National Celiac Association San Diego Support Group or Related Area Events
Our support group plans at least four educational & fun events a year, approximately one per quarter, for those with celiac disease or gluten related disorders and their families, all open to the public.
Upcoming Events in the Area in 2018:
A HUGE Thank you to celiac specializing dietitian EA Stewart, BA, MS, RDN for graciously volunteering her time to answer our questions at this sold out event, Also, we offer our gratitude to 2Good2B and Mountain Mikes Pizza, and to the following National Celiac Association San Diego members whose generous donations to the children's program for 2018-19 made this event, and the whole children's program this year possible: Lisa Miller, Barbara Harlow, Dawn Ulloa, John Philp, Jan Pruitt, & Julie Bradley
Also thank you to Board Members Misty Faulkner, Michele Miller, and Julie Bradley who brought homemade gluten-free food to the event.
October 14, 2018--Sunday 3:00-5:00 pm FOR KIDS/PARENTS: Our Kick Start Wellness gluten-free kids support group/party at 2Good2B in Rancho Bernardo at 11975 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego, CA 92128. Tickets must be purchased online below in advance.
Pizza, kid-friendly vegetable, and cookie or cupcake decorating; label reading coaching for candy with Rosio Herandez, MS, RDN a celiac specializing dietitian from Rady Children's Hospital.
Games, gluten-free candy and non-food prizes, too! Halloween costumes are welcome!!
Cost $10/attendee who is eating (Our support group will offset the cost of this event) if you register before Oct. 1, 2018 and $12 each if you register after Oct. 1. Space is limited to 32 people. Purchase tickets online in advance. This event will likely sell out, as happened with our last GF Kids Halloween party: Click here to purchase tickets: https://GFKidsHalloweenParty.eventgrid.com
Geared toward kids ages 8-14. Children must be supervised by a parent at all times.
Flyer for NCA Halloween Party October 14 from 2-4 pm; Be sure to get tickets in advance as space is limited.
Thank you to pediatric celiac specializing dietitian Rosio Hernandez, MS, RDN for offering to help us with this event, 2Good2B for hosting and sponsoring this (it would not be possible without them), and to the following wonderful National Celiac Association San Diego members whose generous donations to the children's program for 2018-19 made this event, and the whole children's program this year possible.
Lisa Miller, Barbara Harlow, Dawn Ulloa, John Philp, Jan Pruitt, & Julie Bradley
Il Fornaio in Del Mar, CA
November 4, 2018--Sunday, 12p-3pm Eat out event at a celiac safe restaurant TBD with light educational discussions coordinated by the National Celiac Support Association San Diego. RSVP and pre-payment will begin approx. 8 weeks before the event.
January 12, 2019 -- Saturday, FOR KIDS/PARENTS: Invasion Lasertag in San Marcos; At least one parent is required to attend. Kids quiz for parents and kids from celiac specializing dietitian. Families pay for laser tag and food and the support group will subsidize the cost of the dietitian educational material.
RSVP info. and food pre-payment to follow approx. 8 weeks before the event. Food and desserts will be available. Geared toward kids ages 8-14. Kids must be supervised by a parent at all times.
Thank you to EA Stewart, BS, MA, RDN for offering to help us with this event and to the following people for your donations which are offsetting the cost for this event, making it possible: Lisa Miller, Barbara Harlow, Dawn Ulloa, John Philp, Jan Pruitt, & Julie Bradley
February 2, 2018 2-4 pm Support Group Meeting at Rady Children's Hospital; Clinician Guest Speaker TBA
Sunday, May 19, 2019:
Group educational dining out/pizza party meeting - location TBD; Clinician guest speaker TBD
Pizza Party Support Group event and Fundraiser Geared toward ALL AGES - from kids to adults
- Simply attending/eating at this event will help raise funds to pay for expenses for: our support group's upcoming children's events AND celiac/NCGS dietitian related education to the community and our support group
RSVP details to follow approx. 8 weeks before the event.
June 23, 2019 Annual gluten-free picnic, pinata, & Pool Party
November 3rd, 2019 - Catered educational dining out event
Thank you to the following people for your donations which are offsetting the cost for this event, making it possible: Lisa Miller, Barbara Harlow, Dawn Ulloa, John Philp, Jan Pruitt, & Julie Bradley
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 celiacs@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!