Notice as of 10/30/2009:
NFCA's San Francisco Gluten-Free Cooking Spree will go on as scheduled.
Visitors to Treasure Island can gain access now and going forward from the San Francisco side of the Bay Bridge. Despite certain reports, special identification is not necessary to be permitted onto Treasure Island, and tranffic at this point of access is running smoothly.
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Gluten-Free Cooking Spree
Watch top chefs, doctors and media members compete to make the best gluten-free dish!
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) invites you to participate in the Gluten-Free Cooking Spree, an event that joins together the medical and lifestyle aspects of celiac disease to educate both doctors and chefs about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
*Top chefs, doctors and media members will be put on teams of three. Each team will have one chef, one doctor and one reporter. Together, the doctor, chef and media members will work to create the best gluten-free dish.
*Attendees will sample the food cooked by the chefs and enjoy a large assortment of other gluten-free food options. Come hungry!
*All attendees will take home a fabulous goodie bag filled with treats from a variety of gluten-free vendors.
*A three-person panel will judge the recipes and award a prize to the winning team.
* Visit the Dieititans Corner to get the answers to your questions about the gluten-free lifestyle.
* A silent auction and raffle will offer guests a chance to win valuable prizes!
Enjoy the Marketplace where vendors will share samples of their products, give product coupons and sell their wares.
Enjoy gluten-free hors d’ouerves, buffet, desserts, beer and wine.
All food will be gluten-free!
For questions, call 215-325-1306 215-325-1306 , ext. 101.
Note: *Your donation, less $10, is tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Tickets are nonrefundable.
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disorder that interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. The villi of the small intestine is damaged from an immune response triggered by the protein gluten, which is found in all forms of wheat, rye and barley. The only treatment is a life-long adherence to a gluten-free diet.
Approximately 1% of the population suffers from celiac disease, yet 2 million people are undiagnosed resulting in a fourfold increase in the risk of early death and numerous debilitating con ditions including infertility, neuropathy and even cancer.
To learn more about celiac disease, go to www.CeliacCentral.org.
When & Where
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
Through empowerment, education, advocacy and advancing research, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet.
We believe in a patient-centered healthcare model that is grounded in science, promotes collaboration and supports a comprehensive approach to health and wellness.
Visit www.CeliacCentral.org for information.
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Left untreated, people with celiac disease can develop further complications such as other autoimmune diseases, infertility, thyroid disease and some forms of cancer. An estimated 1% of the population has celiac disease, but 83% of those who have it are still undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
The only known treatment for celiac disease is a lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet.