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Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California

February 2017 Newsletter

Save the date
July 1, 2017 - Celiac Disease Awareness Night!
San Jose Earthquakes v. L.A. Galaxy @ Stanford Stadium

San Jose Earthquakes logoPlease join us for this fun community event and fundraiser on Saturday, July 1, 2017, when the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California will be the Nonprofit of the Match, courtesy of the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team. This exciting annual north-south rivalry game called the "California Classico" will be held at the Stanford Stadium.
More details and special ticket purchase information to come.

Cornell University secretly launches innovative gluten-free, nut-free dining hall

Cornell campusBy Jennifer Iscol

Cornell University is using a surprising approach to lead the way in accommodating celiac disease and food allergies, with recipe inspiration by Northern California chef Amy Fothergill and membership in the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, co-led by Stanford University.   Read more

Thistle meal delivery: healthy, mindful and high-tech

Cofounders of ThisleBy Vic Dolcourt 

Ashwin Cheriyan and Shiri Avnery are committed to helping busy people eat mindfully and healthily. They do that through Thistle, their Bay Area-based meal delivery service that emphasizes the benefits of organic, plant-based foods as well as sustainably raised meat. Thistle recently expanded its delivery service to Los Angeles and is offering once-a-week shipping to all California addresses. Read more

Camp Celiac registration is open for summer 2017!
Important registration dates in early February

We are pleased to announce that Camp Celiac will return in July 2017 for our 11th year! Once again, we will have two three-night sessions: 
Sunday, July 16 - Tuesday, July 19
Tuesday, July 19 - Saturday, July 22

Register here  
Direct questions to

Drug development for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity

The latest entrant in pharmaceutical efforts to create the first drug for celiac disease is called PvP Biologics, a spin-out from the University of Washington. Ingrid Pultz, PhD (pictured) is Chief Scientific Officer and has been leading this research at UW after completing her PhD in Microbiology there in 2012. 

We maintain an updated list of celiac drugs and treatments under development.
At last count, there are 21, at widely varying stages of development.

Checklists for diagnosis and follow-up visits

What should the physician and dietitian cover during the visit when you've just been diagnosed with celiac disease and during a follow-up visit? The Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) published an excellent series of checklists to bring to your doctor and dietitian. Your providers can't be experts in everything, and these were created by CDF's Medical Advisory Board to assist.

Child doctor Pediatric Celiac Disease Checklists for physician and dietitian visits at the time of diagnosis and during a follow-up visit

Adult Celiac Disease Checklists for physician and dietitian visits at the time of diagnosis and during a follow-up visit

Santa Cruz Celiacs

Santa Cruz beachJoin the Santa Cruz Celiac Facebook group (or email to keep on top of news from organizer Erin Smith, who is bringing her community-building energy to connect area residents for fun events and to share gluten-free tips.
More about Erin in this profile.

Save the Date
Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 
November 18th and 19th, 2017

The Expo will return to the San Mateo Events Center. Peter H.R. Green, MD, director of the Columbia University Celiac Disease Center, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday 11/18/17.

More details and an exciting announcement to come!

Save the Date
Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference
& Gluten-Free EXPO
June 3 and 4, 2017

The CDF Gluten-Free EXPO at the Pasadena Convention Center is the nation’s premier celiac disease and non-celiac wheat sensitivity event, attracting more than 3,000 people annually. The EXPO Hall will include over 100 gluten-free exhibitors, as well as cooking demonstrations, book signings, and more!

Looking for the definitive gluten-free resource guide? 

Shelley Case book coverDietitian Shelley Case's new book comes highly recommended by scores of top experts and leaders in the field.
Order here or on Amazon.

"This book is absolutely outstanding — one of the best resources on the gluten-free diet I have ever read for completeness of information!"
Dr. Carlo Catassi, MD
Co-Medical Director 
Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, Boston, MA
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