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Getting the Most from your Gluten-Free Diet: Adaptations, Budgeting and Access for All

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Join us for the combined Harvard Medical School Celiac Research & Education Program and the National Celiac Association’s Spring 2024 “Ask the Experts” webinar. Speakers will present on selected topics for 60 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, on Thursday, May 30, 2024, from 1- 2:15 pm ET.

Lauren Fiechtner, MD, MPh, Director of Nutrition, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Mass General for Children; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; and Senior Health and Research Advisor, Greater Boston Food Bank, will discuss the increased risk of food insecurity and its clinical presentation in children and adolescents on special diets, such as celiac disease, and highlight current work being done to improve access to food assistance programs. Soran R. Bozorg, MD, who is pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology and Health Economics at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, will discuss the effects of the high cost of the gluten-free diet and the general economic burden to individuals with celiac disease and societies worldwide. Carla Carter, OTR/L, Director of Outreach and Programming with the National Celiac Association, will address fighting hunger in the nationwide gluten-free population and how individuals can cleverly adapt to a gluten-free diet in cost-effective ways, touching on food access, shopping, storing and preparing gluten-free food.

Chris Rich, Executive Director of the National Celiac Association, will introduce the webinar, which will be moderated by Vanessa Weisbrod, Chief Education and Community Engagement Officer for the Celiac Disease Foundation. A Q&A session will follow the presentations; please submit general questions when you register or during the webinar on the Zoom platform.

Register now: https://partners.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AyIy8fcDTCenpN4xK3ZONg#/registration

Please note: This is an educational webinar, and no information is intended for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Please seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): This course (220323-RSS) is approved by the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Continuing Education Department for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ for physicians, 1.25 contact hours for nurses, 1.25 ACE CE continuing education credits for social workers, and 1.25 CEUs for Registered Dietitians. Instructions for claiming credits will be made available during the webinar and transcripts will be available within 30 days.