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Brooklyn 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule

Click on each topic to get more information about the presentation.

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jules Shepard – Gluten Free Food Labeling & Food Safety
12:00-12:50 pm – Anne Lee, EdD, RDN, LD – KEYNOTE: Gluten-Free Diet: What to Include and What to Leave Out
01:00-01:50 pm – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
02:00-02:50 pm – Erin Smith – Dining and Traveling in NYC and Beyond

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jereann Zann – Gluten Free & Dairy Free Cupcakes
12:00-12:50 pm – Phoebe Lapine – Probiotic Rich Foods
01:00-01:50 pm – Britt LoSacco – Sugar & Spice – Vegan Delights
02:00-02:50 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Mom’s Guide to Healthy & Energizing Snacks

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – The Gluten Free Travelers – Tips & Tools for Traveling Gluten Free
12:00-12:50 pm – Anne Lee, EdD, RDN, LD – KEYNOTE: Research Update – What’s new?
01:00-01:50 pm – Erin Smith & Sloane Miller – Dating With Dietary Restrictions

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Sloane Miller &  Chef Danny Maggio – Simple & Sumptuous Summer Meals
12:00-12:50 pm – Jules Shepard – Baking Homemade Gluten Free Baguettes
01:00-01:50 pm – Alison Bunce – Allergen Friendly Chicken Quesadillas

 

Jules Shepard

Topic: Gluten Free Food Labeling & Food Safety
Location: Lecture Stage

The landscape of gluten-free food labeling has changed radically since the FDA’s new regulations went into effect. Find out what it means to say “gluten-free,” what it means to be “certified gluten-free,” what “gluten free endorsements” are, and how to tell the difference. Associate Editor of Gluten Free & More Magazine, Jules Shepard, was instrumental in pushing for the FDA regulations, and has been vocal in holding manufacturers to the highest standards ever since. Jules will teach you how to shop for safe GF products, plus explain the confusing distinction between “purity protocol oats” and mechanically or optically separated oats, and answer questions about the safety of oats in new mass marketed, labeled “gluten-free” products. Come with questions and leave with answers to help you shop safely, gluten free.

Topic: Baking Homemade Gluten Free Baguettes
Location: Demo Stage

Gluten-free baking expert, cookbook author and Gluten Free & More Magazine Associate Editor Jules Shepard will show you how to easily make authentic gluten-free baguettes, even if you’ve never baked bread before! You won’t believe how easy it is to bake your own fresh gluten-free bread with the tricks Jules will teach in this class. Come for samples and learn the secrets to making great bread.

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Anne Lee, EdD, RDN, LD

Topic: KEYNOTE: Gluten-Free Diet: What to Include and What to Leave Out
Location: Lecture Stage

This session will discuss the basics of the gluten free diet, but from the perspective of what to include to help bridge the nutritional gaps of the typical gluten free diet. Safety of grains, food labeling and supplements will be covered.

Topic: KEYNOTE: Research Update: What’s new?
Location: Lecture Stage

This session will review the latest research on quality of life, nutrition and dietary adherence including tips and resources for navigating a happy healthy gluten-free life.

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Jenna Drew

Topic: How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Stage

Discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

 

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Erin Smith

Topic: Dining and Traveling in NYC and Beyond
Location: Lecture Stage

Dining out in New York City or planning a vacation and eating far from home can be a daunting experience. During this session, Erin Smith, native New Yorker and founder of Gluten-Free Globetrotter™, will share how to “eat gluten-free around the world” without ever leaving New York City and how to plan a celiac vacation. She’ll also be answering your top gluten-free questions for both domestic and overseas travel.

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Phoebe Lapine

Topic: Probiotic Rich Foods
Location: Demo Stage

Ferment Me Not – How to Incorporate Probiotic Rich Foods into your Cooking. Best-selling author, gluten-free chef and Hashimoto’s advocate Phoebe Lapine will share recipes and strategies for incorporating more fermented foods into your diet, why they’re so much more powerful than a pill, and how they’ll make your life that much more delicious. You’ll get a live demo of how to make sauerkraut at home, then Phoebe will show you her foolproof kefir green goddess salad recipe from The Wellness Project book, which is full of nutritious pre and probiotics!

 

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Britt LoSacco

Topic: Sugar & Spice – Vegan Delights
Location: Demo Stage

Blogger and Vegan Lifestyle Coach Britt LoSacco will walk you through her crowd-pleasing Buffalo Chickpea Dip from the Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook. To counter the heat, she’ll then show you how to use the leftover chickpea water (aquafaba) to make a decadent, light-as-air (and totally dairy-free!) chocolate mousse.

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Alison Bunce

Topic: Allergen Friendly Chicken Quesadillas
Location: Demo Stage

Food allergies shouldn’t hold you back from life’s best indulgences. Splurge on Top 8 Allergen Free Chicken Quesadillas with Alison Bunce, while she gives you the best tips about dining in and out.

 

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The Gluten Free Travelers

Topic: Tips & Tools for Traveling Gluten Free
Location: Demo Stage

Learn from The Gluten Free Travelers (aka Jodi Brauer & Lindsey Erlick) about how to plan an awesome gluten free vacation or staycation!

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Erin Smith & Sloane Miller

Topic: Dating With Dietary Restrictions
Location: Lecture Stage

Dating can be fun while still being allergen-free and gluten-free. Allergic Girl, Sloane Miller and Gluten-Free Globetrotter, Erin Smith will tell you how! We will be talking about the emotional and practical challenges of dating with severe life-threatening food allergies and celiac disease from the viewpoints of a single woman and a newlywed.

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Sloane Miller & Chef Danny Maggio

Topic: Simple & Sumptuous Summer Meals
Location: Demo Stage

These top 8 allergen free meal ideas are made in a snap! Allergic Girl, Sloane Miller and Executive Chef Danny Maggio of Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse in NYC will be cooking up your new favorite recipes and sharing cooking tips and tricks.

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Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Mom’s Guide to Healthy & Energizing Snacks
Location: Demo Stage

Easy allergy free snacks you can make at home to help you stay energized and smiling. Including smoothie pops, mini muffins and more. Take home your own copy of Mom’s Tips for Keeping the Flying Monkeys Away.

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Jereann Zann

Topic: Gluten Free & Dairy Free Cupcakes
Location: Demo Stage

Join Celiac Mama for a kid-friendly demo to learn how to make delicious cupcakes, 3 different kinds of frosting and share simple decorating tips to take your cupcakes to the next level.

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Minneapolis 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Marlaine Maahs – How to Quit Carbs: A Practical Survival Solution
12:00-12:50 pm – Dr. Amanda Cartee – KEYNOTE: Beyond the Gluten Free Diet: What’s Next in Celiac Disease Research
01:00-01:50 pm – Dr. Rory Faherty – Heal your Gut, Heal your Body
02:00-02:50 pm – Rasa Troup – Honoring Your Body With Fuel You Deserve

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Hy-Vee – Dinners Made Easy
12:00-12:50 pm – Kathy Schwartz – Orange You Glad It’s Cake?
01:00-01:50 pm – Marie Porter – Delicious Dips
02:00-02:50 pm – Jennifer Reynolds – Chicken and Waffles

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jenna Drew – Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils
12:00-12:50 pm – Dr. Imad Absah – KEYNOTE: Gluten Related Disorders: Is gluten the latest dietary villain and who should be on gluten free diet?
01:00-01:50 pm – Dr. Rory Faherty – Food Allergies 101

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Kari Hauger – Crab Cakes
12:00-12:50 pm – Jennifer Reynolds – Easy Summer Side Salads
01:00-01:50 pm – Clover Meadow Bakery – Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

 

Marlaine Maahs

Topic: How to Quit Carbs: A Practical Survival Solution
Location: Lecture Stage

Marlaine is a Certified Nutritional Therapist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition ® and GAPS Certified Practitioner with a passion and know-how for informing and inspiring people to transform their habits from eating the modern diet to enjoying the nutritious benefits of a well-balanced whole food diet. Marlaine knows how to leverage nutritional therapy principles and practical skills in cutting edge whole food nutrition science to support individuals who are trying to improve their diet, improve eating habits, manage their weight and optimize their overall health and wellness

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Dr. Amanda Cartee

Topic: KEYNOTE: Beyond the Gluten Free Diet: What’s Next in Celiac Disease Research
Location: Lecture Stage

Join us for a 50 minute session where we review hot topics in celiac disease research, from celiac disease testing to medications. Dr. Amanda Cartee is training in Gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and will complete her training in June 2019. She has a special interest in celiac disease and has been working with Dr. Joseph Murray during her training.

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Dr. Rory Faherty

Topic: Heal your Gut, Heal your Body
Location: Lecture Stage

Digestive distress, decreased immunity, mood instability, food allergies, and hormonal imbalances are only a few of the many issues caused by poor gut health and insufficient digestion. Unfortunately, much of the prescribed treatments may provide temporary relief from symptoms, but functional medicine uses a personalized care model focused on the root cause of dysfunction to offer sustainable health transformation. Dr. Rory will teach strategies to improve your gut health, immune function, response to stress, and more with the help of functional medicine!

Topic: Food Allergies 101
Location: Lecture Stage

Dealing with food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities can be uncomfortable, crippling, and even dangerous. These adverse food reactions contribute to far more than just digestive distress and are increasingly being recognized as an epidemic worldwide. You will learn how to identify, manage, and overcome food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities and their complications! Dr. Rory from the Minnesota Center for Functional Medicine will teach simple and sustainable approaches to fight back (and even heal!) from common food offenders and truly take control of your health.

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Rasa Troup

Topic: Honoring Your Body With Fuel You Deserve
Location: Lecture Stage

Explore challenges and barriers to healthy gluten-free eating. Rasa is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, ISAK 1 Certified Anthropometrist, Beijing 2008 Olympian, and Registered Dietitian at University of Minnesota Health.

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Hy-Vee

Topic: Dinners Made Easy
Location: Demo Stage

Come watch and learn from a local Twin Cities Hy-Vee Dietitian all about how easy dinners can be with Hy-Vee.

 

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Kathy Schwartz

Topic: Orange You Glad It’s Cake?
Location: Demo Stage

Bring Home the Sunshine! We have a new muffin and mix that will bring sunshine to your mouth. Using our NEW Orange Blossom Honey Muffin Mix, we have created a delightfully fresh orange cake. Sure to please anyone’s palate, our orange cake is certified gluten free. To help with other allergies, it is also dairy and soy free! Using a local honey may also help with seasonal allergies. Easy to make and wonderful to share. We hope you give it a try and love it as much as we do! Now available on Amazon!!

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Marie Porter

Topic: Delicious Dips
Location: Demo Stage

These crazy cool dips are not something your grandma made. The Jalapeno Artichoke Dip similar to Psycho Suzie’s or the Dill Pickle Dip will definitely make your appetizer be the talk of the party. Marie is the author of multiple cookbooks: Beyond Flour, Beyond Flour 2 and More than Poutine.

 

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Jennifer Reynolds

Topic: Chicken and Waffles
Location: Demo Stage

These aren’t your typical chicken & waffles, though. Learn from the Sauce Goddess how to make crunchy cornmeal waffles then topping them with awesome slow roasted BBQ chicken.

Topic: Easy Summer Side Salads
Location: Demo Stage

The Sauce Goddess loves to grill, but a good main dish needs an awesome side dish, too. Learn how to make a light and fresh cucumber salad along with a sweet heat broccoli salad. Both recipes won’t have the usual creamy sauce either!

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Jenna Drew

Topic: Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Stage

Discover How to Manage Your Emotions Naturally – Join Jenna as she walks us through how to handle the emotional side of Celiac Disease and learn how gut health can alter mood and emotions.

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Dr. Imad Absah

Topic: KEYNOTE: Gluten Related Disorders: Is gluten the latest dietary villain and who should be on gluten free diet?
Location: Demo Stage

Dr. Imad Absah is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He graduated from Damascus University and did pediatric training at the American University of Beirut. He then moved to the States where he completed his residency at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York before completing his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship in 2012 through Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Absah specializes in celiac disease and has presented his research nationally and internationally. He aims to find non-invasive assessment tools, improve healing and quality of life, and, hopefully, prevent any long-term complications.

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Kari Hauger

Topic: Crab Cakes
Location: Demo Stage

Just in time for summer, these restaurant style crab cakes are easy to make at home! Kari from the local blog, Minneceliac, will show you how to make this gluten-free recipe using simple and fresh ingredients found at your nearby Hy-vee.

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Clover Meadow Bakery

Topic: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Location: Demo Stage

Healthy Desserts made with your needs in mind!! Learn from the vintage bakery girl how to whip up a little bit of happy in 30 minutes or less! These goodies are so mouthwatering you may forget to snap a photo for your friends!

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Columbus 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Tiffany Hinton – Mom’s Steps to Removing Inflammation
12:00-12:50 pm – Mary Kay Sharrett RD – KEYNOTE: Nutrition & The Gluten-Free Diet
01:00-01:50 pm – Jen Cuevas – Keto or Paleo? Grain-Free Is the Key!
02:00-02:50 pm – Jenna Drew – Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Stacy Stratton – Smoothies & Juice Drinks
12:00-12:50 pm – Sonny Marie’s – 3 Magical Meal Hacks with Sonny Marie’s
01:00-01:50 pm – Julie Morrison – Grain-, Dairy- & Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets
02:00-02:50 pm – Deb Holcomb – Gourmet Made Easy

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Colette Chandler – Surviving & Thriving in a Gluten-Free or Allergy-Free Lifestyle
12:00-12:50 pm – Erica Dermer – Myth Busting the Gluten-Free Diet
01:00-01:50 pm – Jen Cuevas – Fundamentals of Grain-Free Cooking

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 pm – King Arthur Flour – Gluten-Free Biscuits
12:00-12:50 pm – Julie Morrison – Easy Homemade Ravioli
01:00-01:50 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Mom’s Guide to Healing Gut Inflammation

 

Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Mom’s Steps to Removing Inflammation
Location: Lecture Stage

This educational course will teach you the five steps to heal your inflammation. Tiffany Hinton will share the answers you have been looking for to heal your gut and make your pain go away!

Topic: Mom’s Guide to Healing Gut Inflammation
Location: Demo Stage

Learn how to make 3 power foods to add to your daily routine that will help your gut to heal faster. These 3 foods will help you gain energy and decrease bloating. Join Tiffany Hinton as she explains how to add to your week and get the recipes too.

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Mary Kay Sharrett, MS RD LD CNSC

Topic: KEYNOTE – Nutrition and the Gluten-Free Diet
Location: Lecture Stage

Join Mary Kay Sharrett, a registered dietitian with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus as she tests your gluten-free labeling IQ, answers your questions about the gluten-free diet and more!

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Jen Cuevas

Topic: Keto or Paleo? Grain-Free is the Key!
Location: Lecture Stage

The hottest new dietary trend is the ketogenic diet, followed closely by a Paleo lifestyle. Is one of these right for you? Jen will outline the differences between the various lifestyles and offer ways to be successful in navigating the details, while providing a simplified approach through grain-free living.

Topic: Fundamentals of Grain-Free Cooking
Location: Lecture Stage

In this interactive session, Jen will touch on the common areas of difficulty for those wanting to successfully follow a grain-free lifestyle while living gluten-free. Bring questions and any stumbling blocks for an open time of sharing solutions.

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Jenna Drew

Topic: Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Stage

Discover How to Manage Your Emotions Naturally – Join Jenna as she walks us through how to handle the emotional side of Celiac Disease and learn how gut health can alter mood and emotions.

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Stacey Stratton

Topic: Smoothies & Juice Drinks
Location: Demo Stage

Start your day off right! Find out how you can make simple smoothies and delicious juice drinks, that your family will love. Besides learning new recipes, you’ll also learn the many benefits of adding these healthy drinks to your diet.

 

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Sonny Marie’s

Topic: 3 Magical Meal Hacks with Sonny Marie’s
Location: Demo Stage

Hacks for breakfast, lunch and dinner using Sonny Marie’s products will be featured. Hang out with DoughBoy Danny Coleman as he shares his unique tips & tricks to navigate through this gluten-free lifestyle, for both kids and adults. Kids will also have the opportunity to come on stage to receive Celiac Awards AND grab from the Sonny Treasure Chest for a extra surprise for attending the presentation!

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Julie Morrison

Topic: Grain, Dairy & Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets
Location: Demo Stage

Quick and satisfying, these chicken nuggets are oh-so reminiscent of the drive thru window, but gluten, grain and dairy free, and pretty much all around better for you! Learn how to make some homemade fast BBQ and honey wasabi sauces to dip them in and you’ll have a new family favorite!

Topic: Easy Homemade Ravioli
Location: Demo Stage

Learn how to make and freeze gluten, grain and dairy free Sausage & Pepper Ravioli in record time and start enjoying some pasta again in your gluten free life! This recipe is designed to make a dozen ravioli, and includes information on how to get the recipes for the Chicken Pesto, Beef & Portobello and Butternut Squash flavors too!

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Deb Holcomb

Topic: Gourmet Made Easy
Location: Demo Stage

Learn from a gluten-free cooking class instructor and passionate homeopath how to make gourmet meals with ease.

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Erica Dermer

Topic: Myth Busting the Gluten-Free Diet
Location: Lecture Stage

If you are new to the gluten-free diet, curious about eating gluten-free, or not sure what is fact or fiction, it’s time to find out. Join Celiac and the Beast Blogger and Managing Co-Editor of Gluten Free & More Magazine Erica Dermer as she busts the common myths about the gluten-free diet and living life with celiac disease.

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King Arthur Flour

Topic: Gluten-Free Biscuits
Location: Demo Stage

Join King Arthur Flour as we demonstrate how to use the popular Measure for Measure flour to create delicious gluten-free biscuits. You’ll come away with the understanding of ingredients and techniques to make gluten-free baking easier to implement in your own home.

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Colette Chandler

Topic: Surviving & Thriving in a Gluten-Free or Allergy-Free Lifestyle
Location: Demo Stage

Colette Chandler, co-owner of Colette and Frank’s Gluten Free Goodness has some tips for you because being gluten free and/or allergy free is not easy for anyone; if you are new or you’re a seasoned veteran. Learn what steps help you survive and even thrive in the kitchen, on-the-go, while traveling, and more. Learn some kitchen hacks reduce your time in the kitchen so you can spend more time with friends and family.

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What’s Your Wish?

The 2017 GFFAFest season is coming to an end, but we are looking forward to ending this year on a high note in Portland, OR. This will be our biggest show there yet, with 100+ exhibitors signed up to showcase their products and services. From pizzas, jerky, and seafood, to cookies, cakes, and protein bars, and everything in between, you’ll find something for every taste. Meet local restaurant owners, support groups, grocery stores, and medical service providers. Have a sip of beer or cider – all gluten-free, of course!

Our entire team sends a huge THANK YOU to Enjoy Life Foods, our title sponsor. Their support enables us to bring these events all across the nation. Anyone who is joining us in Portland: make sure to stop by the Enjoy Life Foods booth to thank them for supporting the gluten-free community. Don’t forget to share your wishes and #JourneytoEnjoyLife while you’re there. Here’s what other people have wished for:

Ready to join us to close out the year? We’ll be waiting for you at the Portland Expo Center on October 21-22, 2017!! It’s going to be a rainy weekend, so here’s your chance to get the whole family out of the house. Get your tickets in advance and save 20% by using code 20OFF during the checkout process.

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Strike a pose at the Portland GFFAFest

The last show of the year is about to go down. We’ll be returning to Portland, OR on Oct 21-22, setting up shop at the Portland Expo Center. And this year, the show will be bigger and better than ever. 100+ exhibitors will await your visit. Come and sample their goodies, learn about their services, attend a lecture or cooking demo… There will be so many ways to enjoy this event.

Learn more about the event here. Ready to get your tickets in advance? Save 20% by using code 20OFF during the checkout process.

Make sure you stop by the photo booth and share your gluten-free fun using #GFFAFest. Here’s a look at how much fun our attendees had last year at our photo booth.

Portland 2017 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Erica Dermer – Gluten Free 101 – Just Diagnosed? No Problem
12:30-01:20 pm – Kimberly Ficklin – The Brain to Belly Connection: Listening to the Brain Below
01:30-02:20 pm – Dr. Samantha Brody – Increasing your Energy on the Gluten-Free Diet
02:30-03:20 pm – Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN – Emergency Preparedness with Nutrient Dense Foods

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Twinkies
11:30-12:20 pm – Mary Capone – Making Great Gluten-Free Bread
12:30-01:20 pm – Theresa Nicassio – Roll with it – Nori Rice Paper Wraps
01:30-02:20 pm – Marilyn Roseburrough – Make Donuts the Center of your Dessert
02:30-03:20 pm – Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free Grilled Ham & Cheese and Bread Pudding

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Erica Dermer – Gluten Free 101 – Just Diagnosed? No Problem
12:30-01:20 pm – Kimberly Ficklin – The Brain to Belly Connection: Listening to the Brain Below
01:30-02:20 pm – Dr. Samantha Brody – Increasing your Energy on the Gluten-Free Diet
02:30-03:20 pm – Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN – Emergency Preparedness with Nutrient Dense Foods

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Twinkies
11:30-12:20 pm – Mary Capone – Making Great Gluten-Free Bread
12:30-01:20 pm – Theresa Nicassio – Roll with it – Nori Rice Paper Wraps
01:30-02:20 pm – Marilyn Roseburrough – Make Donuts the Center of your Dessert
02:30-03:20 pm – Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free Grilled Ham & Cheese and Bread Pudding

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Lecture Descriptions

Jenna Drew

Topic: How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Area

Discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

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Kimberly Ficklin

Topic: The Brain to Belly Connection:  Listening to the Brain Below
Location: Lecture Area

Kimberly Ficklin explains how gastric happiness is the key to both physical and mental well-being.

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Dr. Samantha Brody

Topic Saturday: Increasing your Energy on the Gluten-Free Diet
Location: Lecture Area

Topic Sunday: Overcoming Overwhelm – Dismantle your Stress from the Inside Out
Location: Lecture Area

 

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Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN

Topic: Emergency Preparedness with Nutrient Dense Foods
Location: Lecture Area

We all need to be prepared for an emergency or disaster situation, but how do you do that when you have food intolerances or celiac disease? What is a nutrient dense food? Why are shelf stable, nutrient dense foods important? This class will help get you and your family ready for whatever situation happens to come along. This class is geared towards everyone in the community, not just people with celiac disease.

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Erica Dermer

Topic: Gluten Free 101 – Just Diagnosed? No Problem
Location: Lecture Area

Just diagnosed? No problem! Looking into the gluten-free diet but haven’t dived in? No worries! Listen to Gluten Free 101 and you’ll be caught up on gluten-free for beginners! We’ll tackle the gluten-free diet and celiac disease a bit at a time, so you’ll leave feeling like you’ve got a grasp on your lifestyle – from celiac disease testing, to hidden gluten and reading labels, to dining out and more!

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Demo Descriptions

Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Twinkies
Location: Demo Stage

You will have all the tips and secrets so you too can make your own family feel like a kid again with this recipe!

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Mary Capone

Topic: Making Great Gluten-Free Bread
Location: Demo Stage

Join chef Mary Capone and learn Techniques for Making Great Gluten-Free Bread. Learn how to activate yeast, what ingredients make great texture, and how to handle and shape breads such as rolls, focaccia, french boule and pizza crust. Mary is the owner and creator of Bella Gluten-Free, an allergen friendly baking mix company and the author of “The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook” and co-author of Gluten-Free and More’s Best Gluten-Free Cookbook. Visit www.bellaglutenfree.com for more recipes.

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Theresa Nicassio

Topic: Roll with it – Nori Rice Paper Wraps
Location: Demo Stage

Learn how to utilize these versitle wraps to stuff them with what you like. Join Dr. Theresa Nicassio, author of Yum to see how these wraps can become your new favorite thing to make!

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Marilyn Roseburrough

Topic: Make Donuts the Center of your Dessert
Location: Demo Stage

Don’t just eat donuts, turn them into magical desserts! Along with a recipe or two for a seasonal donut, Marilyn will show you how to use baked donuts as the base for strawberry shortcake, trifles, and demo how to make them the center of any celebration by having a donut bar with toppings and glazes for your guests to choose from.

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Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller

Topic: Grilled Ham & Cheese and Bread Pudding
Location: Demo Stage

Taylor from Gluten Away will make some gluten free dairy free Grilled Ham & Cheese and Bread Pudding – featuring Canyon Bakehouse

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Indianapolis 2017 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Celiac Project Podcast – All Things Gluten-Free Discussion
12:30-01:20 pm – Erin Smith – Gluten-Free Globetrotter™: How to plan your gluten-free vacation
01:30-02:20 pm – Dr. Myra Dutko – Closing the Gap Between Health & Hunger
02:30-03:20 pm – Dr. Ellen Antoine – Becoming Fully Functional

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Gluten-Free Broccoli & Cheese Quiche
11:30-12:20 pm – Sue Hardesty-Ritenour – Allergy-Friendly Ingredient Tips & Tricks
12:30-01:20 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Scrumptious Chocolate Donuts
01:30-02:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
02:30-03:20 pm – Lenesha Stone – Kid Friendly After School Snacks

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Dr. Scott Antoine – Fully Functional Diet, Your Tool to Defeat Chronic Illness
12:30-01:20 pm – Celiac Project Podcast – All Things Gluten-Free Discussion
01:30-02:20 pm – Erin Smith – Gluten-Free Globetrotter™: How to Plan Your Gluten-Free Vacation
02:30-03:20 pm – Dr. Myra Dutko – Closing the Gap Between Health & Hunger

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Gluten-Free Broccoli & Cheese Quiche
11:30-12:20 pm – Sue Hardesty-Ritenour – Allergy-Friendly Ingredient Tips & Tricks
12:30-01:20 pm – Tiffany Hinton – Scrumptious Chocolate Donuts
01:30-02:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
02:30-03:20 pm – Lenesha Stone – Kid Friendly After School Snacks

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Lecture Descriptions

Jenna Drew

Topic: How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Area

Discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

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Celiac Project Podcast

Topic: All Things Gluten-Free Discussion
Location: Lecture Area

The Celiac Project Podcast – the #1 weekly celiac and gluten-free related podcast – will be taping live at the GFFAFest! The Celiac Project founder and filmmaker, Michael Frolichstein, along with podcast co-host, Cam Weiner, will moderate a panel of guests including bloggers Erin Smith (glutenfreeglobetrotter.com) and Margaret Clegg (miglutenfreegal.com). You just might end up in an upcoming episode! www.celiacproject.com

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Erin Smith

Topic: Gluten-Free Globetrotter™: How to Plan Your Gluten-Free Vacation
Location: Lecture Area

A look at family-friendly gluten-free travel across the globe

 

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Dr. Myra Dutko

Topic: Overcoming food insecurities in the gluten and allergy free communities
Location: Lecture Area

Dr. Dutko will be talking about the mission of Mend Hunger, a charitable organization that provides gluten free and allergy safe food to those in need. Dr. Dutko will address the looming hunger epidemic and how it affects the GFAF community. https://www.mendhunger.com/

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Dr. Ellen Antoine

Topic: Becoming Fully Functional
Location: Lecture Area

Dr. Ellen Antoine will share her proprietary process to becoming Fulling Functional and achieving optimal health.

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Dr. Scott Antoine

Topic: Fully Functional Diet, Your Tool to Defeat Chronic Illness
Location: Lecture Area

Dr. Scott Antoine will help you better understand how to use food to defeat and prevent chronic illness.

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Demo Descriptions

Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Gluten-Free Broccoli & Cheese Quiche
Location: Demo Stage

Start out your morning right with the protein enriched quiche made individually using muffin tins! Join GF Mom Certified to learn how to make this hearty breakfast.

Topic: Scrumptious Chocolate Donuts
Location: Demo Stage

Join GF Mom Certified for a scrumptious chocolate donut that is rich and decadent. A donut you could serve for dessert and even fill the hole with ice cream and have a donut Sunday.

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Taylor Miller

Topic: Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
Location: Demo Stage

Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake: Learn how to make an easy ice cream cake using delicious Coconut Bliss Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert

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Sue Hardesty-Ritenour

Topic: Allergy-Friendly Ingredient Tips & Tricks
Location: Demo Stage

Living with food allergies all of her life, Author, Health and Wellness Coach Sue Hardesty-Ritenour will be sharing ideas for ingredient replacements in recipes. Whether you’re new to the food substitution scene or just looking for some fresh ideas, let Sue inspire you to think outside the box and get out of your culinary rut.

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Lenesha Stone

Topic: Kid Friendly After School Snacks
Location: Demo Stage

Join Lenesha and her son Landon as they show you easy snacks kids can make on their own or with little help.

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Visit Enjoy Life Land at the GFFAFest

A huge thank you to our title sponsor Enjoy Life Foods. Your support helps us put on amazing events all across the nation, where we bring together gluten-free consumers and companies to learn about each other.

Are you planning on joining us at one of our upcoming shows? Make sure to stop by Enjoy Life Land while you’re there. It’s a place where life is good, friends are family and the snacks are gluten-free and free-from the top 8 allergens! Come visit them at the #GFFAFest and hike Cookie Canyon, swim in the dairy-free Chocolate River and wander through the Free-From Forest while enjoying their delicious snacks along the way! Here’s a sneak peak:

 

 

So come and get your samples at Enjoy Life Land at any of our upcoming shows. And don’t forget to share your #JourneytoEnjoyLife:

 

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Richmond 2017 Lecture and Demo Schedule

Click on each topic to get more information about the presentation.

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Gluten free Food Labeling & Food Safety
12:30-01:20 pm – Kristin Osborne – Effective Communication and a Flawless 504 Plan
01:30-02:20 pm – Laura Koelzer – Travel Tips from a Travel Agent with Celiac
02:30-03:20 pm – Tokie Tokarz – Shopping Gluten-Free Without Breaking the Bank

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Allergy Friendly Frozen Treats
11:30-12:20 pm – Dawn Eskins – 5 Fabulous Breakfast Bakes
12:30-01:20 pm – Madalene Rhyand – Tips and Tricks for Egg Free Baking
01:30-02:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Baking Homemade Gluten Free Baguettes
02:30-03:20 pm – Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free Grilled Cheese and Bread Pudding

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
11:30-12:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Gluten free Food Labeling & Food Safety
12:30-01:20 pm – Kristin Osborne – Diagnosis to Daily Life
01:30-02:20 pm – Laura Koelzer – Travel Tips from a Travel Agent with Celiac
02:30-03:20 pm – Tokie Tokarz – Shopping Gluten-Free Without Breaking the Bank

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Tiffany Hinton – Allergy Friendly Frozen Treats
11:30-12:20 pm – Dawn Eskins – 5 Fabulous Breakfast Bakes
12:30-01:20 pm – Madalene Rhyand – Tips and Tricks for Egg Free Baking
01:30-02:20 pm – Jules Shepard – Baking Homemade Gluten Free Baguettes
02:30-03:20 pm – Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free Grilled Cheese and Bread Pudding

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Lecture Descriptions

Jenna Drew

Topic: How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Area

Discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

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Jules Shepard

Topic: Gluten Free Food Labeling & Food Safety
Location: Lecture Area

The landscape of gluten-free food labeling has changed radically since the FDA’s new regulations went into effect. Find out what it means to say “gluten-free,” what it means to be “certified gluten-free,” what “gluten free endorsements” are, and how to tell the difference. Associate Editor of Gluten Free & More Magazine, Jules Shepard, was instrumental in pushing for the FDA regulations, and has been vocal in holding manufacturers to the highest standards ever since. Jules will teach you how to shop for safe GF products, plus explain the confusing distinction between “purity protocol oats” and mechanically or optically separated oats, and answer questions about the safety of oats in new mass marketed, labeled “gluten-free” products. Jules will also discuss “gluten reduced” beers versus naturally gluten free beers. Come with questions and leave with answers to help you shop safely, gluten free.

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Kristin Osborne

Topic: Effective Communication and a Flawless 504 Plan
Location: Lecture Area

This session will help you clearly communicate your child’s dietary needs, federal rights, and accommodations in school.

Topic: Diagnosis to Daily Life
Location: Lecture Area

Helping you bridge the gap to a safe and inclusive life without losing your sanity.

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Laura Koelzer

Topic: Travel Tips from a Travel Agent with Celiac
Location: Lecture Area

Get tips, tricks and trade secrets from a travel pro who has celiac disease, Laura Koelzer from Minnie’s Travel Boutique.

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Tokie Tokarz

Topic: Shopping Gluten-Free Without Breaking the Bank
Location: Lecture Area

If you or a family member is living gluten-free, you know how expensive gluten-free food can be. Tokie will provide tips for gluten-free shopping without breaking the bank.

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Demo Descriptions

Tiffany Hinton

Topic: Allergy Friendly Frozen Treats
Location: Demo Stage

Join Tiffany Hinton with Mom Certified and learn how to make your own Nice Cream Frozen Sandwiches using Aleia’s Chocolate Chip cookies and frozen bananas. These sweet treats will soon become your go-to Summer snack.

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Dawn Eskins

Topic: 5 Fabulous Breakfast Bakes
Location: Demo Stage

Learn from a Cupcake Wars Veteran how to master the art of food allergy baking! These coveted tips (and a tool) will give you the skills you need to bake great tasting, gluten/nut free, gluten/nut/dairy free and Crazy 8 goodies.

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Jules Shepard

Topic: Baking Homemade Gluten Free Baguettes
Location: Demo Stage

Gluten free baking expert, cookbook author and Gluten Free & More Magazine Associate Editor Jules Shepard will show you how to easily make authentic gluten-free baguettes, even if you’ve never baked bread before! You won’t believe how easy it is to bake your own fresh gluten-free bread with the tricks Jules will teach in this class. Come for samples and learn the secrets to making great bread.

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Canyon Bakehouse, Presented by Taylor Miller

Topic: Gluten-Free Grilled Cheese and Bread Pudding
Location: Demo Stage

Taylor from Gluten Away will make some gluten free dairy free Grilled Ham & Cheese and Bread Pudding – featuring Canyon Bakehouse

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Madalene Rhyand

Topic: Tips and Tricks for Egg Free Baking
Location: Demo Stage

Come learn from the director of the Gluten Free & More test kitchen and hear her tips how to successfully replace eggs in a recipe, best egg replacements and more!

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Minneapolis 2017 Lecture and Demo Schedule

Click on each topic to get more information about the presentation.

Lecture Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Erica Dermer – Just Diagnosed? No Problem!
11:30-12:20 pm – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
12:30-01:20 pm – Fresh Thyme – Fresh Tips on Building a Healthy Gluten-Free Lifestyle
01:30-02:20 pm – Lisa Clark – Life at the Gluten-Free Table
02:30-03:20 pm – Marlaine Maahs – Gluten and Sugar: The Ticking Time Bomb

Demo Schedule Saturday:

10:30-11:20 am – Kathy Schwartz – Sweet and Savory Muffins
11:30-12:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cake
12:30-01:20 pm – Deb Wheaton – Healthy Gluten-Free Baking and Cooking
01:30-02:20 pm – Farm Girl Fresh – Back to Basics – Leafy Greens
02:30-03:20 pm – Jennifer Reynolds – Gluten-Free Grilling

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Erica Dermer – Just Diagnosed? No Problem!
11:30-12:20 pm – Jenna Drew – How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
12:30-01:20 pm – Fresh Thyme – Fresh Tips on Building a Healthy Gluten-Free Lifestyle
01:30-02:20 pm – Lisa Clark – Life at the Gluten-Free Table
02:30-03:20 pm – Marlaine Maahs – Gluten and Sugar: The Ticking Time Bomb

Demo Schedule Sunday:

10:30-11:20 am – Kathy Schwartz – Sweet and Savory Muffins
11:30-12:20 pm – Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cake
12:30-01:20 pm – Deb Wheaton – Healthy Gluten-Free Baking and Cooking
01:30-02:20 pm – Farm Girl Fresh – Back to Basics – Leafy Greens
02:30-03:20 pm – Jennifer Reynolds – Gluten-Free Grilling

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Lecture Descriptions

Erica Dermer

Topic: Gluten Free 101 – Just Diagnosed? No Problem!
Location: Lecture Area

Are you considering the gluten-free diet — but haven’t dived in yet? No worries! Gluten Free & More’s managing editor Erica Dermer presents Gluten Free 101, an intro to the essentials of gluten-free living. Erica tackles the gluten-free diet and celiac disease a bit at a time to give you an easy-to-understand look at all aspects of the gluten-free lifestyle — from celiac testing and hidden gluten to reading labels, dining out and more.

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Jenna Drew

Topic: How to Improve Digestion with Essential Oils
Location: Lecture Area

Discover the top essential oils to improve digestion and over 20 other ways to use essential oils daily.

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Fresh Thyme

Topic: Fresh Tips on Building a Healthy Gluten-Free Lifestyle
Location: Lecture Area

Join Registered Dietitian Kerry Clifford, MS, RD,  from Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets, for an informational session filled with Tips you can use immediately to boost and maintain your health! Whether you follow a Gluten Free Diet for Celiac Disease or avoid Gluten for sensitivities, find out more about how to navigate the grocery store. Learn the key terms related to allergy, sensitivity and intolerance as well as understanding how to build and maintain Gut Health. This will be an exciting session that you won’t want to miss!

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Lisa Clark

Topic: Life at the Gluten Free Table: At Home, At Work, Dining Out, Travel, and Fabulously Fun Events
Location: Lecture Area

Lisa is proof that you can be gluten free and still live a fun and full life! She is a certified Integrative Health Coach with Practice Wellness, who specializes in helping clients achieve optimal health and wellness while maintaining a gluten free diet. In her spare time, she loves to travel and experience delicious gluten free meals along the way.

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Marlaine Maahs

Topic: Gluten and Sugar: the Ticking Time Bomb Inside of Everyone
Location: Lecture Area

What you need to know about the negative impacts of sugar and gluten and how you can take back your health! Marlaine is a Certified Nutritional Therapist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition ® and GAPS Certified Practitioner with a passion and know-how for informing and inspiring people to transform their habits from eating the modern diet to enjoying the nutritious benefits of a well-balanced whole food diet. Marlaine knows how to leverage nutritional therapy principles and practical skills in cutting edge whole food nutrition science to support individuals who are trying to improve their diet, improve eating habits, manage their weight and optimize their overall health and wellness

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Demo Descriptions

Kathy Schwartz

Topic: Sweet and Savory Muffins
Location: Demo Stage

Start your morning with a delicious muffin: whether it’s sweet or savory this versatile baked good will help you start your day. Share them with your friends at school or at work. They taste so good that no one will be able to tell they are gluten free. Kathy Schwartz, a Registered Dietitian and founder of Brodys 579, will show you how easy they are to make and how versatile they can be.

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Coconut Bliss, Presented by Taylor Miller

Topic: Gluten Free/Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
Location: Demo Stage

Learn how to make an easy ice cream cake using Coconut Bliss Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts

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Deb Wheaton

Topic: Healthy Gluten-Free Baking and Cooking
Location: Demo Stage

Healthy Gluten-Free Baking and Cooking with no rice, no corn, no Xanthan, Guar or fillers of any kind. Is it possible? Deb will show you how to create simple and healthy solutions to solve your most challenging Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking questions.

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Farm Girl Fresh

Topic: Back to the Basics – Leavy Greens
Location: Demo Stage

Colleen Anderson and Joyce Kaping, authors of Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®, mentor individuals in their Back to the Basics presentation on how to grow, preserve and prepare pure food. At Farm Girl Fresh, they believe nutrition starts from the ground up. In their Leafy Greens/Spinach Presentation, they invite the audience to participate in how to grow healthy plants using the best growing practices and techniques. We’ll discuss how to preserve spinach and go through the process of freezing spinach. The presentation will end with audience participation of preparing one of our gluten-free spinach salad recipes as we talk about the products we use and share helpful tips. Please join us as we grow, preserve and prepare pure food for a lifetime investment for better health.

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Jennifer Reynolds

Topic: Gluten Free Grilling
Location: Demo Stage

It’s not just burgers without a bun! Polynesian Chicken Salad is on the menu today! Summer is Here and learn how to grill from a California Girl! Chicken Thighs are underrated, and she’ll show you this amazing Polynesian Chicken Salad that will be your new favorite thing! Jennifer Reynolds is the sauce goddess, loves to grill and teaches grilling classes.

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