Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Menu info from NFCA

Turkey Talk
By Christina Gentile, NFCA Volunteer Staff Writer
As the holiday season quickly approaches, many of us are beginning to plan our special dinners. The menu needs to be thought out carefully to make sure that everyone on the guest list has their dietary needs met. For those with celiac, that means no gluten. Many of us may use traditional recipes for the main course such as a turkey or ham. Preparing and cooking the actual turkey or ham may be no problem. However, the challenge lies in purchasing the right meats.
To add flavor, some manufacturers inject basting solutions into their turkeys during processing and these solutions may contain gluten. As for the ham, many are basted with a glaze that contains wheat starch or use a gluten containing flour "rub" to seal in moisture during packaging. Unfortunately, this means that manufacturers may take something that is naturally gluten-free and turn it into a product that is a source of gluten. Therefore, celiacs must proceed with caution.
The best advice I can offer is to ALWAYS read the ingredient label! Sometimes, the label may have "gluten-free" indicated somewhere on the package. However, it isn't always that plainly presented and you will have to do a little more investigation! For example, if one of the ingredients is "modified food starch" or "malt extract" find out what the specific source is—it may be a modified corn starch or a corn malt extract, which would make the product gluten-free, or it may be a modified wheat starch, which would make it not gluten-free. Furthermore, do not purchase turkeys that come pre-stuffed because the stuffing mixture most likely contains gluten. Also, be careful with the use of gravy packets that accompany turkeys because these may contain gluten as well. If you have looked over the ingredient label but are still unsure, I recommend calling the manufacturer before buying. They are the best source of information regarding the product and they can provide the specifics about the ingredients, how the product is made and if cross-contamination is possible in their facility.
I researched which manufacturers sell gluten-free turkey and ham products, and contacted several companies to get confirmation. The following are companies that carry fresh or frozen turkeys and hams that are gluten free.
Butterball: Butterball Fresh Turkey and Butterball Fresh Breast of Turkey are all-natural and contain no added ingredients. The gravy packets that come with some Butterball Turkey products contain gluten and are indicated on the gravy packet label.
Honeysuckle White: The All Natural Whole Turkey, Fresh Bone-In Turkey Breast, Frozen Whole Turkey, Frozen Bone-In Turkey Breast are gluten free.
Jennie-O: Jennie-O Prime Young Turkey—fresh or frozen (the gravy packet contains gluten), Jennie-O Turkey Oven Ready Turkey Breast (the gravy packet contains gluten).
Empire Kosher Turkey Products: Empire Whole Frozen Turkey, Empire Frozen Turkey Breast are gluten-free along with many other products. To see the complete list, visit:
Perdue: According to Perdue, "All fresh, minimally processed chicken and turkey whole bird and parts, (legs, breasts, wings and giblets) are gluten free" To see the complete list, visit:
Honey Baked Hams: According to their website, "they have reformulated their glaze to be considered free of allergens. This means their hams and turkey breasts do not contain gluten.
Dietz & Watson Meats: Nearly all of their meats are gluten-free. To see the list of their few products that are NOT gluten-free so you can avoid them, visit:

Friday, December 19, 2008

January happenings

January Support Group Meetings
Akron- Second Sunday of January. Akron Children's Hospital 2-4pm
Dr. Gary Minorik has practiced Chiropractic medicine in the West Akron area for over 15 years. He has treated over 100,000 patients and is a popular speaker to groups in the area and also outside of our local area.
His presentation will be about:

The January meeting is also our annual gluten free bread baking contest. Bake your best gluten free bread and bring 2 copies of your recipe.

Monday, December 1, 2008

December Support Group Activities

Akron Support Group

December 14 Cookie exchange and holiday craft. We will meet in classroom D at Akron Children's Hospital at 2-4 on Sunday December 14. Please let Therese know if you are coming and how many so we have enough craft materials.

Gluten Free Cookie Exchange
If you would like to participate in the cookie exchange please bring 2 dozen ready to share packets of cookies. Put several cookies each in small baggies or cling wrap. For each 2 dozen you bring you should get 2 dozen back. Please also bring a copy of your recipe for everyone to check ingredients for other allergies.

If you email your recipe to Therese at in advance I will make copies for everyone. (Along with Risa's bread recipe)

The craft for the children will have a holiday theme. Please let me know the number of children attending so we have enough craft materials.

Greater Cleveland Celiac Association CSA Chapter #50 upcoming events:

Next Support Group Meeting

Our Annual Cookie Exchange Meeting
This Sunday

at Parma Community Hospital at 2 PM

Our cookie exchange meeting is one of the most anticipated and talked about meetings of the year-you will not want to miss it!

Sunday-December 7th2:00 PM
Parma Community Hospital - in the Nelson Auditorium 7007 Powers Blvd (off Ridge Rd ) Parma
If you need specific directions--Please go to

This is a wonderful opportunity to bake only one or 2 kinds of cookies, but to go home with a variety of different flavors and shapes.
Why bake dozens of different kinds of cookies for the upcoming Holidays when you could just bake one kind of cookies and enjoy 12 different kinds? How? See below...

How does the Cookie Exchange work you ask?
1. Bring a minimum of 2-4 ­ dozen gluten free cookies that you have baked or candies that you have created.
Bring as many cookies you choose (… the more you bring the more you take home!)

2. Place your cookies in Ziploc or Glad sandwich bags-2-6 cookies/candies per bag (depending on size)

3. Bring about 2-3 dozen copies of the recipe
**Please put your name on the recipe incase people have questions**

4. An extra container will be needed to place your new cookie collection in.
5. The number of people participating determines how many of each cookie you can take home with you.
6. Take cookies home to share, to eat, or to
freeze for later enjoyment!
Please RSVP
Especially if you plan to participate
E-Mail Cindy with any questions: and to RSVP

Don’t miss this chance to share delicious gluten-free treats with your celiac friends.

Please bring some extra cookies to have at the meeting for snack
Enjoy! Happy Holidays!!!

********************** If cookies are not your thing you can still attend the meeting. Please bring your favorite gluten free side dish, salad, or dessert to share along with 2 dozen copies of the recipe if possible. Please include any brand names of ingredients, if available, to help those with multiple sensitivities.

Topic: Getting through the Holidays staying gluten free
and not going crazy!
Bring any questions you may have regarding the gluten free diet.
We will also be discussing any gluten free products you have found to be especially good or bad since our last meeting.
E-Mail Cindy with any questions:
Come ready to share your thoughts, take notes, and enjoy gluten free food & friends!

Future events- mark your calendars if you have not already done so
December 7, 2008 -Sunday
Our annual Cookie Exchange meeting at Parma Community Hospital

January 11, 2009 -Sunday
Our first meeting of the New Year - Bread Baking Event – At the Solon Library

I look forward to seeing you
Sunday, December 7, at Parma Hospital

Everyone is welcome!
We encourage family members - especially of the newly diagnosed to attend.
Please RSVP as soon as possible by e-mail to:
-or- by phone to Cindy at 440-248-6671 Thanks. See you there. ~ Cindy
Please forward this e-mail to anyone who may be interested in attending any of our events...
If this email was forwarded to you and you would like to join our email list contact Cindy at

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gluten Free Pizza Sampling at Raisin Rack in Canton, Saturday Nov 15, 2008

Event: Gluten-Free Pizza Sampling at Canton Store
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Canton Raisin Rack, 4629 Cleveland Ave. NW
Event Details:
Gluten-Free pizza will be available for sampling at the Canton Raisin Rack on Saturday, November 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact the Canton store at 330-966-1515 for more information.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dining Out with Your Child with Autism

A Premiere Event, organized by Monarch Center for Autism

Dining Out with Your Child with Autism

This event is designed for families with Autism, not Celiac, but since some of our families deal with both we wanted to share the information. Please note that you should check with the restaurant for gluten free if you or your child are on a gluten free diet.

Meet Us for Lunch at John Q's Steakhouse in Downtown Cleveland on Saturday, November 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is inviting families who have a child or children with an autism spectrum disorder ­to join other families for an exclusive dining out experience!

For families like yours with children on the autism spectrum, dining can pose an array of challenges. Many children and adolescents with autism may never get the opportunity to join their parents or siblings at a restaurant - until now.

The Monarch Center for Autism is organizing this lunch specifically for families of children with autism at John Qʼs Steakhouse in downtown Cleveland. The restaurant will be closed to the public during this event and only our families will be dining at the venue.

Special Accomodations

Special accommodations will be made for your children, such as providing sensory areas as well as accomodating special dietary needs! John Q's will prepare a plain chicken breast with olive oil, salt and pepper and serve it with vegetables, should you have a child with food allergies and/or sensitivities. Or, you may bring a meal already prepared for your child to heat up at the restaurant.John Q's Steakhouse Menu

55 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone 216-861-0900Entrees
All lunch items include side dish and coffee or soft drink

Pasta Primavera $10.95
Cheeseburger $10.25
Portabella Sandwich $10.50
Tuna Melt $9.95
Pesto Chicken Sandwich $10.50
Steak Salad $12.95
Grilled Chicken Caesar $11.95

Childrenʼs Menu - all $6.95
Childrenʼs menu items come with Q Chips and fresh fruit

Grilled Cheese
Chicken Fingers
Pasta With Marinara Sauce
Grilled Chicken and Vegetables


Toll House Pie $5.00
Brownie Sundae $5.00
Apple Walnut Pie $5.00

Tax and gratuity not included.


Please register by November 12 if you would like to participate!
Please note that a minimum number of registrations is required to conduct this event. Therefore we ask that you register as soon as possible or by November 12 the latest.
There is a registration fee of $20. This fee will reserve a space for your family and will be returned at the restaurant. It is not refundable in the event of a no-show.
Financial help is available from the National Autism Association - Northeast Ohio Chapter

Financial help for this event is available from the National Autism Association - Northeast Ohio
Chapter (NAA-NEO). For more information please call Andrea Pattison at 216.544.1231 or email


Please register by faxing the following information to Karin Hess-Hopkins at the Monarch Center for Autism at (216) 932-7076, together with your $20 registration fee/payment information, no later than November 12th.

You may also mail your registration form with payment to be received no later than November 12:

Attention: Karin Hess-Hopkins
Monarch Center for Autism
22001 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44118

Please contact Karin Hess-Hopkins with any questions at (216) 320-8658 or via email at

Name: ___________________________________

Number of adults: _____

Number of Children: _________

By filling out the form below I authorize Monarch School to charge the account listed below in the amount of $20.00.

Type of card: _____ MC ________ Visa

Name as it appears on the card:____________________________

Card Number: ___________________________

Expiration Date: __________________________

Signature: ____________________________

Thank You and we look forward to seeing your family at this premiere event!
Monarch Center for Autism, A Division of Bellefaire JCB

Gluten Free Shopping at Mustard Seed

Vicki Schepler at Mustard Seed Market and Cafe in Montrose will be doing a store tour and talk for gluten free shoppers on Thursday, November 13 from 6:30-8. If you miss it this time she will do a repeat performance on Tuesday, December 9 from 6:30-8.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Area Restaurant Information

Area restaurants are welcome to share their gluten free dining options with the Celiac support groups of Northeast Ohio through this website. Please forward your information on to the email address listed above. We love to try new things. Restaurants will be listed in alphabetical order.

Altieri's Pizza, Stow
Altieri's Special of the Week

FREE Large Tossed Salads*
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 – May 18, 2009
Buy a 16” Pizza or 2 Gluten Free Pizzas and get a large Tossed Salad FREE!!*
· Limit 3 Free large Tossed Salads with this email. One email per household.

May’s Specialty Pizza of the Month – Chicken Fajita Pizza: Our Ranchero Sauce topped with Cheddar and Provolone Cheeses, Seasoned Chicken, Mexican Spiced Roasted Peppers and Roasted Onions – Olé!
9” – 7.50 12” – 11.50 16” – 17.75
Deep Dish – 17.50 9” GF – 8.50

Holidays, Graduation Parties, Birthdays, Reunions, Neighborhood Parties? Call us to make your day easier and spend more time with your guests! 10% discount on all orders over $100.00.

Altieri's Pizza Stow – 330.686.6860
Mon – Thus 3-10
Fri & Sat 11-11
Sunday 11-10

Altieri's Pizza Stow – 330.686.6860
Mon – Thus 3-10
Fri & Sat 11-11
Sunday 11-10

The Harp
They don't have agluten free menu yet, but promised to go through their menu and send me the info on their safe options.
4408 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 939-0200

Manchu Cafe, North Canton
5528 Dressler Rd. NW,
North Canton, OH 4472 -
330-494-5889 -
© - 28

Soup & Appetizers
Crispy Wings

Cashew Chicken or Roast Pork
Almond Chicken or Roast Pork
Moo Goo Gai Pan
Shrimp with Chinese Vegetables
Shrimp with Broccoli
Shrimp in Lobster Sauce
Buddha's Delight (Tofu)
Chicken Broccoli
Polynesian Chicken
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Sweet & Sour Pork
Sesame Chicken
Orange Chicken or Pork
General Tzo's Chicken
Pepper Steak
Beef with Broccoli

Chinese Pasta
Rice Noodles with Chicken
House Rice Noodles - Pork
House Rice Noodles - Chicken
House Rice Noodles - ShrimpAmerican
Half-Pound Black Angus Burger with Fries
NY Strip Stir Fry
Denise's Favorite Crispy Fried Chicken - Mixed
Denise's Favorite Crispy Fried Chicken - All White
GF/LF BBQ Ribs and Fried Chicken Combo


Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
West Market Plaza
3885 W. Market St.
Akron, Ohio 44333
330.666.SEED (7333)

Uptown Solon Shopping Center
6025 Kruse Drive
Solon, OH 44139
440.519.FOOD (3663)
Café: 440.519.3600

Soup Pot
34376 Aurora Rd
Solon, OH 44139
(440) 248-0996

Tommy's Pizza, Strongsville
17664 Pearl Rd
Strongsville, OH 44136
(440) 878-9999

SPECIAL TREAT Saturday,December 6, 2008 Tommy's Pizza and Chicken in Strongsville will be offering Gluten free pizza on sale for $3.00 off!

This sale is for the pizzas they bake in addition to take-n-bake gluten free pizza.

Vegiterranean, Akron

21 Furnace St
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 374-5550

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Candy that is Gluten Free

GF and Allergen Free Halloween Candy List

You can go to to get this list.

It has a gluten free list and a Halloween allergen list. Read the Halloween list carefully because it is an allergen list. Some of the items have wheat, but are listed as such. There are additional gluten free candies, but these are some of the favorites. As always, if in doubt, read the label.

Stark County Celiac Support Group Information

Stark County Celiac Support Group

The Stark County Celiac Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church at
1525 Shorb Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio.

November 6 Thanksgiving Dinner
We will meet on Thursday, November 6th at 6:30pm and will have our annual Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. If you didn’t sign up at the last meeting, be sure to call and let Ginny know what you will bring.
Paper plates, plastic ware, cups and napkins will be provided. What people signed up to bring so far: turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetables, desserts, dressing, and fruit. It’s the best GF buffet in town!
· Please bring the recipe for your dish so folks with allergies will know what’s in it.
· We are taking a donation for paper products as we are running low.
· We are asking everyone to contribute paper products or personal hygiene products for the church’s holiday collection. (TP, paper towels, Kleenex, deodorant, tooth brushes/paste, shampoo, soap) You can bring your donation to the November or December meeting.

December 4 Cookie Exchange

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Reserve April 26, 2009 for Northease Ohio Celiac Conference

We have reserved the Considine Building at Akron Children's Hospital for a Celiac Disease Conference, "Focus On Food" to be held Sunday, April 26, 2009. If you are interested in working on the planning committee please contact Therese at
We plan to hold a family oriented program divided into several different age groups. The focus will be on food so we are organizing a gluten free food fair to take place as part of this conference.
Watch for further developments.

Please note we have changed the date from Saturday to Sunday April 26, 2009. This was due to a conflict for most of the vendors.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Monday October 27 Reminder

Just a quick reminder that Dr Kefalas is speaking in Orville at Dunlap Hospital on Monday Oct 27. Anyone wishing to carpool to Orville from Akron should meet at 570 White Pond Drive between 5-5:15 on Monday. Call or email Therese if you have any questions.

A Gluten Free Cookie Book

Gluten-Free Family Favorites Cookbook for Holiday Gift Giving at a reduced price of $17.95

Gluten-Free Family Favorites cookbook makes a wonderful Christmas gift and is a resource for new recipes your whole family will enjoy. The cookbook emphasizes recipes that can be made with every day ingredients from the grocery store. Because brand names are listed in the recipes, your meal planning and shopping will be much more convenient.

Here is a quote from the website:

From hearty breakfasts to delicious dinners, Gluten-Free Family Favorites, offers recipes to satisfy the whole family. Susan Hinderaker was prompted to create this beautiful hardcover cookbook after her two children were diagnosed with celiac disease. To save time and sanity in the kitchen, Hinderaker began making all of her family’s meals gluten free. Along with recipes, there are shopping tips and special ingredient resources, making this an indispensable guide for the gluten-free kitchen. The spiral binding allows the book to lie flat so it is easy to read and the recipe’s directions are clear and concise …No need to go hungry at any time of the day.

You may view pictures of the cookbook and place an order at The price has been reduced to $17.95 for affordable holiday gift giving.

Proceeds from the sale of Gluten-Free Family Favorites go to support the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Program.

Susan Hinderaker
Matthews, NC

Thursday, October 16, 2008

October Celiac Events

Monday October 27, 2008
Dr Costas Kefalas will be speaking at Dunlap Hospital in Orville. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. The Akron area Celiac Support Group is meeting in the parking lot at 570 White Pond Drive between 5-5:15 that evening to carpool/caravan to Orville for the meeting. We have several new members in the support group. I hope to put them into cars with veterans, so they can get a little one on one support during the drive.

The next Greater Cleveland Celiac Association CSA Chapter #50 Meeting is
Sunday, October 19, 2008
2:00 PM
Parma Community Hospital - in the Nelson Auditorium 7007 Powers Blvd (off Ridge Rd) Parma
For directions click on the link below:

Topic: Choices: How we deal with the choices we are faced with every day
What is for dinner? Which Halloween Candy is safe? Is that gluten free?
Can I go out to eat safely or do I have to make all my own meals?
Can I send my child on a school trip?
How am I going to deal with my family at Thanksgiving?

Because this will be our last meeting before Thanksgiving we will have our
Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck Sunday...
Please bring your favorite GF main or side dish and recipe to share.**
I am looking for dinner ideas; it does not have to be a traditional Thanksgiving dish.
For those days when you are in a hurry and either do not have a lot of time or just cannot figure out what to make for dinner - I have invited Tommy's Pizza to come to this meeting. Several members have tried this pizza and have raved about it. If you have not had Tommy's GF pizza you are in for a treat!
A hot Medium 12" plain pizza sells for $11.99
The take-n-bake plain pizza is a 13" pizza and sells for $12.99, plus $1.59 per topping.
Available Toppings: Pepperoni, Sausage, Ground Beef, Ham, Bacon, Grilled Chicken, Anchovies, Mushroom, Onion, Green Pepper, Black Olive, Green Olive, Tomato, Banana Pepper, Jalapeño Peppers, Pineapple, Salami, Cheddar Cheese, Extra Mozzarella and Provolone cheese mix.

Please let me know as soon as possible how many and what kind of pizza you want –
specify if you would like it hot, frozen or ready to bake
I must have orders in by Friday night
Please forward this to anyone you know who is living gluten free. Everyone is welcome.
We will cover a lot of information!
Our "new products" feedback program
Our doctor referral program (bring your doctor's contact information)
Our restaurant referral program
Find out about living with Celiac and the gluten free diet at holiday time
Questions about Celiac or the Gluten-free diet? We will answer them.
Share your ideas for future meetings! e-mail me with topics that interest you
Come hungry!

Pre-Thanksgiving Pot Luck ...
**Please bring your favorite gluten free main dish, side dish, or salad to share along with 2 dozen copies of the recipe if possible. Please include any brand names of ingredients, if available, to help those with multiple sensitivities. Remember everything must be gluten free.
Please read labels carefully as ingredients change.
*A microwave will be available*

I am looking forward to seeing you Sunday October 19, at Parma Hospital .
Please let me know either way if you will be able to attend.
Everyone is welcome!
Please RSVP as soon as possible by e-mail to:
by phone to Cindy at 440-248-6671 Thanks. See you there.
~ Cindy

Greater Cleveland Celiac Support Group CSA Chapter #50
Please Save the following future meeting dates!
Saturday November 1, 2008 Gluten Free Dining Club Restaurant outing
We will be going to VegiTerranean in Akron for lunch. Space is limited and is by reservation only. If you are interested let me know ASAP at

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bread Baking Contest

Last January we started a gluten free bread baking contest. We are encouraging each support group to hold a local contest sometime before the April Conference. Then we will have the winners of each area contest compete for the Northeast Ohio Bread Champion. Details will follow.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hello Fellow Celiacs

Here is my first adventure into the digital realm. We need a way to communicate with each other. With this site we can share information about each of the Celiac Support groups in our area, about interesting events, foods we love or hate...

The only medical information we will share on this site will come from or be reviewed by one of our cherished physician or dietitian advisors.

The Akron are support group advisors are Dr. Costas Kefalas, Dr. Manzoor Qadir and Dr. Emory Collins. Our dietitian advisor is Kelly, but we also communicate with Sally and Trisha for their expertise.

My contact information is Therese Semonin, or by phone at 330-608-8436

October is Celiac Awareness month. There are many Celiac supporting events happening around Ohio this month.

Upcoming events include:

Akron Area CSA Chapter 111
Saturday October 11- Gluten free food tasting and speakers at Mustard Seed Market/ both locations/12-4. If you did not get the flyer let me know. Good speakers at 1 and 3, the speaker at 2 is Therese. Please share any favorite gluten free recipies that I can take give out.

Sunday October 12- Support group meeting will be on planning for the spring Celiac conference in Akron. Anyone who would like to take part in the planning process please come, classroom D&E at Children's Hospital, 2-4pm

November 8-** Columbus Event ** Columbus Celiac Conference. Several of us are carpooling. We will probably go down that morning and return in the evening.

November 9-Support group meeting at Akron Children's classroom D&E. Sharing of information from Columbus meeting

December 14- Support group meeting Holiday pot luck, cookie exchande, crafts for the kids more details as planning continues. Akron Children's classroom D&E

Starting in January we will have a little different set up for meetings. We will still have meetings every month. I would like your input to the plan.
The new plan being considered is to hold mew patient orientation every other month- so new patients don't need to wait long to come to a meeting. On the alternate months plan speakers, activities and more advanced stuff than we do at most meetings.
Also would you prefer a different day and time for the meetings? This is set for 2008 on Sundays, but we could change with the new year if it would be more convenient.

Dr Kefalas is arranging to bring Dr Green in to do Grand Rounds at Summa, possibly April or May. We are trying to set up having him talk to patients at a luncheon meeting the same day. Watch for info as it becomes available.

April 25- Akron Celiac Conference. Date is not yet set in stone. Anyone in the support group interensted in helping please come to the October 12 meeting. We will have the date set by then.

Wayne County Celiac Information and Support Group
Oct. 27 - Dr. Kefalas
Nov. 24- Carry-In/Pot Luck Holiday meal
Dec. 22 - Information from Columbus Conference
2009 - yet to be determined.

Wayne County meetings on 4th Monday of the month.
All of the Wayne County Celiac Support group meetings are at Dunlap Community Hospital's Community Meeting Room - 832 S. Main St., Orrville, Ohio ~ look for the yellow signs. My Contact information is Lynn McGinnis, Consulting Herbalist Weedy Ways 330-347-8231/330-345-5088. Our RD is Bobbie Randall of Dunlap 330-684-4776.

Greater Cleveland Celiac Support Group CSA Chapter #50 Events
Future events- mark your calendars if you haven’t already
Note: This is a reminder to mark your calendars- Details about next Sunday's meeting (October 19 in Parma) as well as other time sensitive information will follow in the next few days. In the meantime, I hope you will take advantage of the gluten free taste fair at the Mustard Seed Market in Solon on Saturday to try different gluten free products so you "don't waste your money" on things you do not like. (In the past Mustard Seed has offered shoppers 10% off on purchases made on the day of a gluten free event. Although I cannot guarantee they will offer the discount on Saturday- it is a good bet.)

Saturday, October 11, 2008 Gluten Free Taste Fair Mustard Seed Market- Solon
Noon to 4pm. The taste fair samples will include breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and dessert foods. There will be three speakers who will present a medical lecture, a “how to shop for Gluten-Free foods” lecture, and a “how to cook Gluten-Free foods” lecture. Following each speaker will be a question and answer session. I am sure you like this one! I will be there answering questions. Stop by and say hello!

Sunday, October 19, 2008 Support group meeting at Parma Community Hospital Topic: Choices-We are faced with choices every day... What is for dinner? Which Halloween Candy is safe? Can I go out to eat safely? Is that gluten free? More Details in the next few days...

Saturday November 1, 2008 Gluten Free Dining Club Restaurant outing
Details in the next few days...

Saturday, November 8, 2008 Columbus Conference Nationwide Children’s Hospital Children's Hospital Nationwide Children's Hospital Education Center 614-355-0662The Conference is

Saturday- Nov.8th 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Registration Fees: $40
Click on: for conference information and to register. Registration fee includes: Educational materials and activities, lunch and snack breaks. As of today there are still spots available. Register today if possible, as the conference usually fills quickly.

December 7, 2008 Annual Cookie Exchange meeting at Parma Community Hospital and a review of the Columbus Conference

January 11, 2009 Bread Baking meeting at Solon Public Library

**Note all meeting times are 2 P.M. unless stated otherwise**
We encourage family members - especially of the newly diagnosed to attend.
Please RSVP as soon as possible by e-mail to:

Please forward this e-mail to anyone who may be interested in attending any of our events.
If this email was forwarded to you and you would like to join our email list contact Cindy at
Note: If your email changes, please let me know so I can continue to keep you informed of future events Cindy Koller-KassPresidentGreater Cleveland Celiac AssociationCSA/USA Chapter
Other area events and contacts will be posted as I get the information.