April NCA News


Monthly e-newsletter serving the celiac and gluten-free community

Many thanks to our colleagues at the Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School, with whom we planned the 2017 Celiac Symposium: Medical Myths and Milestones. On Saturday April 1, a capacity crowd heard from top-notch speakers, visited with a variety of vendors and enjoyed gluten-free food all day. Hope everybody who was able to come enjoyed this amazing day! Members and attendees, stay tuned for speaker slides and videos from the day.

Yours in health,
Lee Graham, Executive Director

Volunteer Opportunity

  • 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.

Globe GRANT Advertising

Are you a Boston Globe subscriber? If so, watch your email or your mailbox for information from the Globe about GRANT (Globe Readers and Non-Profits Together), a program offering Globe subscribers the opportunity to show their support for a non-profit organization at no cost. Please consider designating National Celiac Association as your preferred 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Click here to redeem your voucher. Thank you for supporting National Celiac Association!

Monthly Group Meetings

membership-necoGroup 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.

Can’t make it to one of the meetings but want support? Contact NCA or a group leader; we are here to help!

Other Upcoming Events

The NCA Advisory Board will meet on Monday April 24 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 NCA member to get a $10 discount on registration.

The next Gluten-Free North End Market Tours are taking place on Saturdays April 8 and May 13.

  • Register through Newton Community Ed for a gluten-free cooking class taught by Sharon Wanunu: Move Over Macaroons on April 4, Lovin’ Lemon on Friday May 5, Bagels and bread on Friday May 19 or Quiches, Pies and Tarts on Friday June 6. All classes take place in West Roxbury, MA and run from 10 am to 1 pm.

Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free in the News

Webinars and Podcasts

Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) hosted a webinar about Gluten-free vs. Gluten-removed beer. Watch it here.

Celiac exchange student looking for host family

iE USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and understanding through intercultural exchange, is looking for a host family for a student with celiac disease. Maria is a 16 year old girl from Spain who wishes to live with a family in the US who understands celiac disease. Please contact the co-ordinator, Rosi, by phone at 978-667-0632 or 508-527-7526 or email for more information.

Dining Out Notes

A member dined at La Famiglia Giorgio’s in the North End and was pleased by the knowledge of the staff and the extent of GF offerings.

A member recommends 110 Grill thanks to its very large GF menu. It has branches in MA and NH.

Have you had a positive dining out experience that you’d like to share with others? If so, let us know.

Product Finds & Notes

  • Starbucks has some new gluten-free offerings, including a breakfast sandwich, which is produced in a GF facility and sealed in its own bag and Goodie Girl Mint Slim cookies.
  • Gluten-Free Watchdog is investigating Glutenetto cookies that are labeled GF but have an ingredient sticker that lists wheat flour as the first ingredient. The manufacturer believes that the product is gluten-free.
  • The store shelves are stocked with Passover treats, many which happen to be gluten-free. What is your favorite find at this time of year?
  • Here is a list of gluten-free Easter treats.

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!

Pork Roast
The flavors in this recipe are pungent, deep, and delicious. Wow your family with this one.

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NCA Giveaway

Would you like a copy of The Best-Ever Wheat-And-Gluten-Free Baking Book by Mary Ann Wenniger and Mace Wenniger? If so, send us an email with your name and mailing address by April 14.

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