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Register now for All About Food:

An afternoon to celebrate all of the food we can enjoy!

The All About Food Workshop Meeting will be held on Sunday November 2nd from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m at Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, MA. There will be time to visit with a variety of vendors offering gluten free items for sampling or purchasing. Attendees will also be able to choose two workshops from an exciting line up of presenters:

Chef Shilpi Ranjan of EZCompliments Gillian O'Callaghan Laurie Higgins, MS, RD, LDN, CDE Kevin Harron, CEO of Burtons Grill

     Besan (Chickpea Flour): the Magic Flour with Shilpi Ranjan

  1.      Gluten Free Thanksgiving with Gillian O'Callaghan
  2.      Newly Diagnosed with Laurie Higgins, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
  3.      Safe Gluten Free Dining Out with Kevin Harron and chefs from Burtons Grill
  4.      The Versatile Protein: Lentils with Shilpi Ranjan

The cost to attend the All About Food Workshop Meeting is $35 for members and up to 3 family members or $45 for non-members.

Click here to register for the All About Food afternoon.


Please note: workshop choices are first come, first served. We expect some workshops to fill to capacity so please register early to ensure that you get seats in your preferred workshops.


Celebrating Halloween?


Click here for a list of GF Halloween treats.


Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN on Local Television


Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN was featured on a segment of This Mom Needs Help that covered celiac disease.

The show has already aired, but you can watch it online at Search for Season 2, Episode 2 Gluten Free, the 6/15/2014 episode.





Monthly Electronic Newsletter, NECO News


Click here to view the October 2014 e-newsletter.

Click here to view the September 2014 e-newsletter.

Click here to view the August 2014 e-newsletter.



New Monthly Group Meetings!


With the addition of meetings just starting in Glastonbury, CT, Quincy, MA and Westfield, MA, we now host 12 monthly  group meetings in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut each month. The goal of these meetings is to foster conversation in an intimate setting about living gluten free. Monthly group meetings provide the opportunity opportunity to talk about managing celiac disease. There are no set agendas, and there is no charge to attend. Just drop in!

Meetings take place each month in Boston, East Greenwich RI, Fall River, Glastonbury CT, Hingham, Natick, Needham, Providence RI, Quincy, Reading, Seekonk and Westfield.

Check the calendar for the full schedule and location of each meeting.

Recent Book Releases

Alessio Fasano, MD, founder and director of the Center for Celiac Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children has released a book with Susie Flaherty titled Gluten Freedom: The Nation's Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy Gluten Free Lifestyle.

With sections on Gluten Enters the Picture, Learning to Live Without Gluten, Gluten-Free for Life, Going Beyond Gluten and Making Wishes Become True, this thorough book is a great read for anybody following the gluten free diet.


Marina Keegan was diagnosed with celiac disease at a young age. Her brother Pierce, who also has celiac disease, worried about how some families could afford gluten free foods and together the family started Pierce's Pantry. Marina died tragically in a car crash just a few days after graduating magna cum laude from Yale University in 2012.

The Opposite of Loneliness is a collection of Marina's essays and stories compiled by her parents and one of her professors. Currently on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction best seller list, The Opposite of Loneliness is worth a read.


Beth Israel Deaconess Hosts Comprehensive Website On Nutritional Management of Celiac Disease

The Celiac Now website has added a Frequently Asked Questions section. The FAQ section catalogs over 50 questions and answers specific to celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston hosts , a free, comprehensive website for the nutritional management of celiac disease. This site can also be helpful to people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

The website was written by expert BIDMC Celiac Center clinicians and their colleagues, and edited by expert gastroenterologists and dietitians.

Celiac Now

Three levels of information are provided for each topic – from very basic to more advanced – to appeal to a variety of readers, including clinicians.

The website content includes “Key Points,” “Take-Home Messages,” graphics, handouts, quizzes, a glossary and other resources.


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