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Celiac Awareness Tour/Chicago
Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
Celiac Awareness Tour
Stops in Chicago.
One Day Only!
Sample Delicious Gluten-Free Products from Dozens of
Local and National Gluten-Free Food Companies.
Meet Top Chefs and Celiac Experts
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Besides meeting medical experts you can watch live cooking demonstrations on theRudi's Gluten-Free Bakery Stage and enjoy delicious gluten-free food samples from dozens of local and national companies. (See companies below!)
Rebecca Black is one of the leading health and fitness experts in the Midwest. Rebecca has an amazing story of self-transformation, where she went from 30 pounds overweight to placing in fitness competitions. In January 2012, Rebecca was diagnosed with celiac disease and it completely changed her life. With her blog “Pretty Little Celiac.”, Rebecca is sharing her life story of struggles associated with 17 years of undiagnosed celiac disease.
Rebecca is an accredited Certified Personal Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM). Rebecca earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Regis University.Rebecca opened the doors to Bexa Body Fitness in January 2012, which culminated her vision of creating a fitness studio that was personal and customized training studio offering premium services to all fitness levels.
Rohanna Doylida began her education in coping with gluten intolerance when her son Ben was diagnosed with Celiac Disease ten years ago. She is CEO of The Gluten-Free Consultant LLC, Vice-Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center and the former head of Roh & Jo's Gluten-Free Sweets baking company.
Dr. Andrea Noey is passionate about inspiring and empowering people to be self-sufficient in the area of health. She believes that everyone has a purpose on this earth. Hers is to be an advocate for health and healing. Dr. Noey obtained dual Bachelor's Degrees in Kinesiology (from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA) and Human Biology (from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL). She achieved the Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences in 2001 with an emphasis in Nutrition. After graduation, she trained with several colon therapists, learning both open and closed colonic systems. She received and maintains colon therapy certification through I-ACT. Dr. Noey has been in private practice for 10 years.
Eve Becker is the creator of the Gluten-Free Nosh blog, www.glutenfreenosh.com, and a frequent contributing writer to Living Without, a magazine for people with food allergies and sensitivities. She also was the managing editor of Tribune Media Services, a newspaper syndication company. Eve lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters, the youngest of whom has celiac disease. As such, she is intimately familiar with navigating home, school, playdates and parties gluten-free. In her presentation, Gluten-Free Kitchen Confidential, she shares top tips for maintaining a gluten-free kitchen, preventing cross-contamination at home and away, baking with gluten-free flours, and dining out safely.
The Celiac Awareness Tour promotes celiac disease awareness and gluten-free food and beverage products.
Each stop on the Celiac Awareness Tour features presentations by celiac disease experts, chef demonstrations and dozens of gluten-free food and beverage exhibits from local and national gluten-free food and beverage manufacturers.
In 2012 over 100 gluten-free manufacturers exhibited and thousands of shoppers attended the events in cities throughout the Midwest, including Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Louisville.
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