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Veri Good Cookies at Miglet's 4th Anniversary

Krista and Sara of Veri Good Cookies, at Miglet’s 4th Anniversary in Danville, California, June, 1, 2014.


Proud to bee Gluten Free Fun Walk June 1


WHEN: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast at 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Finish up at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Emerald Glen Park (Group Picnic Area )
4201 Central Pkwy, Dublin, California 94568

Call or text Kim Rice on the day of the event if you cannot find the park: (925) 577-5067.

HINT: Look for the yellow balloons.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: ANYONE – including individuals, families, friends and companies who care about those who live with celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten-related disorders.

HOW: Register to walk for $15 per person (with a $65 dollar maximum per family) Registration includes a Proud to Bee Gluten-Free t-shirt, water bottle, wristlet awareness band, reusable grocery bag with GF goodies and a walker’s packet for fundraising. Once you receive your packet, start working on raising a minimum goal of $125 for individual and $250 for families by asking friends/family/associates for donations. You can also reach your goal through other various activities (i.e., bake sale, car wash, etc.). Individuals and families can earn fun prizes and there will be grand prizes for the highest fundraisers.

Registration Deadline is May 14th so we can order the Proud to Bee Gluten-Free t-shirts.

Register here: Donate and/or Volunteer: If you cannot participate in the Proud to Bee Gluten-Free Fun Walk, you may make a donation online at Checks made out to GIG Tri-Valley are also welcome.

Contact Kim Rice at for the mailing address. You can also volunteer to work at the walk. We need setup and break down help as well as pancake cooks and various other tasks. Contact Kim Rice at (925) 577-5067 or All contributions are tax deductible.


Monthly Gluten-Free Events at Whole Foods in Santa Rosa

Wednesday, May 21


Whole Foods at the Coddingtown Mall

Santa Rosa

Please join us for our monthly gluten-free support meeting and tasting event.

Healthy Eating Specialist Maria Clementi will be sampling a delicious and healthy gluten-free recipe and the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California will run a support meeting. We have gluten-free foods to try and magazine samples to take home.

We’ll cover a hot topic that’s been in the news the last few weeks: a new study that indicates that symptoms associated with gluten sensitivity may not be caused by gluten, but by other food components.

We offer support for the newly diagnosed, plus expert-approved handouts on diagnosis, treatment and the gluten-free diet for those considering testing. Those experienced with the gluten-free diet will find friendly community and ongoing support, plus the opportunity to be the “expert” for the newbies.

The event is free and open to the public; no advance registration required. We meet in the community room next to the Customer Service desk.

Can’t make this one, but hope to join us soon? Here are moreupcoming meetings in Santa Rosa:

* June 17 Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm
* July 30 Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm

We hope to see you there!


40th Anniversary GIG at the GFAF Expo, Atlanta


The 40th Anniversary of the Gluten Intolerance Group ( kicked off its Leadership Conference held in conjunction with the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo ( in Atlanta, CA on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, 2014. It was a great meeting of the minds, sharing the latest in gluten and nutrition news and a great opportunity to network with folks from all across the country.

The event was held at the beautiful Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and featured Dr. Alessio Fasano,, leader expert on gluten and celiacs disease.
For more information on GIG, goto: For more information on the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo, visit


Draeger's GF Club - "Laughter is Brightest Where Food is Best!"

Draeger’s Market, San Mateo

222 East 4th Ave., San Mateo, CA (map)

Saturday, March 15, 2014
9:00 AM
Draeger’s Gluten-Free Club Prepares for St. Patrick’s Day. We’re Meeting Early at 9AM!
This is a FREE Event!
Please sign-up at Draeger’s Meetup Group
“Laughter is brightest where food is best.” Irish Proverb

9:00 AM – Amy Fothergill – The Family Chef and Author

10:30 AM – David Traver, MD, FAAP

12:30 PM – Amy Burkhart, MD, RD Integrative Medicine

2PM – Certified Gluten Practitioner, Kim Rice – Gluten Sensitivity Testing

2:45PM – Nutrition Consultant, Marlese Carroll


The Blogger Team at the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo

The blogger team at the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo, Saturday and Sunday, January 25-26, 2014 at the San Mateo Event Center. Check out their blogs.
Sharon at, Jean at, Jennifer at, Jess at, Annie at, Sara at, Kim at, and Sandy with the Gluten Intolerance Group


Thank you Schar for your donation and sponsorship


A big shout out and thank you to Schar for being our sponsor for the GIG reception after the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo #gfafexpo this past weekend. The left over goodies from the show went to the Sunnyvale Community Services center in Sunnvale, CA, providing food, financial aid and programs for the needy in the south bay. Pictured is My-Dung Tran, operations director of the organization. What an awesome end to an awesome weekend!


It's a GF Party! This Saturday 1/25


Come join us after the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo this Saturday, January 25, at 4pm at the Crowne Plaza Foster City-San Mateo (Map)

You have a chance to meet other gluten free advocates and sample some great appetizers sponsored by SCHAR the world leader in gluten-free.

For tickets, goto:

See you there.


Tracy of Imagine It Bakery - Gluten and Allergen Free Expo



Tracy of Imagine It Bakery
works the Santa Clara Farmers Market every Saturday morning. She’ll be at the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo #gfafexpo Saturday and Sunday jan 25-26. Come on out for some tasty treats.


Gluten Free diet helped Nate James, MMA fighter get into shape

Nate James, a professional Mixed Martial Artists talks about how a gluten free diet has helped him get into shape at the recent GIG San Jose event at California Pizza Kitchen in Westfield Valley Fair Mall

You can find Nate on Twitter at