Members meet on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 am to Noon (except in January and August) at the Prairie Park Apartments. The address is 6530 Schroeder Road. The building is on the corner of Schroeder and Struck, just south of the Post Office. Please arrive early as the entry way is security locked.
We enjoy a variety of activities, including updates on research news and celiac disease in the media, speakers from the medical community, opportunities to try new gluten-free products, recipe sharing, and potluck celebrations.
Saturday, November 8
Saturday, December 13
Saturday, October 11 - Speaker: Christine Berndt-Miles, RD, CD
Christine will present a synopsis of the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Allergen certification program, which she completed this August. Her presentation will include some excellent "back of the house" food handling information that will help facilitate conversations with restaurant personnel.
Food Pantry Items Needed: Please consider bringing a gluten free item to donate to the food pantry. They can take everything GF such as mixes, soups, pasta, cereal, breads, crackers, rice. Baking mixes and foods that kids enjoy are particularly appreciated.
The following events are listed as a service to members. They are neither sponsored by nor endorsed by MAGIC.
Saturday, October 11 Free Screening Day 2014 at the University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center will hold its Annual Free Blood Screening, plus Q&A Panel and Gluten-Free Vendor Fair on October 11th, 2014, from 9 am to 1pm.
All are welcome! To be screened, you must consume gluten daily for 12 weeks prior to the test. Pre-registration is mandatory. Registration opens on September 15. You must have a risk factor such as a close relative with celiac disease, a related condition or a symptom in order to register. This test is not available for children under 2 years of age.
A more detailed list of related conditions is available here.
To learn more about symptoms of celiac disease, click here.
These events will be held at The University of Chicago Medicine, Duchossis Center for Advanced Medicine. Don't forget, the Q&A Panel and Gluten-Free Vendor Fair do not require registration and are free and open to all! Check out the web site for more info.