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June/July 2013 Newsletter
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We are combining our June and July newsletters. 
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In the meantime, have a wonderful summer!
bobbilicious baking company
By Vic Dolcourt

Bobbilicious Marin County cookie chef moves from local to national distribution 


"You've called at a good time! I expect my first cookies to be on shelves this week in Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Region," said Bobbi Cohen, owner of bobbilicious baking company, in May. "But unfortunately, they are not in Northern California yet. I hope that doesn't tease the readers too much." This Marin County cookie chef, tells the story of how she moved from local to national distribution by partnering with Whole Foods. Plus, she has a new book out!  Read more


"Mild" Celiac Disease?

The Celiac MD™
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
In this month's column, Dr. Burkhart discusses why the term "mild celiac disease" arises, and why it is a misnomer that can lead to serious health risks. 
I have seen several patients this month who were told by their practitioners that they only had a "mild" case of celiac disease. " What does that mean?" they ask me. Do they need a strict gluten-free diet? Do they really have to worry about cross contamination? Can they have gluten once in a while?  Are the long-term effects the same?  There seems to be a good deal of confusion about this topic. Read more 


Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale
By Vic Dolcourt
Country Gourmet American Bistro, a Sunnyvale anchor for 28 years, is a model of a restaurant in continuous transformation. Here is a peek behind the scenes from the perspectives of proprietor Julia Blom and chef Jimmy Connors, the creative team behind the restaurant's menu, which includes many gluten-free options.   Read more



Reminder: Miglet's 3rd Anniversary Party is this Sunday!


Miglet's 3rd Anniversary Party! 

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 11:00am - 4:00pm in San Ramon

Miglet's Gluten Free Bakery and Grocery will be serving up Hot Dogs on Canyon Bakehouse Hot Dog Buns and Churros all day! We will be sampling and selling products from many local and national companies! As always there will be a cupcake eating contest, face painting and a coloring contest for the little ones! Bring your spare change to the party and donate to The Taylor Family Foundation's campaign, Coins for Campers! 

We hope to see ya there!

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 June/July 

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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
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Healdsburg, CA  95448