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Monthly e-newsletter serving the celiac and gluten free community

May is celiac awareness month, and we wish you health and well-being. To help celebrate, please support celiac research through an internship. Emma Clerx has been accepted again for a 12-week summer internship program at BIDMC’s celiac research center under Dr. Dan Leffler. You supported Emma Clerx last year, and we were all impressed with her work and growth.

Let us encourage her by continuing to pave the way for celiac scientists in the future. Please help us support this important stage in Emma’s goal to be a celiac research scientist.

We are overwhelmed by the positive feedback following the Celiac Symposium and extremely grateful to Boston Children’s Hospital, the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital for helping to provide expertise and a slate of national experts. Learn more below.

Yours in health,
Lee Graham, Executive Director

2017 Celiac Symposium

The speaker slides from the 2017 Celiac Symposium, Medical Myths and Milestones, held on April 1 are available on our website.

Questions and Answers from the following are posted also on our website.

Support Celiac Research

To help celebrate celiac awareness month, please support celiac research through an internship. Emma Clerx has been accepted again for a 12-week summer internship program at BIDMC’s celiac research center under Dr. Dan Leffler. You supported Emma Clerx last year, and we were all impressed with her work and growth.

Let us encourage her by continuing to pave the way for celiac scientists in the future. Please help us support this important stage in Emma’s goal to be a celiac research scientist. Click here to donate.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Gluten-Free foodbank is looking for a volunteer who is able to drive a 16′ refrigerated box truck. No special license is necessary, but weekday availability is important. Please contact GFFB Director Nicola if you can help.

Camp Celiac is a week long, overnight, entirely gluten free camp for children ages 8-16. Camp week is August 6-11, 2017. Camp Celiac has three nurse volunteers and is looking for a fourth to learn this year and then return for at least 2 more years. Camp Celiac would like to talk to a Registered Nurse, a recent nursing graduate, or Junior/Senior nursing student looking for experience. Please email Denise at denise@campceliac.org.

Monthly Group Meetings

membership-necoMonthly group meetings provide the opportunity to talk about managing celiac disease and living gluten free. There are no set agendas, pre-registration is not required and there is no charge to attend. Just drop in!

Visit our Monthly Group Meeting event page for the full schedule and location of each meeting. Contact the group leader if you have questions about any of the group meetings. Here is the schedule for the upcoming meetings:

The Boston area meeting is on hold. Should you have any questions or wish to meet with a group leader, please contact Lauren or Charlotte.

Other Upcoming Events

The NECO Advisory Board will meet on May 22nd and June 19 at 7:30pm. Contact Lee if you would like to attend or would like more information about what happens during these insightful and spirited evening meetings.

  • Chef Shilpi, of EZ Compliments, is running many gluten free Indian cooking classes. Mention that you are a NECO member to get a $10 discount on registration.

The next Gluten Free North End Market Tour will take place on Saturday May 13.

  • Register through Newton Community Ed for Gluten Free Cooking Classes such as Lovin’ Lemon and Bagels and Bread.
  • Join Chef Oonagh for Friday night Fun Cooking classes, meeting on May 5 and 12 at Nashua Community College. Register with Jon Mason at NCC by email or phone or email Chef Oonagh with questions.
  • A screening of What’s With Wheat followed by a live Q&A with Cyndi O’Meara, Dr. Stephanie Seneff and Alessio Fasano, MD, will take place at the Somerville Theatre on June 5.  Click here for more information or to purchase tickets. Other screenings and Q&A sessions will be held in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free in the News

Dining Out Suggestions

The third Wednesday Natick group suggests the following restaurants for gluten-free dining out:

Seaside Pub, Hyannis
Chatham Fish Market, Chatham
Scargo Cafe, Dennis
Woodman’s of Essex
 
 
 

Recipe of the Month

Getting ready to cook? Snap a few photos of your recipe in process or the final yummy result, and submit them to be added to our website!

Moroccan Spicy Mustard Chicken
Add peas, diced carrots or chopped spinach to turn this into a one-pot meal.

Get the Recipe!

NECO Giveaway

Congratulations to Ida from Enfield, CT, who won the April giveaway, a copy of The Best Ever Wheat-and Gluten-Free Baking Book by Mary Ann and Mace Wenniger.

This month, you can win a copy of Gluten Free The Definitive Resource Guide by Shelley Case, Dietitian.

To enter, simply send us an email with your name and mailing address by May 19.

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