‘Chef to Plate’ is Almost Here!

Gluten Intolerance Group‘s ‘Chef to Plate’ International Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness chef-to-plate-poster-2013-smallCampaign is back starting May 1! Chef to Plate is an initiative designed to help spread awareness of Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance via restaurants with gluten-free menus (and a strong understanding of serving the gluten-free community). The campaign will take place internationally throughout the month of May.

“In 2012, this campaign reached further than ever, with over 1400 restaurants participating in 4 countries—the United States, Canada, Turkey, and Italy.” (~Source: gluten.net). This year, help make the campaign bigger than ever. Visit gluten.net for more info.

Register Now for CDF Camp Gluten-Free – San Bernardino, California July 15-19, 2013

Take part in the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Camp Program (ages 7-17) or Mentorship Program (ages 18-22). For more information about CDF’s Camp Programs, or to donate funds and/or food for the camp, please click here.

Camp Program: July 15-19, 2013
Ages 7-17

At CDF Camp Gluten-Free(TM), campers with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten
sensitivity enjoy sports, swimming, arts and high adventure in a strictly gluten-free environment. Camp is held July 15-19, 2013 at Camp Fire Camp Nawakwa, located in the beautiful Barton Flats Area of the San Bernardino Mountains in CA and accredited by American Camping Association.

Mentorship Program: July 13-19, 2013
Ages 18-22

The Mentorship Program gives young adults with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten
sensitivity enriching leadership and camp counselor experience. Mentors attend training
the weekend prior to camp (July 13-14) and then are assigned to a cabin to live
with younger campers for the remainder of the week. In this fun and life-changing
experience, Mentors help Campers develop confidence and independence in living gluten-free.

Donations
CDF Camp Gluten-Free(TM) is able to offer reduced camp fees and provide camperships
for children in need through the generous, tax-deductible, support of individuals,
foundations and corporations.

~Source: Celiac.org E-Newsletter, January 22, 2013

NFCA Survey Participants Needed: Gluten-Free in College

“The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is seeking gluten-free college students and graduate students to participate in a nationwide survey about their experiences on campus, including meal options and social challenges.

The survey will help NFCA identify students’ most pressing concerns and guide the development of new resources and tools to address those concerns.” ~Source: CeliacCentral.org

To take the survey by February 15, visit this link: http://bit.ly/YBHjo3

GF Expo Comes to Vancouver January 13

Get ready, B.C.! The Gluten Free Expo is coming to Vancouver (Vancouver Convention Center – 999 Canada Way) on Sunday January 13, 2013 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

  • Sampling and purchasing from over 100 exhibitors
  • Free presentations on gluten free living & cooking.
  • Free re-usable shopping gift bag (first 2000 attendees)
  • Coupons for future purchases after the show
  • Access to hard-to-find products
  • And so much more!

For more information, visit glutenfreeexpo.ca/bc/vancouver.

See Niagara Falls, Canada, ‘Bob & Ruth’s’ style!

Bob & Ruth’s Gluten-Free Dining & Travel Club has arranged a 4-day / 3-night mini getaway in Niagara Falls, Canada, from June 9-12, 2013. The getaway will include: Maid of the Mist Boat Ride; Winery Tour and Tasting; Tour of the Victorian city of Niagara-On-The-Lake; Theatre production at the World famous Shaw Festival; and, of course, great Gluten-free food!

Book by March 8! For all of the details, view the travel brochure or call 410.939.3218.

“How to Cope with the GF Diet Over the Holidays”

PeppermintPenguins“It can be painful to sit at the holiday dinner table and watch your friends and family enjoy foods you no longer can have, and it can be hard to shake the feeling that you’re being left out. However, it does get easier over time, and there are some things you can try to make it easier, even if this is your first year celebrating gluten-free.”  ~Source: About.com

Read the full article on About.com, prepared by Jane Anderson.

“Bringing Gluten-free Home for Holidays”

“The holiday season can easily strike fear in the hearts of those on a gluten-free or restricted diet. As if it wasn’t hard enough to avoid gluten during the rest of the year, it can seem downright impossible during the holidays when cookies, pies, and bread are particularly prevalent.”

Read the full article on SimplyGlutenfreeMag.com, with tips from Dr. Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN.
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‘Bob and Ruth’s’ New Orleans Gourmet GF Mini Getaway

How about spending St. Patrick’s Day 2013 in New Orleans?

Bob & Ruth’s Gluten-Free Dining & Travel Club has arranged a 4-day / 3-night mini getaway from March 17-20, 2013. They’re returning to the famous French Quarter – the food, the music, the party atmosphere.

Book by December 15! For all of the details, view the travel brochure or call 410.939.3218.