Richmond 2018 Lecture and Demo Schedule

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Lecture Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jenna Drew – Beyond the Bloat: Uncover the Steps to Ditch Belly Bloat + Master Your Gut Health
12:00-12:50 pm – Tina Shiver – KEYNOTE: Living Gluten Free
01:00-01:50 pm – Tarah Jakubiak – Traveling with Food Allergies
02:00-02:50 pm – Kristin Osborne – Advocating for Your Child With Food Allergies

Demo Schedule Saturday:

11:00-11:50 am – Jules Shepard – Bake Gluten-Free Bread Like a Pro
12:00-12:50 pm – Britt LoSacco – Cheap & Easy Vegan Eats
01:00-01:50 pm – Tracy Bush – Love Your Lunchbox
02:00-02:50 pm – Sara Vollmer – Herbs & Spices

Lecture Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Katie Weinert – Tips for Transitioning to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle
01:00-01:50 pm – Tarah Jakubiak – Traveling with Food Allergies
01:00-01:50 pm – Jenna Drew – Boosting Mood and Managing Emotions with Essential Oils

Demo Schedule Sunday:

11:00-11:50 am – Britt LoSacco – Sugar & Spice – Vegan Delights!
12:00-12:50 pm – Jules Shepard – Easy As Pie
01:00-01:50 pm – Tracy Bush – The Secret to Perfect Gluten Free Pancakes


Jenna Drew

Topic: Beyond the Bloat: Uncover the Steps to Ditch Belly Bloat + Master Your Gut Health
Location: Lecture Stage

Join fellow Celiac and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Jenna Drew, as she shares the essential steps to ditch belly bloat that leaves you feeling tired, sluggish, and irritable, and finally improve your gut health naturally.

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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Tina Shiver

Topic: KEYNOTE: Living Gluten Free
Location: Lecture Stage

Tina Shiver, RD, IFMCP from Lighten Up, Inc. discusses practical and delicious ways to live a healthy gluten free lifestyle. Tina will discuss new and exciting ways to maintain a gluten free diet while also living freely with a focus on a nutritional and balanced diet for a happy and healthy life! Tina Shiver is a graduate of James Madison University with a Masters of Science. Tina has been practicing for over twenty years and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She has been working with people individually on different kinds of diets including gluten free diets for a number of years. For more information call 8042541002 or visit Tina’s website at

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Tarah Jakubiak

Topic: Traveling with Food Allergies
Location: Lecture Stage

Tarah Jakubiak, founder of Allergic Traveler and producer of chef cards in 18 languages has traveled the world since infancy. She has been to 22 countries and 25 states. Tarah’s travel experiences vary from all inclusives, cruises, camping; backpacking through Europe, visiting big cities, and finding little hidden gems. She has multiple food allergies, but it does not stop her from seeing the world. Tarah is allergic to eggs, nuts, mushroom, soy, garlic, corn, sesame, potatoes, celery, shellfish, chicken, pork, peanuts, and many fruits. She is originally from Montreal, QC and now lives in Greensboro, NC.


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Jules Shepard

Topic: Bake Gluten-Free Bread Like a Pro
Location: Demo Stage

Join gluten-free expert and associate editor of Gluten Free & More Magazine, Jules Shepard, as she shows you how to bake soft, fragrant gluten free sandwich bread in a bread maker. She’ll cover all the bases: what bread machines work best; how to program a machine without a gluten free setting; techniques for using a bread machine; the best gluten free flours to use … and more!

Topic: Easy As Pie
Location: Demo Stage

Summer wouldn’t be the same without PIE! Gluten-free expert and associate editor of Gluten Free & More Magazine, Jules Shepard will show you how to make an EPIC gluten free pie crust for any kind of pie you like: two-crust pie; one crust custard pie; even a savory pot pie! Jules will show you how easy it is to make a light and flaky crust (with her secrets) and how easy it is to roll out and transfer a gluten free pie dough when you use the right gluten free recipe. Prepare to be amazed and excited to bake pie when you get home!

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Tracy Bush

Topic: Love Your Lunchbox
Location: Demo Stage

Watch Tracy Bush Nutrimom as she shares a protein-packed twist on an all time favorite meal including a dash of silliness that will make your lunches loved again. Featuring Rule Breaker, Schar Gluten Free, Glutino, Enjoy Life Foods and Gimbals Fine Candies

Topic: The Secret to Perfect Gluten Free Pancakes
Location: Demo Stage

Tracy Bush Nutrimom can help you create THE perfect gluten free pancakes with added protein of SunButter and a touch of chocolate with chocolate chips. Featuring SunButter, Enjoy Life Foods and Good Karma Foods.

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Sara Vollmer

Topic: Herbs & Spices
Location: Demo Stage

With so many herbs and spices, it is hard to know which one to use and how much. Take a recipe to the next level and learn which herbs and spices to use for which dishes as well as some handy knife skills!

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Britt LoSacco

Topic: Cheap & Easy Vegan Eats
Location: Demo Stage

Think vegan food is expensive and complicated? Think again. Britt LoSacco’s 3-Bean Chili is budget-friendly and simple, perfect for casual weeknight cooking or to feed a crowd at your next gathering. To round things out, she’ll also show you how to make cashew sour cream to go on top and an easy cornbread to serve alongside.


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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Katie Weinert

Topic: Tips for Transitioning to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle
Location: Lecture Stage

Join Katie, a gluten-free Instagram influencer (@fabulouslygfree) as she shares her top tips for making the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle as easy, stress-free, and delicious as possible.

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