UPCOMING EVENTS...

Gluten Free Review
August 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Ensuring a Successful GF School Year
September 8 at 6:30 p.m.

TBD
October 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Gluten Free Trick or Treating
October 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Baking Tips with Amy Middleton of GF Goodies
November 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Recipe and Cookie Swap
December 1 at 6:30 p.m.


Seeking Leaders!
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: info@celiaccenterofminnesota.org

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Good Times at the Great Gluten Detective Get-Together!

Children from over six states convened at the Celiac Center's Gluten Detective Camp on July 22nd, 23rd and 24th as they learned valuable coping skills to lead a gluten free life. Over the course of three days, the children received cooking lessons, filmed public service announcements, enjoyed crafts and games designed to facilitate discussion, and met Elias, the world's first gluten detecting service dog! The Gluten Detectives learned how to "investigate, advocate and celebrate"--all while making new friends, eating delicious gluten free food and making memories to last until next year's camp!



Elias the gluten detecting service dog with the Gluten Detectives


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. Click here to view the 2014 Gluten Free Vendor List.

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.

Click the link to sign up for a State Fair shift! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4AA5A72EA0F94-volunteers/16490572

For more information on this opportunity, please email us: info@celiaccenterofminnesota.org

Thank you for considering this opportunity and we look forward to working with you at the State Fair!

Recently Diagnosed?

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.

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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.
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