North Bay Celiacs is now part of the
Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California.
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* Medical Community - Raising awareness among physicians and other medical professionals about recent research in celiac disease by offering Continuing Medical Education through Grand Rounds on celiac disease at hospitals, and continuing education units for dietitians.
* Restaurants, Markets and Lodging - Providing free Gluten-Free Consultations and practical assistance to restaurants, markets, hotels and wineries who wish to serve the local and visiting gluten-free community.
* Advocacy - We support and participate in national advocacy on issues affecting the lives of our community members. Please see our Advocacy page.
November 21, 2011 - North Bay Celiacs director Jennifer Iscol presented public comments on the Essential Health Benefits package at a Health and Human Services "Listening Session" in San Francisco, advocating for the coverage of medical nutrition therapy. The comments were offered on behalf of both the Celiac Disease Foundation and the American Celiac Disease Alliance.
August 25th, 2011 - North Bay Celiacs director Jennifer Iscol presented "Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance: Get the Facts to Protect Your Health" as part of the Ceres Project lecture series in Santa Rosa.
May 7th, 2011 – Participated as a team in the Sonoma County Human Race to raise money for our Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign, local support activities, Camp Celiac and celiac disease research.
May 4th, 2011 - As the national liaison for the Celiac Disease Foundation, North Bay Celiacs director Jennifer Iscol attended the Gluten-Free Labeling Summit in Washington, D.C., and with a national leadership coalition advocated in Congress and with FDA officials for the expeditious publication of FDA gluten-free labeling rules mandated by Congress in 2004.
April 13, 2011 - North Bay Celiacs director Jennifer Iscol provided a gluten-free consultation for Bob Hurley of Hurley's Restaurant and Bar in Yountville.
March 19, 2011 - Organized the second annual Bay Area Celiac and Gluten-Intolerance Summit for leaders of the gluten-free community, hosted by Oakland Children's Hospital.
February 12, 2011 - North Bay Celiacs treasurer Pamela Walton, director Jennifer Iscol and board member Ed Flesch provided a gluten-free consultation for Chef Brandon Guenther at Rocker Oysterfeller's in Valley Ford.
November 11, 2010 – Co-sponsored "Celiac Disease: An Update," a talk by Peter HR Green, MD, Director, Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. Dr. Green is the author of "Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic," and is one of a few physicians in the United States with intense clinical and academic interest and expertise in celiac disease. Co-sponsored by the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at U.C. San Francisco Medical Center and the local Celiac Disease Foundation support groups: North Bay Celiacs, Oakland and Santa Cruz.
October 23, 2010 - Provided a celiac information table for Mariposa Baking’s 3rd Year Anniversary Party in Oakland.
October 10, 2010 – Gluten-Free Fair in Benicia with over 30 vendors, live music and an auction to benefit Camp Celiac. Attended by 600 people. Sponsored by the local support groups of the Celiac Disease Foundation: Solano County Celiacs, North Bay Celiacs and Sacramento Celiacs.
July 20, 2010 – North Bay Celiacs sponsored a Gluten-Free Italian Luncheon at Pasta Bella in Sebastopol with speaker Jacqueline Mallorca, author of The Wheat-Free Cook and Gluten-Free Italian.
May 8th, 2010 – Participated as a team in the Sonoma County Human Race to raise money for our Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign, local support activities, and celiac disease research.
March 21, 2010 - Organized the Bay Area Celiac and Gluten-Intolerance Summit for leaders of the gluten-free community, held at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland.
March 18, 2010 – North Bay Celiacs co-director Jennifer Iscol and Chef Guy Giordanengo provided a gluten-free consultation for La Gare Restaurant in Santa Rosa.
February 20th, 2010 - Gluten-Free Pizza-Making Class in Sonoma County with Chef Guy Giordanengo, hosted by North Bay Celiacs.
April 10, 2010 – Provided a celiac information table for Gluten-Free tasting event at Pacific Market in Sebastopol.
March 10, 2010 – Provided celiac educational materials for a Center for Wellbeing Gluten-Free Cooking Class.
October 30, 2009 - Helped organize and participated in the San Francisco Gluten-Free Cooking Spree to help raise awareness and funding for celiac disease in a cooking competition featuring teams of chefs, assisted by regional doctors and media members. Hosted by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness on Treasure Island. (A memorable event: participants braved extraordinary traffic, a Critical Mass Bike Rally, and limited access to the Bay Bridge, which was closed for repairs, to attend. Did we mention the oil spill in the bay and the 100 mph police pursuit of a carjacker across the closed bridge? Against all odds, the event was a truly wonderful success.)
October 24, 2009 - North Bay Walk to Cure Diabetes. Presented by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. North Bay Celiacs provided a celiac disease education booth at the event. Ten percent of people with Type 1 Diabetes also have celiac disease, and the vast majority are undiagnosed. Registration: 10:00 a.m., walk at 11:00 a.m. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA. www.walk.jdrf.org. Contact: Alison Urmson 707-494-5931 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 12, 2009 - Whole Foods Napa Gluten-Free Extravaganza. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. FREE. Sampling and food demonstrations. Dr. Amy Burkhart, physician and dietitian, offered a lecture in the Culinary center from 10:00 -11:00 on "The Difference Between Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance," followed by Q&A. Chef Clare O'Brien, a Culinary Institute of America pastry chef and cookbook author, who specializes in gluten-free recipes, offered the next presentation. Dr. Bukhart and Chef O'Brien are North Bay Celiacs volunteers.
August 18, 2009 - North Bay Celiacs co-director Jennifer Iscol and physician volunteer Amy Burkhart, MD, provided a gluten-free consultation for Pica Pica Restaurant in Napa.
May 9th, 2009 – Participated as a team in the Sonoma County Human Race to raise money for the Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign, and distributed literature and gluten-free product samples.
Fall 2008 - North Bay Celiacs volunteer Chef Guy Giordanengo provided gluten-free consultations for the development of gluten-free pizzas at all 18 Bay Area locations of Mary's Pizza Shack.
June 28, 2008, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Free seminar "Beyond the Gluten-Free Diet: Achieving Optimal Wellness with Celiac Disease" by Amy Burkhart, M.D., R.D., discussed complementary approaches to help persons with celiac disease and others on a gluten-free diet achieve optimal wellness. Dr. Burkhart is an emergency medicine physician, a registered dietitian, and studied Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil. Central branch of the Sonoma County Library in Santa Rosa. Contact Jennifer Iscol at email@example.com or (707) 579-9683.
June 20, 2008 - Class in Ukiah "The Gluten-Free Diet" taught by Joan Wade of Sylvan Border Farm at the Senior Center, 499 Leslie, from 1pm-2pm. Email Joan: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 1, 2008 - Gluten-Free Tasting and Vendor Day at Whole Foods in Sebastopol. Co-sponsored by North Bay Celiacs. 10:30am-1:30pm. Free.
May 10th, 2008 – Participated as a team in the Sonoma County Human Race to raise money for the Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign, local support activities, and celiac disease research.
December 20, 2007 - North Bay Celiacs co-director Jennifer Iscol and Chef Guy Giordanengo provided a gluten-free consultation for Monti's Rotisserie in Santa Rosa.
November 2007 - North Bay Celiacs co-director Jennifer Iscol provided a gluten-free consultation for Screamin' Mimi's in Sebastopol.
Septemer 28, 2007 - North Bay Celiacs co-director Jennifer Iscol and Chef Guy Giordanengo provided a gluten-free consultation for Pasta Bella in Sebastopol.
May 12th, 2007 – Participated as a team in the Sonoma County Human Race to raise money for the Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign, and distributed literature and gluten-free product samples.
October 29, 2011 - Provided an education table to update internists on celiac disease and gluten intolerance at the American College of Physicians' Northern California chapter's annual conference in San Jose.
November 7, 2009 - “Update on Gluten Intolerance /Sensitivity,” presented by Amy Burkhart, MD, RD. at the Bay Area Nutrition Mini-Conference hosted by the Bay Area Dietetic Association and San Francisco State University dietetic internship program. Review nutritional management of celiac disease and learn more about the current research on gluten intolerance/ sensitivity. 4 CPEU’s. San Francisco State University Burk Hall, Room 2264. Contacts: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 531-9261.
June 11, 2009 - Celiac Disease Update for Sonoma County dietitians, dietetic technicians, and community members, through the Santa Rosa Junior College. Co-presented by Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, and North Bay Celiacs leader Jennifer Iscol. Contact: Sanna Delmonico, MS, RD. (707) 251-0550.
September 11 , 2008 - Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, presenting a Celiac Update for Grands Rounds at St. Helena Hospital.
July 25, 2008 - Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, presenting a Celiac Update for Grands Rounds at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa.
February 13th, 2008 - Advanced Celiac Update and gluten-free tasting for Napa County dietitians. Co-presented by Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, and North Bay Celiacs leader Jennifer Iscol.
July 23rd, 2007- Pauline Mysliewic, MD, MPH, presenting a Celiac Update for Grand Rounds at Kaiser Vallejo.
June 13th, 2007 - Pauline Mysliewic, MD, MPH, presenting a Celiac Update for Grand Rounds at Kaiser Napa. North Bay Celiacs provided a gluten-free tasting and information packets for the physicians.
June 5th, 2007 - Advanced Celiac Update and gluten-free tasting for the Redwood Emppire Dietitians Group at Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa. Co-presented by Kaiser pediatric dietitian Gail Prosser and North Bay Celiacs leader Jennifer Iscol.
North Bay Celiacs was founded in 2006 to provide evidence-based support to those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten intolerance who live in Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Mendocino, and Solano counties of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We carry out this mission by heightening awareness; educating the medical community, food purveyors and the general public; and by offering group and individual support.