Celiac Awareness Tour/Philadelphia
Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
THREE MILLION PEOPLE HAVE CELIAC DISEASE. Unfortunately 97% of people with Celiac Disease have not been diagnosed. Learn about this growing epidemic from the experts when the Celiac Awareness Tour stops in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, April 28.
Besides meeting medical experts you can watch live cooking demonstrations on the Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery Stage and enjoy gluten-free food samples from dozens of local and national companies including Mim's Kitchen, Nature's Path, Blue Diamond Growers, French Meadow Bakery, Natural Nector, Lisanatti Foods, Kinnikinnick, Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery, Turtle Mountain, Bloomfield Farms, Cabot Creamery, Food For Life Baking Company, Glutino Food Group, Udis Gluten Free Foods, Conte Pasta, Lizbeth Lane, Mediterranean Snack Food Company, New Planet Beer, Philadelphia Gluten Free Pasta, Posh Pop Bakeshop, Quest Nutrition, So Delicious, Vermont Hard Cider, Philadelphia Gluten Free Pasta, and Taza Chocolate!
Alice Bast from The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness www.celiaccentral.org
Meet Alice Bast from The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness as she speaks on,
"Restoring Health, Reclaiming Lives."'
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of celiac and gluten-related disorders in order to gain a prompt and accurate diagnosis for those suffering, support the health and wellbeing of those with the disease, and facilitate research that will better understand the disorder and find a cure. Visit www.celiaccentral.org for information. Donations are welcomed at www.CeliacCentral.org/donate-online.com
Jennifer Fugo from evolvingwell.com & glutenfreeschool.com
Jennifer Fugo from glutenfreeschool.com and evolvingwell.com will be helping your sweet tooth as she speaks on "Gluten-Free Sugar Addiction." Jennifer Fugo is the founder of Gluten Free School, an online education destination for gluten sensitive individuals to get the guidance they need to make the gluten-free diet stick. She's a certified Health Coach named a "Gluten Free Guru" by Philadelphia Magazine. Jennifer is sought after expert for news contribution on healthy and gluten-free living as well as a speaker, avid blogger and yoga teacher.
Lauren Wuscher from LaurenDavidStyle.com
Having trouble staying gluten-free at a party or around the holidays? Lauren Wuscher from LaurenDavidStyle.com will solve your problems as she gives everyone "Simple Tips for Staying Safe During Holidays and Events." Gluten-free doesn't mean party-free! Lauren is the owner of lauren.david.style, your resource for a happy, healthy, allergy-free life. After 2+ years of sickness, stomach pain, and useless doctors appointments, Lauren found out on her own she had food sensitivities that would change her life forever. But there was nowhere she could turn and no resources that focused on gluten and allergy free entertaining, holidays or even wellness and health. So Lauren decided to create lauren.david.style to help people with multiple food allergies and sensitivies live a normal, stree-free life. Find out more at LaurenDavidStyle.com
Dr. Donna Skerry
Dr. Donna Skerry has a unique global practice in the treatment of pain, addiction and poor physical/emotional health. She accomplishes that through nutritional education, chiropractic and neuro-emotional techniques.To create a healthy outlook for our children, Dr. Skerry is working to restore basic nutrition through nutritional education for parents and demonstrating cooking alternatives. Through nutritional education, her patients learn how to go back to basics and feel good. Two years ago, after interacting with a group of women entrepreneurs from around the world, she realized that this concern for children being the best they can be was common everywhere.Dr. Skerry’s treatment plan entails utilizing the basic foods available, as well as NET therapies, to address a wide range of issues. Her patients come to her with physical complaints and so often she leads themto wellness through a combination of nutritional and emotional therapies. Dr. Skerry is known for mentoring women and by teaching them about restoring good health, losingweight, and restoring energy, they are able to take their knowledge back and become beacons for their communities both in business and health.Before becoming a doctor, Dr. Skerry taught nutrition and empowerment for colleges throughout the country. In Ohio she worked with welfare mothers, helping them to get off the assistance of the government and provide a better life for their families. In New York, she coordinated the STOP-DWI program which included managing enforcement and prevention education. Today she still teaches nutrition and cooking for healthy lifestyles.
Nancy Artus, Ph.D. from GIG of Chester County
Nancy Artus was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1999 after suffering since early childhood. Her daughter who was eight at the time was diagnosed soon after. As a Ph.D. biologist, she began to learn what she could about celiac disease by reading medical literature and attending medical conferences on celiac disease. In 2009, she founded the support group, GIG of Chester County, a branch of Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG). GIG of Chester County holds quarterly meetings that range from hosting speakers to holding a gluten-free pot-luck or cooking class. Nancy speaks about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, and gives useful tips for living and raising a child gluten-free.
Christian Gatti, The Couch Tomato Cafe' & The Tomato Bistro
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Also featuring many more Local and National Vendors!
The Gluten-Free Awareness Tour promotes celiac disease awareness and gluten-free food and beverage products.
Each stop on the Gluten-Free Awareness Tour features presentations by celiac disease experts and gluten-free food and beverage exhibits from local and national gluten-free food and beverage manufacturers.
In 2013 over 100 gluten-free manufacturers exhibited and thousands of gluten-free consumers attended the events in cities across the country, including Detroit, Pittsburgh, Houston, San Diego and San Francisco.
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