for Celiac Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 7:05 p.m. when the Phillies face the Chicago Cubs. This is a fun-filled, gluten-free event that the entire family will enjoy. Citizens Bank now has gluten-free beer, gluten-free hot dogs and other gluten-free foods for kids and adults.

Tickets are located on the Pavilion (Sections 206 – 208) and the Pavilion Deck (Sections 307 – 308), but I would recommend getting yours ahead of time. They sold out early last year. Sections in 307 and 308 are selling for $22 each and sections 206, 207 or 208 are $30 each. Proceeds from ticket sales for this event will support raising celiac awareness and funds for research.

Celiac Groups in the Delaware Valley include The Greater Philadelphia Area Celiac Support Group, R.O.C.K., Children’s Celiac Center of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CEPA, and F.A.C.T.

To order your tickets, click on the “Buy Tickets” button below and enter the promotion code CELIAC.

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For groups of 25 or more, contact Stephanie Nieland in the Group Sales Office at 215.463.5000 ext. 5111.

So come on out, grab a gluten-free hot dog and watch the game. See you at the game!

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