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February 2014 Newsletter
Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity 
The Celiac MD™
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

As part of our awareness campaign on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, Dr. Burkhart published an article in Sonoma Medicine magazine to update physicians and other medical professionals on these topics. You may want to share it with your practitioner and keep it for reference. Reprinted with permission from Sonoma Medicine.  Read the article



Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California + Whole Foods
Monthly Gluten-Free Events at Whole Foods in Santa Rosa
Maria Clementi


Our foundation is partnering with Whole Foods in the Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa to offer a monthly gluten-free support meeting and tasting event. Whole Foods' Healthy Eating Specialist Maria Clementi will be sampling a healthy gluten-free recipe and gluten-free products, and the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California will run a support meeting, answer questions and provide information. The event is free and open to the public; no sign-ups necessary.

Tentative schedule of upcoming events in 2014:
(Please double check our calendar for updates before attending). The Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California will be present for the first hour
 of every event:
March 5 Wednesday  5:00pm-7:00pm
April 1 Tuesday  12:00pm-2:00pm
May 7 Wednesday  5:00pm-7:00pm
June 3 Tuesday  12:00pm-2:00pm

July 2 Wednesday  5:00pm-7:00pm



Bon giorno, Roma! 
GF Journeys offers a trip to Italy
By VIc Dolcourt 
Whenever I imagine Italy I have visions of the Coliseum in Rome, the Duomo in Florence, the redolent flavors of cheese, garlic and tomatoes in perfect proportion, and the magic of balsamic vinegar. But travelers to Italy on the upcoming GF Journeys trip to Tuscany, Parma and Rome won't have to imagine Italy-they will experience it firsthand with an autumn tour personally led by both Gina DiPrima from Livermore and her Italian business partner.   Read more  


Yummy Supper: Quinoa + Kale Patties
By Erin Scott
New Year's resolutions exist for a reason. If your house is anything like mine, there seems to be an endless supply of sweet treats gracing our kitchen counters in December - after all that indulging over the holidays, my belly could use a break. At the beginning of each new year, I like millions of other Americans yearn to clean up my diet. I crave simple fresh, nourishing foods that truly feed me.  Read more


Camp Celiac registration is open!


The eighth year of Camp Celiac! At 138-acre Camp Arroyo in the foothills of Livermore, Camp Celiac campers (ages 9-17), 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

Session OneMonday, July 21, through Thursday, July 24 

Session TwoThursday, July 24, through Sunday, July 27 

CostThere is a $25 registration fee. Camp is FREE thanks to the generosity of The Taylor Family Foundation (, East Bay Regional Parks District, the YMCA, and individual and business donors.


Register at Questions about Camp Celiac should be directed to


Inn on Randolph  

Job posting: Gluten-free chef at Inn on Randolph in Napa  


The Inn on Randolph, the top-rated luxury bed & breakfast that just happens to be 100% gluten free, is looking to hire a gluten-free chef 25 hours a week to prepare breakfast for up to 20 guests per day. Please call the inn at (707) 257-2886 if you are interested in applying.


Job posting: Bakers needed at Zest Bakery in San Carlos


What is there not to love about this amazing gluten-free bakery and its community-oriented owners? 

Contact Zest at or


Seeking county leaders for Napa, Mendocino and South Bay/ Peninsula
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Volunteer- Join us!

We have new opportunities in volunteer leadership positions. The county groups are part of the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California and receive our administrative support.  The roles can be customized to fit the leaders' background, preferences and availability. You don't need to be an expert or have loads of time - just a willingness to serve our community and be a local contact. If you would like more information about one of these volunteer positions, please contact Jennifer Iscol at
Help a local child with celiac disease


We met this little girl, Jennifer Lynn Kranz, and her family (pictured at left with her siblings) at the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo in San Mateo in January. She has celiac disease and was diagnosed with a "fast and furious" brain tumor on her 6th birthday. The family is trying to raise funds to help get her into a clinical trial and spend more time with her as a family. Please help if you can or write a note of encouragement on their website. 

Attend the only celiac disease and gluten sensitivity conference in California! 
Celiac Disease Foundation, Los Angeles

June 7th and 8th, 2014

Speakers include:

Alessio Fasano, MD (pictured at left)

John J. Zone, MD

Pamela A. Cureton, RD, LDN

Celiac Disease Foundation National Education Conference & Gluten-Free Expo in Los Angeles    Details and registration

Events for February 

Latest News Drawing  

Check out our monthly listing of support groups, events and classes in the greater Bay Area, Sacramento and Central California. Events Calendar


Participate in a research study on breastfeeding and celiac disease 
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Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is conducting a study on the breastfeeding experiences of healthy women and women with celiac disease. If you or a family member gave birth to a child in the last 10 years, please take a few moments to complete our survey. To contribute to the study, we ask that you take just a few minutes to fill out a survey. Participation is completely voluntary and anonymous.


The survey can be found via the following link:
There is no compensation for participating in this study, but the information you provide can help further our knowledge about celiac disease. If you have any questions about the study, please email or Danielle Heller at


Conference on the Development of Therapies for Celiac Disease

March 20-21, 2014 at Columbia University, New York City


Hosted by the Celiac Disease Center of Columbia University Medical Center. For patients, clinicians and members of the scientific community investigating celiac disease, and representatives from pharmaceutical companies and the venture capitalist community. This conference presents a unique opportunity to bring together those interested in the development of non-dietary therapies for the disease.
Register on or before February 19, 2014 to receive the early registration discount.  

View the Scientific & Patient Program

Register for the Scientific Program    Register for the Patient Program



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