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April 30, 2012

2012 CDF Annual Education Conference & Food Faire

This past Saturday was filled with gluten free food, educational speakers, gluten free exhibitors, 700 Celiacs and supporters, and the most important supporter, my boyfriend. 

We started the day off with a breakfast buffet with General Mills Rice Honey Nut Chex cereal, Gorilla Munch cereal, Cranberry Orange muffin tops from GNI Bakery, hard boiled eggs, fresh seasonal fruit and unlimited tea and coffee. 

The first half of the day was filled with speakers; Stefano Guandalini, MD from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, and Peter H.R. Green, MD from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. Both speakers focused on prevention, new treatments, and the connection to other autoimmune diseases.

Mark and I frequented the exhibit hall every chance we got where we tried new gluten free products, some hitting the shelves in the next few months. 

Below are a few newly discovered products & places that I am excited about:
The afternoon was filled with information pertaining to FDA labeling, reading product labels, and daily gluten free living with Shelley Case, Registered Dietitian, BSc, RD and Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN Nutrition Coordinator of the Celiac Center.

Here are a few pictures I took throughout the day. I can't wait to share more posts this week from the conference! Stay tune!

Love Pamela's- one of my favorites!
Need to check out Fresh & Easy- they have a long list of gluten free products
Favorite Beer- Bard's- Mark loved it too!
Van's was sampling their new MINI Waffles- so yummy!
Chicken Noodle Soup- Yummy in my tummy!
President of the Board of Directors- Marc Riches
Enjoying our gluten free beer beverages
Congratulations to Tenaya Custer, CDF Champion for Celiac Disease Awareness 2012
Gluten Free Resource Directory- a one-of-a-kind directory for everything gluten free!
Lentil Vegetable Soup
Chef's George's Cobb Salad with Extra Crunchy Fried Chicken Tenders
Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN "GF Practical Living Specifics"
Ask the Dietitians- my favorite segment!
All my gluten free goodies!
& more goodies!
Our gluten free badges!

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