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Help us support the Center for Celiac Research by joining our team (CCSG-Team Chesapeake) at the Baltimore Walk/Run on October 5th or by donating to the team. Follow this link http://www.celiacwalk.org/ , click “more” under “Team Rank” on the right of the page, then find CCSG-Team Chesapeake. Join us… the more the merrier!!

*** VOLUNTEERS ALSO NEEDED *** See below for details

Our Next Meeting:

Friday, September 12, 2014  6:30-8:30 p.m.

AAMC’s Belcher Pavilion – 7th floor

2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401


  • 6:30p – 7:00p – Meet, Greet & Eat!  Meet other members, ask questions, share experiences, and sample goodies.
  • 7:00p – 8:30p – Vendor Profile — Jules Shepard gives an update on the restart of her “new” company gfJules and Program — Jules Shepard — “Update on the FDA and Gluten Free Food Labeling”

Please join us in welcoming back our good friend — and advocate for the gluten free community — Jules Shepard. Jules didn’t set out to lead, inspire and advocate for the gluten-free community. But to anyone who knows her, it’s no surprise she does. Over the past several years Jules has developed her own gluten free all-purpose flour blend; written three books; and traveled extensively – speaking to, teaching and encouraging gluten-free consumers, businesses and trade gatherings. A few years ago when the FDA appeared stuck in neutral regarding long-overdue gluten-free food labeling regulations, Jules brought the gluten-free community together and built an 11-foot-tall, one-ton gluten-free cake to get the FDA’s attention. The FDA not only attended the event, but promised to front-burner the legislation, which it did. The resulting gluten-free food labeling regulations finally went into effect on August 5, 2014.

At our September meeting, Jules will update us on the restart of her “new” company gfJules. She will also be selling a limited supply of her GF flour blend for those whose supplies are running low or who want to try a great product! Jules will also briefly recap the history of the “cake event” and then will move to a Q&A discussion. Bring your questions about how the FDA rules apply to shoppers and dining out or any other questions related to GF baking or living. Join us for what is certain to be a fun and informative evening.

Directions for driving and parking – (http://www.aahs.org/gethere/hsp_driving.php)

Please remember, if possible, to bring a non-perishable, gluten free item for a local food bank.

SEE YOU ON FRIDAY September 12th!

Membership in CCSG is never required to attend a meeting!

*** VOLUNTEERS FOR CFCR BALTIMORE WALK/RUN *** Volunteers are needed for setup the day before and on race day, to coordinate volunteers and vendor assignments and locations, to man the registration tables, hand out t-shirts, provide water on the course, direct runners at the start and finish of the race, plus a lot of things that will be determined as race day gets closer. Dependent on the volunteer activity, some volunteers will be able to participateate in the walk/run if they wish. If you are willing to help in any capacity or have any questions related to the event, please contact Dan Sturgeon via email (dsturgeon@partners.org) or cell phone (410-562-9678).

Chesapeake Celiac Support Group, Inc. (CCSG) cancellation policy follows the Anne Arundel County School System closings. If schools are closed for the day or close early because of weather, the meeting is cancelled. If schools open late and close at the regular time, the Celiac meeting is held as scheduled.

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