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August 2011
FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Update

The FDA has reopened the comment period on the gluten-free labeling proposal. The following links provide more background information.

Federal Register Notice

Q & A Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods

American Celiac Disease Alliance Press Release

1in133.org

Healthy Gluten-Free Meal Planning Tips

Here are some ideas on how to add variety and incorporate more nutritious options into the gluten-free diet.

Gluten-Free Snacking on the Run

Shelley offers some gluten-free snack ideas.

Gluten-Free and Celiac in the News

Gluten-Free Experts Offer Free Downloadable Booklet on Cooking with Beans

Millet, Amaranth and Quinoa Deemed Gluten-Free

Gluten Cheating’s a no-no

Celiac Disease & The Gluten Free Diet Events at ADA Conference in San Diego

Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Workshop: Celiac Disease Toolkit: Guiding Your Patients through the Gluten-Free Diet.

Speakers: Melinda Dennis, MS, RD; Cynthia Kupper, RD; Anne Lee MS Ed, RD, Mary K Sharrett MS, RD; Tricia Thompson, MS, RD
Official Discussants: Rhonda Kane, MS, RD; Thomas Grace
Presiding Officer: Tricia Thompson, MS, RD

You must register for workshops separately. They are not included in the FNCE registration fee. For more information, please visit this page.

Sunday, September 25 from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm
Gluten-Free Hot Topic Session: Status of the Food and Drug Administration Rulemaking to Define the Food Labeling Term "Gluten-Free"

Speaker: Rhonda Kane, MS, RD

For more information, please visit this page.

Sunday evening, September 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Dine with DIGID (Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Disease) at Roy’s Restaurant (attached to the Marriott).

This will be an evening of fun and great food as you learn about gluten free dining. All dietitians are welcome, no cost or registration required.

The evening will include a hula dancers, cooking demonstration, sushi rolling and leave with a free copy of new ADA publication, Pocket Guide Gluten-Free Strategies for Clients with Multiple Diet Restrictions.

This event is sponsored by General Mills. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 27 from 8:00-9:30 am
Gluten-Free Hot Topic Session: "Finding Your Way in the Gluten-Free Maze"

Speakers: Alessio Fasano, MD; Colleen Zammer; Tricia Thompson, MS, RD

For more information, please visit this page.

Shelley’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements & Appearances

September 24 from 12:00-2:00 pm
San Diego Celiac Groups, San Diego, CA

Scripps Miramar Library
10301 Scripps Lake Drive

September 25 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Product Marketplace Booth #24,
American Dietetic Association Conference,
San Diego, CA

September 26 from 1:00-2:30 pm
Udi's Gluten-Free Foods Booth #414, American Dietetic Association Conference, San Diego, CA

September 29 from 3:45-5:15 pm
The Gluten-Free Boom is Real- What Every Foodservice Department needs to know about the latest research, food sourcing and preparation

The Future of Food in Health Care Conference,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
click for session details

October 2
All Things Baking Conference, Chicago, IL

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