National Celiac Association San Diego Support Group or Related Area Events
Our support group plans educational events throughout San Diego for adults and children with celiac disease or gluten related disorders and their families and our events are open to the public.
Upcoming Events in the San Diego Area during 2018 and 2019:
Pediatric Celiac Dietitian Rosio Hernandez will be our guest speaker on Jan. 19
Jan. 19, 2019 - Support Group Meeting 2-4 pm
Where: Rady Children's Hospital Hahn Pavillion, Meeting Rooms A, B, and C by the Cafeteria 8000 Frost Street, San Diego 92123; Who: Open to all ages What: Clinician Guest Speaker Pediatric Celiac Specializing Dietitian Rosio Hernandez, MS,RDN, will share insights from last month’s 2 day long Celiac Symposium presented by the National Celiac Association in Boston and Harvard Medical School’s Celiac Research Program.
Directions to our Meeting Rooms at Rady Children's Hospital: Go to the North Parking Structure on Children's Way, and park on the top level. Cross the foot bridge to Entrance #5 and go straight through two sets of automatic glass doors. Straight ahead is the Hahn Pavilion. Look for the open exterior door at the end of the building near the cafeteria. On weekends, there is free parking in the North Parking Structure.
Click on the image file below to view the campus map for Rady Children's Hospital - our meeting is in the Hahn Pavilion
Who: Anyone can participate in the fundraiser; Parents/Kids may especially like to join our Raising Our Celiac Kids club get together with a dietitian from 1-2:30. Where: Mountain Mike's Claremont location only What: Group educational fund raiser at Mountain Mike's pizza in Claremont.
The fundraiser lasts all day and all you have to do is stop by anytime and mention your meal is supporting the National Celiac Association San Diego support group, and they will contribute part of the funds back to our non-profit.
We will have a special Raising Our Celiac Kids meeting there from 1-2:30 pm with a guest dietitian available for your questions and answers. She will also touch on developing self-advocacy strategies for get togethers with friends and at school.
Simply mention our National Celiac Association San Diego support group when you eat at Mountain Mike's ANYTIME on May 19 at this event (including takeout and delivery), and up to 30% of the proceeds will be donated to our support group. The funds will go toward furthering celiac specializing dietitian education for the San Diego community and our support group.
Families rsvp for the luncheon approx. 8 weeks before the event.
June 23, 2019 Annual gluten-free picnic, pinata, & Pool Party
September 21, 2019 2-4 pm Rady Children's Hospital Support Group Meeting; Topics and Speaker TBD
October 2018 - GF Kids Halloween Party FOR KIDS/PARENTS: Date and Location TBD
November 3rd, 2019 - Catered educational dining out event; Location and time TBD
Looking for support group meetings and related events closer to Orange County in 2019? Check out our sister chapter in Orange County, also a chapter of the National Celiac Association at http://www.occeliacs.com/events.html
VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY LEADERS NEEDED:
PLEASE Contact us if you'd like to setup a gluten-free teen meetup! We can set that up pretty quickly - we'd just like 1 or 2 months notice to get the word out about it! Contact Michele Vargas at email@example.com
Volunteers needed: If interested community service hours can be given. - Volunteer to contact area pediatricians, gastroenterologists, or San Diego event bloggers with our kids event info. - Volunteers to help run game booths at children's events - Volunteer interested in planning gluten-free kids day camp
Good news - "Is it Gluten-Free or Not? A Closer Look at Non-Celiac Gluten-Sensitivity" Video by Expert Celiac Dietitian, Melinda Dennis, MS, RDN is available now!