May is Celiac Awareness Month! There are many great events put on by the Celiac Disease Foundation, including the Foundation's annual Education Conference. This year the Conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Universal City. I had a chance to attend last year's Conference and was very happy I did -- I connected with other Celiacs, reconnected with friends, and tried a lot of great gluten free samples. I definitely recommend this conference to anybody interested in learning more about Celiac Disease, gluten free products on the market, or people who are newly diagnosed and looking to commiserate with other Celiacs. Check out my post on last year's conference here.
Prior to this year's Conference, Pam McD's, a new gluten free shop in Burbank, will be hosting an event on May 9th from 11am to 2pm in coordination with the Celiac Disease Foundation to kick off Celiac Awareness Month. This is a totally FREE event and will see several vendors sampling gluten free products for attendees.
Rudi's Gluten Free will be giving out grilled cheese sandwiches, P.F. Chang's will be there with some gluten free goodie bags, and the L.A.-based (and newly launched) XO Baking Co. will be debuting some of its treats. Members of the Celiac Disease Foundation will also be present to answer any questions you may have.
While I'm deep in the middle of finals (sorry for the lack of posts recently!) I'm going to take the time out to visit Pam McD's for the first time for this great event.
Do you love it or do you love it?
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3516 Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505 (Map)