San Mateo, CA – Nov. 18-19, 2017

When & Where

Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

November 18 & 19, 2017

10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday the 18th

10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday the 19th

Parking is $12 a day. Please park in the East Parking Lot and enter through Gate 7.


Safety is Our First Priority

By entering the exhibit hall, you are accepting the following:

The show is not 100% free from any potential allergen, as it is hosted in a multi-use venue. All visitors must be aware of their health situation, take appropriate precautions and carry necessary medication.

The show is meant to meet the needs of people with a diverse array of health conditions. All products are gluten free however, many booths do contain other allergens.

Not all items at the show are certified gluten-free. Also, some items are made in shared facilities but meet certification and government requirements. It is up to each individual to read labels before using, consuming or purchasing products.

You know your health situation better than anyone else. If you are not able to tolerate a product, do not sample.

The products and advice of exhibitors are not endorsed in any way by the show organizers. Show organizers take no responsibility for discussions between visitors and exhibitors, nor for any situation that may occur as a result of those conversations.






San Mateo County Event Center-Fiesta Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 574-3247

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Saturday November 18, 2017 - Sponsored by Dr. Schar USA and presented by Presented by Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Health Care
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Class:"Demystifying Celiac Disease – From Symptoms to Diagnosis" Overall classic celiac “diagnosis and treatment,” presented by the directors of the Stanford Celiac Disease Program, Drs. Nasim Khavari and Nielsen Fernandez-Becker. The presentations will include discussion specific to celiac vs. NCGS/NCWS/FODMAPs, highlighting all the services available within the Stanford Celiac Disease Program.


Presenter(s): Peter H.R. Green, MD

Class:“Gluten-Related Disorders: Follow-Up Treatment & Future Therapies” After a diagnosis of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity – what’s next? Dr. Green will discuss clinical management of gluten-related disorders (celiac and non-celiac gluten or wheat sensitivity), including follow-up visits, vaccinations, and poorly responsive and refractory celiac disease. He will also review the exciting array of non-dietary therapies that are under development.


Class:"Debunking the Myths Around Celiac Disease and Food Allergies" The expert panel will discuss gluten-related disorders (celiac disease, NCGS/NCWS, low FODMAPS), allergy and immunology responses in both pediatric and adults patients, while inviting audience questions and participation!


Class:"Food Allergy Facts – What Helps to Improve or Worsen Your Food Allergy Symptoms" A focused discussion around nut and overall food allergies (including gluten), including interesting facts around the science of immunology.

Sunday November 19, 2017 Sponsored by Dr. Schar USA
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Class:"Gluten: The Gut, Brain & Skin Connection" Learn how gluten and other foods can impact every aspect of your health. Nadine will discuss how you can maintain or regain your health using food as medicine.


Presenter(s): Aneta E. Reska, MS, RD

Class:"Gluten-Free Holidays" With the holidays around the corner, those of us on the gluten-free diet may be getting anxious over what to eat at the family table. But fret no more! Whether cooking from scratch or picking store-bought gluten-free food, there are many options out there for us to choose from. Join Aneta in discussing how to make your holidays festive and safe for those on the gluten-free diet.


Class:"Gluten Free Baking 101" Resources on how to bake gluten free, and an overview of what's great and what's not great on the market. How to replace gluten and create flour mixes to achieve different textures in your baked goods. Various egg and dairy substitutes as well. For example, 5 chocolate chip cookie recipes - each with a different type of flour.


Aneta E. Reska, MS, RD

Aneta is an in-house dietitian with Dr. Schar USA, Inc., a manufacturer of gluten-free foods.
She also holds a M.S. degree in Psychology. Aneta was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2012, and has been gluten-free since.

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Gretchen Gilbaugh, RD

Gretchen Gilbaugh, RD is a Clinical Dietitian Level IV Nutrition Support Specialist in the Celiac Disease Program and on the Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Care Team at Stanford Children’s Health.

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Nadine Grzeskowiak RN, BSN, CEN


Founder of Gluten Free RN, Celiac Nurse Consulting, Professional Expert Speaker, Author of DOUGH NATION, Podcast: Gluten Free RN




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Nasim Khavari, MD, MPH

Dr. Khavari is the director of the Celiac Disease clinic at Stanford Children’s Health, which provides families with a full spectrum of expert care and education around symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease, food allergies, non-celiac gluten sensitivity as well as other related gastrointestinal conditions.

Dr. Khavari is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Stanford University where she supervises fellows and residents at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

She received her medical degree from University of Minnesota and went on to complete an internship and residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and a fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Khavari also received a Masters in Public Health in Nutrition from Harvard University.

Dr. Khavari’s overall clinical and research interests are around celiac disease, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease, nutrition and allergies in children.





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Neha Shah, MPH, RD, CNSC

Neha Shah, MPH, RD, CNSC, is a clinical dietitian and a nutrition support specialist at Stanford Health Care.

She joined the Digestive Health Center at Stanford Health Care in 2010 and the Liver Clinic in 2014 to inaugurate and build Nutrition Services.

Neha works as part of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition care team where she provides medical nutrition therapy to those patients diagnosed with various GI and liver disorders, including celiac disease, food allergies, and other conditions.

As part of her work as a registered dietitian who supports the GI team, Neha helps develop nutrition plans and provides nutrition education as needed, including ongoing teaching the concepts of the gluten-free diet to patients and families.  Her aim is to empower her patients and families to implement nutritional strategies to resolve nutritional issues and symptoms for overall good health.

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Nielsen Fernandez-Becker, MD, PhD

Dr. Fernandez-Becker is board-certified gastroenterologist, celiac disease specialist, motility specialist and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University.

She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and went on to complete a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Fernandez-Becker’s overall clinical and research interests are around immunological diseases including celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, and food allergies. She is currently involved in research to determine the trigger that leads to celiac disease as well as a clinical trial on peanut allergy and creating tolerance. “Food allergies are so rampant; if we understand how to treat peanut allergies, perhaps we can apply those findings to other allergies,” said Dr. Fernandez-Becker of the study. She has also been a guest on KQED national public radio speaking about the pathophysiology of celiac disease.



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Peter H.R. Green, MD

Peter H.R. Green, MD is the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and Director of The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.

Dr. Green received his medical degree from University of Sydney, Australia. After completing his Residency and GI fellowship in Sydney he became a Research fellow at Harvard Medical School and in the Gastroenterology Department at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology as well as a Member of the American Gastroenterologic Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. In addition, he has lectured on celiac disease at many medical institutions throughout the United States as well as national and international meetings. Dr. Green has more than 200 research publications on celiac disease. Additional information is available at



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Rosa Dixon and Milia Lando

Rosa Dixon and Milia Lando are owners of a wholesale gluten free allergen free wholesale bakery in Northern California. They currently sell baked goods to Whole Foods, Safeway, Market Center, Walmart, Market of Choice, and many other retailers in the Western Region. They are two moms, childhood best friends, and now business partners passionate about providing delicious baked goods for their families, and yours.

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Sayantani (Tina) Sindher, MD

Dr. Sindher joined the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research at Stanford University in January 2017. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine, division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. She divides her time between clinical trials and outpatient clinical care of pediatric and adult allergy and immunology patients. Tina completed her Pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, NY and her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Philadelphia, PA. While at CHOP, she was a sub-investigator on multiple food allergy trials and participated in laboratory research focused on characterizing the peripheral and epithelial immune regulatory responses in children and adults with eosinophilic esophagitis.


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