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December 2013 Newsletter
Move Over Gluten-Free:  Low FODMAP is Next


The Celiac MD™
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

An intolerance to FODMAPS (a condition known as fructose malabsorption) may affect over a third of the U.S. population, including many with gluten-related disorders. Australia just instituted a FOMAPS friendly certification program - will the United States follow suit?  

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Enjoying your Gluten-Free Holidays: Mind and Body
Whole Foods Oakland

Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California Support Network Meeting
Sunday, December 8th, 2-4pm in Oakland 
Location: Whole Foods in Oakland
230 Bay Place, Oakland, CA

Featuring guest speakers:

Kathleen Ayers, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in celiac disease, will discuss "Coping with Celiac Disease"

Dr. Amy Burkhart, MD, RD. Our board member and popular presenter, Dr. Burkhart, will answer your health questions in a Q&A session

Michaele Kruger, nutrition consultant at Whole Foods and Better Bites-Better You, will offer tips on enjoying a healthy and tasty gluten-free lifestyle 

Featured vendors: UDI's & Glutino's, plus samples from Mary's Gone Crackers

RSVP to Crystal Banuelos:

Our support group rotates between Marin, Napa, Solano, Alameda, Contra Costa and Sonoma Counties.


Liberty5 Baking Co. Artisan Breads and Desserts



By Molly Dillon - Our newest contributor visited Monti's Rotisserie in Santa Rosa, ordered a hamburger with a gluten-free bun, and discovered a wonderful new gluten-free baking company owned by an employee there. Find Liberty5's pear and ginger crisps, bacon and cheddar muffins, cranberry orange bread, artisan breads and more at Sonoma County locations.   Read more 




Contributor Molly Dillon is Assistant City Attorney for the City of Santa Rosa, past board member of the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California, and enjoys exploring the gluten-free offerings at local restaurants with her husband and two daughters.


Winter Holiday Baking and Beyond

Gluten Free Canteen


Like many holidays, baking can be a challenge for those of us eating a gluten-free diet. It isn't easy locating traditional holiday baked goods that are gluten-free, tasty and affordable. With these recipes, not only can you enjoy favorites all through the holidays and after, but you can serve them to everyone or give them as gifts.   Read more

Product Update: Triumph Dining's 6th Edition
By Vic Dolcourt




Triumph Dining, a Bay Area company and trusted name as a gluten-free travel resource for the past eight years, just released the 6th edition of its Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide, as well as a new Triumph Dining smartphone application. Dave Morris, the general manager of Triumph Dining, describes the update and new products. 

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Camp Celiac Announces Summer 2014 Dates



The Eighth Year of Camp Celiac! At 138-acre Camp Arroyo in the foothills of Livermore, CA, Camp Celiac campers, counselors, and junior counselors eat delicious gluten-free food and enjoy traditional camp activities such as a ropes course, rock climbing, zip-lining, boating, swimming, archery, arts and crafts, skit night, and outdoor sports. It is life changing for many campers and staff! 



2014 Camp Dates

Due to high demand for space at Camp Arroyo, we have to reduce the length of Camp Celiac at Camp Arroyo in 2014. We will still have two sessions for campers ages 9 to 15. 


Session One: Monday, July 21, through Thursday, July 24 

Session Two: Thursday, July 24, through Sunday, July 27 

CostThere is a $25 registration fee. Camp is FREE thanks to the generosity of The Taylor Family Foundation ( and individual and business donors.



Registration for next summer's camp will begin February 1, 2014. Please see the 
camp website at for further details and registration information. Questions about Camp Celiac should be directed to
Local business news


Mariposa's Holiday Offerings Menu



Mariposa will be releasing our Holiday Offerings Menu soon. It will include seasonal favorites such as gingerbread cookies, pies, pull-apart rosemary rolls, new multi-grain rolls and much more!  Local folks can visit our pick-up website at or check out the seasonal offerings on our Facebook page.  


We also have new gift sets for holiday gift-giving!  Check out our popular gifts on our mail order site at to send delicious GF goodies to the gluten-free loved ones in your life.  In addition to gift sets, you can also gift e-gift cards or Mariposa merchandise!  


Save the Dates!
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Gluten Free & Allergen Free Expo returns to the Bay Area on January 25-26, 2014, at the San Mateo Convention Center

Celiac Disease Foundation
National Education Conference & Gluten-Free Expo
June 7th and 8th, 2014, in Los Angeles


Events Calendar for December 

Latest News Drawing  

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


 All But Gluten available in Northern California



A new line of gluten-free products from Canada is now available locally. Dietitian Shelley Case gave us the heads up that All But Gluten products are at many Northern California locations of Safeway.  



All But Gluten is made by Weston Bakeries Limited in a dedicated gluten-free facility and certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Program. Ms. Case, author of Gluten Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guideworked with the product development team to ensure they made safe, delicious and nutritious products.


The breads (whole grain, cinnamon raisin and white) and blueberry muffins contain added vitamins and minerals. They also make some treats for special occasions such as mini brownies, coconut macaroons and chocolate chip cookies. The Whole Grain bread is made with whole grain brown rice and whole grain buckwheat flour, sunflower and flax seeds, and it contains 6 g protein and 6 g fiber for 2 slices.


Ms. Case did a food show in Vancouver with a chef who has celiac disease and enjoyed this All But Gluten recipe,"She toasted three slices of the cinnamon raisin bread, cut off the crusts (to use in stuffing) and then layered the bread with carmelized onions, figs and prosciutto. Se cut them in four, put toothpicks through them, and served them as an appetizer! They were a hit with everyone."


The products are designed to be sold fresh, although they may be found in the freezer section at some Safeway stores.



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