The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association CSA Chapter #50 is a chapter of the National Celiac Sprue Association, the largest member-based non-profit celiac organization in the United States. We are a member based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis through awareness, education and support. Help yourself and others by joining or renewing your membership.
Gluten-Free Cookie Exchange
The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association gluten-free Cookie Exchange is a wonderful opportunity to bake only one or 2 kinds of cookies, and bring home a variety of gf cookies and recipes.
Please email a copy of your gluten-free cookie recipes firstname.lastname@example.org
Why bake a dozen different kinds of cookies for the upcoming Holiday parties when you could just bake one kind of cookie and enjoy several different kinds?
Check your email for instructions. If you are not on our email list or did not get an email with instructions for the cookie exchange contact Cindy at email@example.com with the subject
"GF COOKIE EXCHANGE" for instructions on how the cookie exchange works.
Remember: All ingredients Must be Gluten Free
Please bring an extra dozen or more gf cookies or candies along with the recipes to share to the meeting. Cookies can be home made or store bought, but we prefer home made unless you are a novice at the gf diet. ( if you do not feel confident please bring store bought cookies)
Bring however many cookies or candies you choose. The more you bring the more you take home to eat, share, or freeze for later enjoyment!!
Be sure to bring about 2-3 dozen copies of your gluten-free cookie recipe with you to share. It is important that you list all ingredients as many people have additional sensitivities. List brand names of ingredients if possible.
Please RSVP with number coming: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. ( Subject: RSVP GF cookie exchange)
Don’t miss this chance to share delicious gluten-free treats with your celiac friends and make new friends.
If cookies are not your thing you can still attend the meeting...Please brings your favorite gluten free side dish, salad, or dessert to share along with 2 dozen copies of the recipe. Please include any brand names of ingredients, if available, to help those with multiple sensitivities. You can also bring packaged item labeled gluten free.
We will provide drinks and paper products.
If your child would be interested in doing a holiday craft project let me know ASAP!
If you are willing to help with the project let me know that as well.**It is important that I know how many kids are coming to make sure I have enough supplies for their craft project.
We can only guarantee supplies for those who RSVP.
Please RSVP with number and ages of kids ASAP
There is something for everyone at this much anticipated event. The meeting will take place at Parma Community Hospital in the Nelson Auditorium. Mark your calendar this event will be the highlight of your gluten-free Holiday season. Remember: the more cookies you bake, the more different kinds of cookies you take home with you!
Bring any questions you have about Celiac and the gluten free diet. We will answer them!
Check out our website often for details about the greater Cleveland Celiac Association's Annual gluten-free cookie exchange and other upcoming events!
Join the Greater Cleveland Celiac Association and learn what the new FDA ruling means to you.
FDA finally defines “gluten-free” for food labeling.
Find out what this new ruling means to all of us - the gluten-free/celiac community
The new rule provides standard definition to protect the health of Americans with celiac disease
We are making great strides to ensure the health safety of those with celiac disease but our work is not done.
- Please bring your favorite gluten free side dish, salad, bread or desert and 2 dozen copies of the recipe to share. Please include any brand names of ingredients, if available, to help those with multiple sensitivities.
The support group meets monthly on Sunday afternoons both on the east and west sides of Cleveland. Contact us for exact locations and times. Restaurant and other special events are added frequently and usually take place on Saturdays. Contact Cindy for more information, if you have questions about Celiac or the gluten-free-diet, or would like to be added to our mailing list at: email@example.com. Please put "Celiac" in the subject line.
We’re pleased that so many of you have decided to join us! A focus for 2013 is to continue to build our membership numbers. The more active members we have, the more opportunity we have to educate not only those individuals with CD and their family members but also, through them, restaurant and grocery store owners, food manufacturers, and others with control over the food products offered by the stores and restaurants in our communities.
We have often been told that the most valuable benefit of membership in CSA/USA is the group’s monthly meetings and the opportunity to come together and learn something new every time. Sessions are casual and each offers a thoughtful, informative program as well as a block of time to talk and share informally. Members voluntarily bring favorite gluten free dishes and recipes to share. At our meetings you’ll be supported with encouragement from fellow members impacted by CD, exchange helpful information and success stories, and get answers to your questions.
You’ll hear about important up-to-date happenings in the gluten free world from featured guest speakers including doctors, dietitians, and others in the business of serving the population of those impacted by CD. This is a terrific opportunity to learn, make new friendships, and help others in the process! You’ll return home inspired. Bring a friend, spouse, or other family member to the next meeting. Join us!
With your membership, you’ll also receive our quarterly newsletter-filled with tips for coping with CD, gluten free recipes, spotlight products, and much more!
For membership details, contact Cindy Koller-Kass at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-248-6671.
We need your help Promoting Celiac Awareness...
The events will take place at various times throughout the year
If you would be willing to staff a table with other members of our support group and talk to people about Celiac and the gluten free diet at one of our events please let Cindy know. Have fun while promoting Celiac Awareness and helping promote the Greater Cleveland Celiac Association.
Any help you can give is appreciated. Events will take place on both East and West sides of Cleveland.
The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals are conducting a trial locally for Celiac Disease.
The purpose of the research study is to look at how effect and safe an investigational medication is when it is given to subjects who have celiac disease.
The study will include people who have been diagnosed with celiac disease and have been on a gluten-free diet for 12 months or more before they enter the study.
Call Carla at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for more information at:
Or call Debbie at University Hospitals at: 440-205-1225 ext 216
Below are a few of the events we had in the past months. We hope you will be able to join us for our future events. We are always looking for new ideas. If you have suggestions for new events please contact us; we are open to any and all suggestions.
Reminder:Click on the Calendar page often for details on upcoming events.
INTERNATIONAL CELIAC DISEASE SYMPOSIUM
September 22-25, 2013 - Chicago, Illinois.
This global conference is for everyone who is interested in the study, treatment and management of celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. Programs are for both professionals and celiac patients.
The top celiac researchers and physicians from around the world will present their research findings and discuss what is on the horizon. They will discuss any new treatments that are in the pipeline for celiac disease and for those with gluten intolerance.
The last time this symposium was in the United States was in 2006.
More information is available at http://www.icds2013.org/
Please share this information with your health care professionals.
Cindy will be attending the celiac symposium and will provide recaps of the sessions at future meetings.
The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association gluten-free bread meeting is a wonderful opportunity to practice your bread baking skills and learn from others how to bake the perfect loaf of gluten-free bread and bring home a variety of recipes to try at home.
Valentine's Day holiday craft project at our February meeting
If you are willing to help with future kids' projects let me know.
Gluten-free Pancake Breakfast
Thank you to all who participated in The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association's first Gluten-free Lifestyle EXPO.
This combined gluten-free food fair, health fair and celiac disease blood screening was the first event of its kind. It was a huge success - over 500 people attended!
If you would like to be an exhibitor at our next event, please contact us at: email@example.com.
We are looking for ideas of places you would like to dine in 2013. Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Gluten free dining” in the subject line.
Check the GF Dining Events and Calendar pages above for already scheduled events,