Celiac Disease (CD) is a genetically linked autoimmune disorder that affects an estimated 3 million Americans. In people with CD, eating certain types of grain-based products sets off an immune response that causes damage to the small intestine. This, in turn, interferes with the small intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients found in food, leading to malnutrition and a variety of other complications.
Celiac Disease is completely controllable with a few dietary adjustments. So take the next step to getting better and let us help you. Please stop by the Gluten-Free Expo to discuss ways to control Celiac Disease and find resources in Roanoke.
The event is sponsored by Carilion Clinic and Kroger and will feature a variety of local vendors providing cooking demonstrations and samplings of gluten-free food, games for the kids and drawings.
The Expo is free and open to the public
- Location: The Expo will take place inside Tanglewood Mall near A.C. Moore’s entrance, between Stein Mart and Bath and Body Works
- Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012
- Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Special thanks to the following sponsors: Carilion Clinic, Kroger, Barnes & Noble, Pino Gelato, Local Roots and Nature’s Outlet.
Submitted by Tina Renick, RD Clinical Dietitian, Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital.