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I got to share my favorite gluten-free travel snacks and hacks with Healthline! I picked some of my top gluten-free brands and my must-haves for travel. If you follow Gluten-Free Globetrotter, you will know I just got back from Singapore. I had Bubba's Fine Foods and Krave Jerky and a million other snacks in my carry-on for my 19+ hours of flying. Read on for more details about how and what I pack when I travel



Our Favorite Healthy Finds: Gluten-Free Fun
Traveling with a food allergy can be a tricky puzzle to solve, especially if you have Celiac disease. Gluten is in seemingly everything, and more so when you’re on vacation or looking for a quick bite to eat. But take it from Erin Smith, blogger behind the gluten-free lifestyle website Gluten-Free Fun. You can still go on adventures and see the world without a drop of gluten getting in the way.
From snacks to hacks, Smith curated her favorite picks for gluten-free traveling. And it’s really a must-save for any gluten-free traveler. Read on for more food-friendly ways to turn your fun times, whether it’s a picnic in the park or a camping trip by the lake, into stress-free, treat-filled getaways.

Click here to read the whole article on Healthline!  
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Researchers at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and Teachers College are conducting research on how families navigate celiac disease and the gluten free diet in their household. We are inviting you to participate because you may have a child that is a patient affiliated with the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.  

Participation includes a 1-2 hour interview with multiple family members and 3 brief surveys about your experience with celiac disease. 

To be eligible to participate:  
• The family has a child (8 - 18 years old) with physician-diagnosed celiac disease living at home and it has been at least one year since diagnosis.  
• The child with celiac disease follows a gluten free diet. 
• Family members are comfortable speaking in English 
• Family members including children are willing to be interviewed to discuss their experience with celiac disease and following a gluten free diet. Interviews will occur separately. 
• The parents of the child with celiac disease do not have celiac disease themselves. This study is only for those with a child (or multiple children) with celiac disease. 

Participants will receive $50 per family. If interested, please contact Carrie Russo at 201-292-4583 or email gfdstudy@gmail.com  
 
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May is Celiac Awareness Month and I am celebrating by showing how everyone and anyone can become a celiACTIVIST! ⠀

Celiac disease is serious and affects an estimated 3 million Americans, but many people still don’t know about it. Now is a chance to educate and enlist the support of our family and friends in ways that fit your lifestyle.⠀

One out of every 133 Americans has celiac disease, equivalent to nearly 1% of the U.S. population. Unfortunately, 83% of the 3 million Americans living with celiac disease remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Celiac disease is a genetic disorder, meaning that it passes from parent to child via DNA. In some cases, stressful events such as pregnancy, surgery, infection, or severe emotional distress can trigger the onset of the disease.⠀

With a wide variety of symptoms associated with celiac disease, gaining an accurate diagnosis can be difficult. To determine if a patient has celiac disease, a physician can screen by using a simple antibody blood test, sometimes combined with a genetic test. If a celiac diagnosis is still suspected, the doctor will likely perform a small intestinal biopsy for confirmation.⠀

Learn more at https://www.beyondceliac.org/celiac-awareness-month/.

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It is Celiac Awareness Month. Now is your time to celebrate! No pity parties here! Now go eat some gluten-free cake.
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The 3rd Annual Family Education Day hosted by the Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone is headed to the Natural Gourmet Institute on May 6th. I had the pleasure of speaking at their 1st annual event a few years ago. This is a fun, hands-on gluten-free day for families with celiac disease. Adults are welcome but they must be accompanied by a child between the ages of 7 and 13.

For more information ant to RSVP, please contact Kenza Hill at kenza.hill@nyumc.org
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In late 2017, the Gluten Intolerance Group hosted a webinar all about gluten-free labeling in the United States. As we all know, label reading is critical when living with celiac disease but unfortunately it is also confusing. I have pulled some of the questions that I am asked most frequently or I think are most interesting and posted them below.

You can watch the full webinar here.

Read all of the Q&A here.


What does "certified" mean? Can you have "certified gluten-free" on a label if the product tests
"Certified Gluten-Free" means that the product's gluten-free claim has been verified by an independent organization. Under GFCO guidelines, products made according to GFCO requirements, containing

How can we report a product that is misusing the GFCO logo? 
By going to www.gfco.org/contact-us, or by calling 253-833-6655
(Note: I have actually reported misused labeling in the past. This is very important as it can be misleading and just plain wrong!)


How many consumer complaints does it take before a product is inspected or pulled? 
We investigate every consumer complaint. Product will only be pulled from the market if we establish that it is in violation of its gluten-free claims.


What do the "gluten removed" statements on beer mean? How do I tell which beers are safe? 
Right now, beers that make a gluten-removed claim are using enzymes to break down the gluten into smaller fragments. Our research and the research of others indicates that this process isn't 100% effective, so we recommend avoiding gluten removed beers. Safe beers are those that don't have wheat, rye, barley or their hybrids in the ingredient list. Watch our beer study webinar here {LINK } for more information, or check out our Q&A on the topic.


Are you able to review if Cheerios is safe for those with Celiac? 
We don't certify Cheerios or audit the plant where they are made, so we cannot comment on their safety


Read the rest of the Q&A here.
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Me with my handsome groom!


I cannot believe that tomorrow has been exactly one year since my wedding. Time flies when you're married, I guess! Just in time for my anniversary, I recorded a podcast with my friends Mike and Cam over at The Celiac Project. I share my top tips for planning a gluten-free event including what to ask, how to alleviate fears, and most importantly, how to enjoy your big day.

Take a listen!


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Gluten can lurk in many places. Reading labels is a part of life when you have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. This infographic from Delicious Living is a good reminder about where to look for hidden gluten.




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Today is my birthday. I honestly cannot believe I am entering a new decade. I've been writing this blog more than 25% of my entire life!!! I was hoping to finalize my redesign by now (yes, I know, it's dated) but life is busy and the blogs never take priority. Plus, I am really putting my efforts into Gluten-Free Globetrotter these days. Yes, I write TWO blogs. Make sure to give a look if you haven't seen it before! 

As you may have noticed, the blogging has slowed down a bit but the social media is busier than ever. Make sure to follow Gluten-Free Fun on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join me there. In the meantime, I am going to dig into this gluten-free cake from my husband! 




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Check out this gluten-free and celiac-related events coming soon to a city near you this spring.  The calendar is very busy this year! Which events are you planning on going to?

APRIL

Schaumburg Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Saturday, April 7 and Sunday April 8, 2018
10am-4pm CDT
Schaumburg, Illinois
Tickets start at $5
Use code ADVANCE for 20% off through April 6th


Spring Flours™ Gluten-Free Gala 
Benefiting The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Friday, April 20, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Chicago, Illinois
Tickets start at $250


Gluten-Free Connecticut Spring 2018 Expo
Sunday, April 22, 2018
11am-4pm EDT
Wallingford, Connecticut
Tickets $5-20


Denver Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2018
10am-4pm MDT
Denver, Colorado
Tickets start at $5
Use code EARLYBIRD for 30% off through March 20
Use code ADVANCE for 20% off through April 20


Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest
Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018
10am-4pm EDT
Columbus, Ohio
Tickets start at $15 for adults
Use code Erin2018 for a 15% discount


MAY

Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018
10am-4pm PDT
Pasadena, California
Expo tickets start at $10 for kids, Conference (includes expo) are $40


Sat May 12, 2018
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT
Cabot, Arkansas


Greater Philly Gluten-Free Expo
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:30-4:30 EDT
Oaks, Pennsylvania
Tickets start at $10 (on sale March 15th)


Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018
10am-4pm CDT
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tickets start at $15 for adults
Use code Erin2018 for a 15% discount


Atlanta Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018
10am-3pm EDT
Atlanta, Georgia
Tickets start at $5
Use code EARLYBIRD for 30% off through April 18th
Use code ADVANCE for 20% off through May 18th


First Annual "Going Against the Grain" Gala
Sunday, May 20, 2018
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Tickets start at $40


Mid-Hudson Walk for Celiac Disease
Sunday, May 20, 2018
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Poughkeepsie, New York
Registration: $20


Do you have an upcoming event? Please and I will add it to this calendar!
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