Gluten Detective 2014 Day Camp Registration is Now Open!
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No speaker or GD class for the month of July
Now seeking community leaders who are interested in starting a Gluten Detective Agency (support group for GF children) in their community. We'll provide you with talking points and lesson plans, as well as all of the support and direction you'll need to get it going. For more information, please contact us at:
Welcome to the Celiac Center of Minnesota Providing support, education and resources for those seeking a gluten free lifestyle.
Join Twin Cities ROCK, Celiac Center of Minnesota and The Savvy Celiac
at the Minnesota State Fair, August 21-September 1, 2014
The Minnesota State Fair should be a place for some gluten-free fun! Twin Cities ROCK, Celiac Center of Minnesota and The Savvy Celiac are joining forces to make it happen at this year’s State Fair.
The new partnership came together earlier this year, when the Northland Celiac Support Group disbanded. As many of you know, Northland was a pioneer in maintaining a data base of resources for the gluten free community. Their commitment to collecting reliable information on gluten free support resources and vendors became a model for organizations both in and out of Minnesota. Northland was also very progressive taking the initiative to find the gluten-free options at the Minnesota State Fair and creating a helpful vendor list to guide fair-goers to find safe food.
With your help, we can carry on Northland’s work and continue to raise gluten-free awareness at the Minnesota State Fair. This is a significant endeavor. It means staffing a booth inside the HealthFair11 building for 12 straight days from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. We will host games, hand out prizes, give away our gluten-free food list and educate folks on the gluten-free lifestyle, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.
We need between 100-150 volunteers to follow through with our commitment. This equates to 2-3 volunteers for each 3-hour shift. We will have four shifts per day.
Volunteers will get a FREE entry to the Minnesota State Fair for the day in which they volunteer, and a FREE t-shirt. Volunteers need to be 12-years old and up and have knowledge of the gluten-free diet. Volunteers will be eligible for a daily prize drawing too!
This is a great opportunity for middle and high school kids looking for service hours as well as an opportunity for others to give back to the gluten-free community.
Thank you for considering this opportunity and we look forward to working with you at the State Fair!
Gluten Detective Agencies Launch in Northfield, MN and Cedar Rapids, IA on May 5th!
We're excited to announce the grand openings of new agencies in Northfield and Cedar Rapids! Led by Northfield community leader, Stephanie Aman, and Cedar Rapids Leader, Kaci Maire, these new support groups will be an excellent resource for children who often times face mental health challenges when pursuing a gluten free life. Feelings of isolation, sadness and resentment can intermittently surface in children who must constantly monitor what they eat and explain their special diet to others. Gluten Detectives bond together through monthly meetings, where friendships are built, coping skills are taught and advocacy activities are planned as a group! Congratulations to these amazing leaders and their respective communities for helping to build a better world for our gluten free children! If you are interested in starting a Gluten Detective Agency in your community, please email us at: (email@example.com).
Please join us for a 30 minute orientation class. Offered every Monday from 6:00-6:30, this class is free and open to the public. It will provide you with a basic overview of your new lifestyle and arm you with the tools you need to make sound choices in the grocery store and in your kitchen!
"The Celiac Center has been a blessing to me and my family. It's a wonderful resource where I've been able to get real-life, practical help from those who have been in my shoes and know what I'm going through. It means a lot to know I have a group that I can reach out to when I need it. I'm glad my family and I don't have to take this journey alone."
~ Margaret B.
Help us broaden our support for children outside of MN.
Celiac Center Location
The Celiac Center of Minnesota is located at 8400 France Avenue S., Bloomington, MN. Click on the map for a larger view and to get directions.
The information provided on this site is not intended to be a substitute for individual medical advice in
diagnosing or treating a health problem. Please consult your healthcare provider about your health concerns.