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May 2013 Newsletter
Happy Celiac Disease Awareness Month!
Yummy Supper: 

Celebrating Asparagus, the Queen of Vegetables

By Jennifer Iscol

Erin Scott  



Erin Scott is the author and photographer behind the successful gluten-free food blog, Yummy Supper, and a new quarterly columnist for the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California. This month, Erin writes about "Celebrating Asparagus, the Queen of Vegetables." She includes five fresh, tantalizing recipes. Read more  



Magnesium Deficiency

The Celiac MD™
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
By Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
May 2013 - In her monthly column, Dr. Burkhart talks about an important mineral that needs to be considered if you suffer from a malabsorption disorder, chronic stress, allergic problems, hormone imbalances and more. Read More


Motek Treats

Chocolate Babka 
If you don't know what a chocolate babka is, then you have not been watching enough Seinfeld reruns (77th episode, to be precise) and you are missing out on one of life's greatest pleasures. Think of bread with a chocolate cinnamon swirl. Did I mention it's imperceptibly gluten-free? Meet Jen Wellins and Uri Kenig, the owners of Motek Treats.  Read more

Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Flour Craft Bakery in Marin holds fundraiser for Camp Celiac

Flour Craft Bakery treat 
Newly-opened and 100% gluten-free, Flour Craft Bakery in San Anselmo is donating a portion of its proceeds to Camp Celiac at Camp Arroyo throughout the month of May. Learn more, and read the story behind the bakery's success and its plans for the future. The Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California, and all the Camp Celiac families, thank Flour Craft Bakery for its generosity!

Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Local Fundraiser for the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Mariposa Baking Cinnamon Bun
Mariposa Baking of Oakland is partnering with the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center to raise funds for research. You can participate by buying Mariposa cinnamon buns and sandwich bread online or in their retail bakeshops during May. Read Press Release
For Kids and Teens


Summer Camps:


Northern California

Camp Celiac at Camp Arroyo  - Camp registration is now full for both summer 2013 sessions. If you register now you will be on the waiting list for cancellations and still have a chance of going. We do get cancellations. The camp is located in the scenic foothills of Livermore, CA, and is administered by the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California in a partnership with The Taylor Family Foundation. Each session is five days/four nights and costs only $25 due to the generosity of The Taylor Family Foundation, business sponsors and individual donors. It is open to ages 9-17. Go to for more information and registration forms.  


Southern California

CDF Camp Gluten-Free at Camp Nawakwa  Registration for summer 2013 is open. The camp  is located in the beautiful San Bernardino Forest, and is administered by the Celiac Disease Foundation in partnership with Camp Fire. The camp costs $450 (financial aid available) and is open to ages 7-17. Visit the camp's website to learn more and register.



Events Calendar for May 

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


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,
go to 

Diablo Clinical Research at (925) 930-7267 or email




Sheraton Chicago  

15th International Celiac Disease Symposium

Chicago, IL -- September 22-25, 2013  


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