Mid-Willamette Valley Gluten Intolerance Group®
Support Group For Celiac Disease





MWVGIG is committed to helping those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance/allergy and their families manage life without gluten through support, understanding and knowledge; and to creating awareness in the medical community and general public of the need for early diagnosis and for living gluten-free.

MWVGIG is a branch of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, a leader in providing support, research-based information and innovative solutions to the problems of gluten-free living.

Newly diagnosed? Need to talk? We're here!

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

5:30 p.m. - Natural Grocer’s Food Demo

Party favorites with Rachel Hanson, Nutritional Health Coach, 5:30 to 6:30.

Followed by The Mid-Willamette valley GIG meeting: 6:30-7:30 p.m.,

4250 Commercial St NE, Salem, OR 97302

Future meetings:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 and Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Natural Grocers, Introduction to Gluten Free with Nadine Grzeskowiak, 6-7:30 p.m. Opportunities to purchase Nadine’s new book: Dough Nation. Nadine’s second week will address the Paleo diet - 4250 Commercial St NE, Salem, OR 97302 – look for GIG members and information about your Gluten Intolerance Group of the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Gluten Free Friends – McMinnville is exploring one of Dr. Perlmutter's dietary change recommendations, "fermentation". Jim Clements and Peggy Sarver will be sharing their experiences with kombucha, water kiefer, sauerkraut, garlic carrots, kimchi, pickles, and other ferments. Come, learn, explore, and share with us. If you would like a kombucha mother start, please bring a glass jar. First Baptist Church, Fireplace Room (enter at 125 SE Cowls Street, McMinnville.) glutenfreefriendsmcminnville@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at The Gluten Free Place in Newport from 5:30-7 p.m.
Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN BSN CEN, the Gluten Free RN will address How to Live Gluten-Free: This is a great class for beginners and those more 'seasoned' with the gluten-free diet. You will learn the basics of gluten intolerance and celiac disease, testing options, where gluten might be hiding in your diet, how to tweak your diet for optimal results, and what it means to lead a gluten-free lifestyle. Located at: The Gluten Free Place, Sea Towne, 1654 N. Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, Gluten Free Friends – McMinnville, Thanksgiving potluck
for more info: glutenfreefriendsmcminnville@gmail.com (First Baptist Church, enter at 125 SE Cowls Street, McMinnville.)

Saturday, November 21, 2015, Healthy Living and Gluten Free Expo in Salem, OR
Link to Healthy Living and Gluten Free Expo
Volunteer Opportunities are available.

For more information about this group or Celiac contact:
Becky Crooke, Branch Manager 503.949.3779
Debi Olson (Salem) Cell: 503.884.3402
Karen Tresser (Albany, Corvallis area) 541.791.1464

G-F Friendly Restaurants in Albany

G-F Friendly Restaurants in Corvallis

G-F Friendly Restaurants in Salem

Celiac Related Links
Salem Area Fast Food

Please remember to always check with your server or the restaurant manager to ensure the meal is gluten-free. Menus and policies can change at any time!

Salem R.O.C.K. or Raising Our Celiac Kids is a local chapter of the national support group founded by Dana Korn. (The ROCK Group)

Children and their families meet every other month, usually on the second Sunday of the month from 2-4 p.m. The group is free and open to all children and their friends and families who are living a gluten-free lifestyle.
For more information please contact Kristen Klay, the Salem chapter leader.
Telephone: (503) 581-3884 or email: kristenklay@yahoo.com


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