Celiac Support Group Resumes Monday

Middleville, MI – September, 2009 – One in every 133 Americans have Celiac Disease or some form of gluten intolerance. While this condition has existed for many, many years, education and diagnostic ability in the medical community have not. This recent knowledge have led to understanding, acceptance, gluten-free labeling, and a host of new gluten-free products that are available in restaurants and supermarkets.

The Celiac Support Network of Barry County is reconvening after the Summer recess and invites all interested people to attend. The group meets in the upstairs portion of the Willis Recreation Center at the First Baptist Church of Middleville (5215 N. M-37 Road). Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, starting at 7:00 pm and generally last about an hour. The group often welcomes local vendors of gluten-free items to speak and present their products, samples products, shares information and tips on eating a gluten-free diet, and has pertinent discussions regarding Celiac and other food allergies. The group maintains a website at www.celiacsupport.net, as well as a email discussion list. The next meeting is Monday, September 14. Everyone is asked to bring a favorite recipe containing gluten that they would like to convert; the group can help suggest substitutions to make it gluten-free.

If you have Celiac, gluten intolerance or sensitivity, or another food allergy, you may benefit from the support that the Celiac Support Network of Barry County can offer. There is no cost involved and everyone is welcome. Please note, if TK Schools are canceled for weather-related reasons on the day of a meeting, the group will also be canceled.

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