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 2019:
September 21, 2019 2-4 pm Rady Children's Hospital Support Group Meeting; Hahn Pavillion, Rooms A, B, & C; Featured Speaker Talk: The Business Side of Gluten Free Jim Broussalian, founder and creator of Potapas Gluten Free Potato Tortillas, will share his experiences in the development of PotapasTortillas and launching a start-up business. Learn how Potapas were created as a new and different tortilla based on love of all things potato, while benefitting those seeking gluten free and allergen friendly foods. While in the sixth year of sales, the Potapas business is still in early phase growth. Jim will talk about the challenges to launching and sustaining a food business. Jim is a new product entrepreneur, consultant and innovator with extensive experience in the food and beverage industry having led product development teams at Baskin Robbins, Taco Bell and Jack in the Box, and is still learning. As a San Diego resident, Jim has been close to the Celiac community here, whose members were the some of the first to try early prototypes of Potapas. He will also be making some gluten free quesadillasas a snack.
Please RSVP to Michele at email@example.com by Sept. 18. * Complimentary gluten-free desserts and light snacks provided by our board will include homemade cupcakes (in 3 flavors), gluten-free brownies, at least one dairy-free dessert, and warm Potapas samples.
October, 2019 - Raising Our Celiac Kids (R.O.C.K.) Halloween Party
FOR KIDS/PARENTS: Date and Location TBD; Details coming soon!
* Designed for Kids 6-12 * Cupcake decorating (dairy free options available) * Games * Prizes * Bring your Halloween costumes * Meet new friends (both parents and kids!) * Join Pediatric celiac specializing dietitian, Rosio Hernandez, for some fun tips
November 3rd, 2019 - Catered educational dining out event; Location and time TBD
An RSVP will be made available here approx. 8 weeks beforehand.
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