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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Happy Celiac Awareness Month–May 2012

News:

  • PLEASE support legislation to support labeling of gluten in medications.  Write to your local Congress person here!  http://www.capwiz.com/celiac/issues/alert/?alertid=61277271&type=CO
  • I was honored to receive the “Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year” award from the Virginia Dietetics Association for 2012.  I’ve been tremendously fortunate to have such a wonderful job that I love so much.

As I’m sure you know, May is Celiac Awareness Month.  To celebrate, here are some great resources!

Celiac Disease and a Gluten-free Diet Videos: a collection of 10 videos on Youtube with

Dr. John Snyder, Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology at CNMC in DC

  • What is Celiac & who has it?
  • Signs, symptoms
  • Testing, diagnosis and follow up

Dr. Gary Kaplan, Medical Director of Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

  • Gluten sensitivity

Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD (me!) Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

  • What is gluten and where is it found?
  • Label reading, with examples
  • Oats, cross contamination
  • FAQs

For more fun, here are my top 25 people to follow on Twitter for great gluten-free information, recipes and more!  And I’m CherylHarrisRD

Stellar information:

@CeliacAlliance

@CeliacResearch

@CeliacCentral

@CureCeliac

@GFMelissa

@Shelleycase

@triciathompson

@RachelBegunRD

Amazing recipes

@GingerLemonGirl

@elanaspantry

@KarinaAllrich

@Glutenfreegirl

@RickiHeller

Out and about tips (& some local ones!)

@MarylandCeliac

@DCCeliacs

@Celiacprincess

@gfreeislife

@gftravelsite

A mix ‘o wonderful & lifestyle tips:

@Delightgfmag

@JulesGlutenFree

@Shirleygfe

@midlife_celiac

@gfliving

@TheSpicyRD

@Triumphdining

Did I leave out one of your favorites?  Let me know in the comments!

Events

Come join me for a class at Vienna Whole Foods on May 30th!

Wednesday, May 30th

Becoming A Gluten Free Detective

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Free
Whole Foods Market Vienna Cafe

Join registered dietitian and wellness coach Cheryl Harris RD from Harris Whole Health as she shows how to find   gluten free products.  While our in store nutritionist, Barclay Todd will cook up a tasty gluten free dish. May is Celiac Awareness month, and many people are affected by gluten, even if they don’t have Celiac disease. Learn the health behind the diet at this sample filled class. RSVP to  viennaclasses (at) wholefoods.com.

Walk to support the Center for Celiac Research! Making Tracks for Celiacs is on May 6th, 2012.

5K Fun Run/Walk
Bluemont Park
329 N. Manchester Street
Arlington, VA 22203

DC Area Metro Celiac Organization
Next Meeting Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Rockville Public Library

Meeting Topic: “Gluten-Free Vacations”

Speaker: Diane Eblin is a Certified Health Coach www.thewholegang.org

Vendor: Happy Tart Bakery – A Gluten-Free Patisserie ( www.happytartbakery.com )

Location: Rockville Public Library

www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries/branchinfo/be.asp

Harris Whole Health offers individual sessions, family sessions and group classes to help people eat healthier and feel better! Whether you are dealing with a specific health concern, or if you just want to feel and look better, Cheryl can help you achieve your goals. For an appointment with Cheryl Harris, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, please click here or call 571-271-8742.

2 Comments on “Happy Celiac Awareness Month–May 2012”


  1. Thanks so much for the shout out Cheryl. I’m honored to be included on your list! Big congrats too on your award-you deserve it!!


  2. Cheryl, what a fabulous resource page! I’m so honored to be in your listing, especially in that category–I love that “label”! 🙂

    Shirley

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