Statement on Arsenic in Rice

Updated articles on arsenic in the gluten-free diet: Special Report on Arsenic in Rice Questions and answers for the celiac disease and gluten sensitivity community Luis Espino, Ph.D., Rice Farm Advisor at the University of California Cooperative Extension responds to concerns from the celiac community about arsenic in rice. Dr. Espino kindly provided this information in response to questions asked by Ellen Switkes, former leader of the Oakland Celiac Support Group. Edited with the permission of Dr. Espino and Ellen Switkes by Jennifer Iscol, president of the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California. The Consumer Reports article published online for...

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NorCal Gluten-Free Alliance

NorCal Gluten-Free Alliance is an informal networking group for leaders in the gluten-free community in Northern California. Members include: 1. Nonprofit support group leaders (independent support groups and those affiliated with one of the four national celiac disease and gluten sensitivity nonprofit foundations) and partners at other nonprofits 2. Owners and managers of businesses serving the gluten-free community (restaurants and food manufacturing) 3. Bloggers and authors writing primarily about gluten-free topics 4. Members of the media with an interest in celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity 5. Medical professionals (MDs and RDs) with an interest in celiac disease and non-celiac...

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Events Archive

Events Archive For upcoming events, please see the Events Calendar and join our list on any page of this website. 2019 November 16-17, 2019 – Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California provided a booth with information and educational materials, with medical questions addressed by volunteer Neha Shah, MPH, RD, at the Nourished Festival in San Mateo, CA. July 21-27, 2019 – Administered two sessions of overnight summer camp for over 200 children with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity at Camp Celiac at Camp Arroyo, in its thirteenth year, in partnership with The Taylor Family Foundation. January-March 2019 – Guided student project to survey...

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Media Media Inquiries: Jennifer Iscol Interviews and press releases: [Medical education and public awareness events are posted separately.] May 22, 2019 – Board member Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, interviewed on Doctor Radio, Sirius XM Channel 110 to discuss Celiac Disease in honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month May 16, 2019 – Board president Jennifer Iscol and family interviewed for Ensia article featuring a celiac study she facilitates for Dr. Alessio Fasano of Massachusetts General Hospital for Children:  “What Three Generations of California Families Can Tell us About the Links Between Our Health and Our Environment” April 23, 2019 – Board member Amy Burkhart,...

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Newsletter Past newsletters are archived here. After early 2018 we discontinued sending out articles and announcements in a newsletter format. Please subscribe to our list from the subscription form on any page of this website to receive our blog and announcements. 2018 January/February 2018 – Newsletter 2017 December 2017 – Gluten-Free/Allergen-Friendly Food Giveaway and Holiday Tailgate Party December 2017 – Camp Celiac 2018 dates November 2017 – Newsletter October 2017 – North Bay Fires: Housing and Volunteer Need October 2017 – North Bay Fire Evacuees: Direct Assistance October 2017 – Newsletter June 2017 – Sponsor Spotlight: Stanford’s Contributions to Celiac Disease June/July 2017 – Newsletter May 2017 – Newsletter May 2017 – San Jose Earthquakes Fundraiser February 2017 – Newsletter 2016 December 2016  – Holidays December 2016  – Celiac research December 2016 – Camp Celiac September 2016  – Newsletter July/ August 2016  – Newsletter April/May 2016 – Newsletter March 2016  – Newsletter February 2016  – Newsletter January 2016  – Newsletter 2015 December 2015 – Newsletter November 2015 – Newsletter October 2015 – Newsletter September 2015 – Newsletter July/August 2015 – Newsletter June 2015 – Newsletter May 2015 – Newsletter April 2015 – Newsletter February/March 2015 – Special 3-Part Report: Arsenic in Rice February Update 2015 – Newsletter January 2015 – Newsletter 2014 December 2014 – Newsletter November 2014 – Newsletter October 2014 – Newsletter September 2014 – Newsletter July/August 2014 – Newsletter June 2014 – Newsletter May 2014 – Newsletter April 2014 – Newsletter March 2014 – Newsletter February 2014 – Newsletter January 2014 – Newsletter 2013 December 2013 – Newsletter November...

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