Friday, April 30, 2010

May is National Celiac Awarness Month ~

So, tomorrow is already the month of May - wow, which is National Celiac Awareness Month, in case you didn't know...which means there will be a lot of news throughout the month of May, helping keep the ball rolling on awareness, new products, and research, etc.

I've put together a list of news items and information that I found useful and interesting and hope you do, as well. I'm very open to gathering new information from my readers and would love to hear from you with your suggestions, thoughts and updates that we can share on this's all about community and teaching one another!

In honor of National Celiac Month, I came across this story on celebrates the month and explores the history of Celiac Disease. Some interesting information that I had not read before, tracing all the way back to Europe in the 19th century.

The Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) is celebrating their 20th Anniversary Conference & Food Faire-CA in LA this month on Saturday, May 15th. I've always wanted to attend this conference and hoping to make it next year. This year, Peter H.R. Green, MD Director, Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is one of the keynote speakers and I sure will be a wealth of information and knowledge.

On another foodie note, famed chef and entrepreneur Jaime Oliver's show, "Food Revolution" on ABC TV is a real hit. Have any of you watched this on Friday nights? It's great and whether you enjoy Jaime's never-ending zest for life or not, the message he's sending is solid, so important and not that different from us Celiac advocates and our mission. It's all about educating the public on how to eat healthily and with some sense and most importantly, how to educate children in an effort to battle the rapid growth of childhood obesity and diabetes that's taking over this Nation. Tune in and click here to support Jaime's efforts. You can also click on the badge posted on my blog and help support the Food Revolution!

If you live in Reno, the Great Harvest Bread Company is now offering more gluten-free baked items on Mondays. They do four kinds of bread: sandwich bread, sandwich bread from brown rice flour and tapioca flour, cinnamon raisin bread, pumpkin spice bread and pumpkin spice with chocolate chips...yum. They are located in the Plum Gate Shopping Center at: 530 W. Plumb Lane in Reno. They suggest that you call ahead to reserve your loaf @ 775-323-7733. I know where I'll be on Mondays from now on!

Speaking of Sweet Treats...Just a friendly reminder that Tia's Sweet Treats Gluten-free, organic Macaroons is accepting custom orders any time and are also sold full-time at the Hub Coffee Co. on Cheney St. We are currently working on a new summer flavor as well as some other delicious treats that will expand our menu! We hope to hear from you and please pick up a copy of the Edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine Summer 2010 issue on stands June 7th - Tia's Sweet Treats are being featured with an article and photos!

And finally...something fun that hit the blog/cyber world earlier today in preparation for this weekend's Reno Rock-n-River Half Marathon. The RSCVA put together a fun listing of favorite places that local runners will be carbo-loading before they hit the trail...and not to be left out, they came to me for some gluten-free carb locations that are sure to satisfy the Celiac marathoner, as well...and keep that tummy happy...though I can't promise anything after running that many miles!

Get out there and enjoy the month of May, spread the word about Celiac awareness and eat macaroons...Tia's, that is. :)


Mrs. Ed said...

I"m hosting a web carnival this month. If you are interested: Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten-Free

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