Our support group plans educational events throughout San Diego for adults and children with celiac disease or gluten related disorders. All of our events are open to the public.
Many thanks to Potapas gluten-free tortilla company for your generous donation to help the gluten-free community in San Diego.
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10:00 am PST - Virtual NCA San Diego Support Group Meeting with Expert Celiac Dietitian, Melinda Dennis Melinda Dennis, MS, RDN, LD, is the Nutrition Coordinator for the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Diagnosed with celiac disease 30 years ago, Ms. Dennis specializes in the nutritional treatment of patients with gluten-related disorders. She lectures nationally and is Program Director of the nutrition and medical website: CeliacNow.org. Melinda served on the Executive Council of the Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (SSCD) and is currently a taskforce member of the SSCD’s Patient Resources and Literature Committee and of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s practice group, Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy. She is co-author of the book Real Life with Celiac Disease, published by the AGA. She is Founder, former Chair, and current Senior Nutrition Advisor to the National Celiac Association and serves on the Executive Committees of the Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School and of Foodicine Health. Through her consulting business, Delete the Wheat, LLC., she offers educational webinars, gluten-free wellness retreats, and consulting assistance to food and pharmaceutical companies.
A Gluten-Free Makeover: Assessment and Education for a Healthier You
Join Melinda as she offers a fictional role play session, assessing her patient's symptoms, diet, and labs while helping her set goals on her gluten-free diet for a healthier gut and weight. Throughout the power point presentation Melinda will address several current issues in the celiac literature. These include weight issues in the celiac population, key nutrient needs, stress and digestion, among others. This presentation applies best to adults. If interested, please see the flyer:
Melinda will answer questions, so please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will be free, thanks to the National Celiac Association San Diego support group members and a few sponsors.
To reserve your spot for this exciting presentation, please complete the form below. This event requires pre-registration. Users will need to download the free Zoom software/app on their computer or mobile device to participate. .
*All in-person gatherings are being cancelled until further notice and cleared to do so by public health officials.
Covid-19 Update Related to Celiac Disease: If you know of someone in San Diego experiencing food insecurities who must eat gluten-free, there are 3 San Diego non-profit food pantries: 1) Community Resource Center Food Pantry (Encinitas) 10-15% of their population states they need GF food for medical reasons. Contact: Yanira Frias Website: https://crcncc.org/food-nutrition-services/
These groups make or try to make gluten-free food available to the people they serve. They do need GF food donations, so we're including links to their website if you'd like to send them GF food or a donation.
More Related to Covid-19: Another recent article on celiac disease and Covid-19: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/covid-19-and-celiac-disease#outlook Upon receiving an increase in requests for GF food assistance and uncovering an extreme lack of gluten-free (GF) food in many food pantries across the US, NCA launched Feeding Gluten-Free. The goal ofthis initiative is to connect GF food companies to food pantries across the US. Click here to see some of the GF food NCA has helped distribute to area food pantries so far. This is a massive undertaking, and NCA can’t succeed without your help. Together, let's move the needle to provide much needed GF food for our struggling celiac community. Please consider a generous donation so together we can deliver GF food to those who need it the most. If you are able to contribute financially to this effort, please visit https://nationalceliac.org/giving-gluten-free/. If you are a manufacturer and can donate food, please contact Carla Carter at email@example.com. Thank you!
Looking for support group meetings and related events closer to Orange County in 2020? Check out our sister chapter in Orange County, also a chapter of the National Celiac Association at http://www.occeliacs.com/events.html