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December 2012 Newsletter

We hope you enjoy this issue -- it's packed with news. Happy Holidays!
Featured Restaurant: 7Sisters Italiano

7Sisters Italiano restaurant offers both gluten-free and mainstream Italian cuisine in Citrus Heights near Sacramento. An online shop for their extensive gluten-free product line is a significant aspect of the business. Owners Jeanine Morgan and her husband Todd are unusually dedicated to providing safe options for people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance -- and for good reason.  Read more.

The Celiac MD™
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

Are supplements to digest gluten safe and useful?

By Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

In her monthly column, Dr. Burkhart examines whether products like GlutenEase are appropriate for those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Read More.



Camp Celiac 
Summer 2013
We are very pleased to announce the camp dates for two sessions next summer!
Registration begins February 1, 2013.
Please see the camp website for further details and contact information.

Session 1

July 23-27 Tuesday-Saturday

(Staff arrives Monday, July 22)


Vendor Fair for both sessions to attend

Saturday, July 27th


Session 2

July 27-31 Saturday-Wednesday


The Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California administers Camp Celiac at Camp Arroyo in Livermore, CA, thanks to the generosity of our partner, The Taylor Family Foundation. Camp Celiac is provided free to campers with just a $25 registration fee. Donations to support Camp Celiac and The Taylor Family Foundation are deeply appreciated. To make a donation, please go their respective websites.


Label reading
Gluten-Free Labeling Petition
32,000 Signatures and Counting...
Yes, we are STILL waiting for the White House to finalize gluten-free labeling standards so keep signing the petition (that is, if you haven't already). Will they respond to the petition and get the labeling rule finalized by the end of the year? We hope to have good news to report soon...
Sign here: White House petition 


Updates from local companies

Gluten Free Grocery Fresh, local products at Gluten Free Grocery in San Francisco at 234 Townsend. Offering locally made gluten-free sourdough from Bread Srsly with deliveries on Tuesdays; Grindstone Bakery Fresh Ciabattas deliveries on Friday; Mama Baretta Corn Bread, Jalepeno Corn Bread and Multi Grain Bread; Primavera Corn Tortillas and Dairy Free Tamales; and Table Cafe Dosa Chips. We offer Special Requests for GF + Dairy Free Holiday cakes + decorated cookies . Please call 415-626-3733 or email requests to

Natural Food Works Natural Food Works of Davis delivering to Bay Area and Sacramento Artisanal, fresh, GMO free, gluten and casein-free "real" food, delivered direct  to your community. To begin, we're offering breads, pastas, cookies, cakes, and MRE's (meals ready to eat) at a drop point near you.Order form with the current list. Once you place your order, we'll make your food, work out the details in your area, contact you to confirm everything, and bring your order directly to your home or a nearby drop point. We'll be in touch with you every step of the way! Do you have a holiday wish list? We're planning special seasonal offerings, but we'd love to hear what you need to make this important time wonderful for you and yours. More details here.


Events Calendar for December 

Latest News Drawing  


Check out our monthly listing of support groups, events and classes in the greater Bay Area and Sacramento. Try something new!  


Volunteers needed
for the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo
February 9-10th

The number of volunteers is limited, so sign up soon if you are interested by filling out the volunteer form. If you are having technical trouble with the form, please email Michelle Baran  michelle@gfafexpo.comExpo volunteers receive a free weekend pass and a t-shirt to wear during their shift! 
Exclusive for our membership: Sign up to volunteer at our nonprofit community table for one four-hour shift 8am-12pm or 12pm-4pm on Saturday or Sunday. Free pass to the Expo and lots of fun hanging out with our peeps. Email Jennifer with questions or to get on the schedule.

Expo Tickets available now!

February 9-10th, 2013

at the San Francisco Airport Mariott Waterfront in Burlingame



Save the dates for 2013 


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National Education Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO

Pasadena Convention Center - -  May 3- 5, 2013 or call 818.716.1513


Sheraton Chicago  

15th International Celiac Disease Symposium

Chicago, IL -- September 22-25, 2013  

Seeking interviewees for gluten-free product development

Get paid to help a local startup! 


We are a startup company, working closely with professors at Stanford, to develop a product that will help protect people from accidentally eating gluten.

To do this, we need to better understand the circumstances in which accidental gluten consumption takes place. 


We are in the very early stages of product development, seeking to interview adults (or parents of children) with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. We will ask questions about how you were diagnosed, eating habits, and dining out to give us the feedback we need to make the product most useful. All information provided will be confidential and will not be shared with a third party.


The interviews are approximately 30-45 minutes long. They can either be done on the phone or in person (at your home or local coffee shop).  You will not be asked to consume any foods. Each interviewee will receive $25 and be entered into a pool to win an iPad Mini.


 If interested, please let us know by filling out the following form:

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

David Rogier


Mama Baretta won the Intuit Contest!

Nut Lace Cookies We have been rooting for a wonderful family-owned gluten-free bakery in Sonoma County that entered Intuit's Small Business Big Wishes contest. Intuit is granting 15 businesses their wish in December. Mama Baretta won one of the 15 spots! Inuit will give Mama Baretta $5,000 to professionally package her award-winning Salted Caramel Nut Lace Cookie for grocery stores. We can't wait to see them. Congratulations to Debra Baretta!
Opportunities to Participate in Celiac Research
Stanford School of MedicineStanford University School of Medicine is conducting government-sponsored studies to improve the understanding of celiac disease, not for profit. For information on participating in the studies, please contact Dr. Arnold Han at  



Diablo Clinical Research Diablo Clinical Research in Walnut Creek is conducting a clinical trial locally for celiac disease to look at how effective and safe an investigational medication is. To participate in a survey to determine whether or not you qualify and to connect to a study site near you, call Ava at Diablo Clinical Research at (925) 930-7267 or email



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  Celiac Disease Foundation Internships


The application is now available for 2013 Celiac Disease Foundation Internships:

CDF Interns are integral members of the CDF National Office in Los Angeles, and quickly become fully immersed in the non-profit celiac and gluten-free world. Interns work closely with directors of Operations, Development, Communications, and Outreach. The internship is a valuable experience for any student wishing to learn more about non-profit organizations, public health, PR and marketing, and disease/cause-related organizations. Details and application.

The application deadline for 2013 is January 1, 2013

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Jennifer Iscol
Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California
P.O. Box 1506
Healdsburg, CA  95448