Schaumburg, IL – April 22-23, 2017

When & Where

Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

April 22 & 23, 2017

10:00-4:00 pm on Saturday the 22nd

10:00-3:00 pm on Sunday the 23rd

Free Parking

Note: If the Convention Center parking lot is full when you arrive, there is additional free parking in the lots of the adjacent office buildings.

Concessions will be open for beverages and gluten-free salads.


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.


Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Click HERE for directions.



Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Saturday April 22, 2017-Euphoria Room, 2nd Floor
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Class:“Food Allergy and Gluten Sensitivity Testing: Conventional and Alternative Methods” Are you confused about all of the testing options? Learn about the various tests available today. We will discuss how your results correlate with testing for gluten sensitivity versus celiac disease and the current gold standard for measuring your gluten sensitivity.


Presenter(s): Peter Green, MD

Class:"Gluten, gluten-free, what's it all about?" What is all the fuss about going gluten-free? Dr. Peter Green is breaking down the basics of a gluten-free diet in this informative presentation.


Presenter(s): Kim Koeller

Class:"Tips, Tools and Tricks for Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Travel Around the World" Dream of traveling gluten free or with other food allergies? Want to travel the US and across the globe in spite of food concerns? Kim Koeller, celiac and world traveler with food allergies, shares her travel insights from visiting all 50 States and flying almost 3 million miles to six continents.


Presenter(s): Tiffany Hinton

Class:"5 Steps to Healing Your Inflammation" This educational course will teach you the five steps to heal your inflammation. Tiffany Hinton will share the answers you have been looking for to heal your gut and make your pain go away! (Booth 1008)

Sunday April 23, 2017-Euphoria Room, 2nd Floor
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Presenter(s): Cindy Kollar

Class:"Not Just Gluten Free ... Make It Low Carb!" Gluten free is a good first step, but to get the best health benefits, make it low carb, sugar free and all natural. Baking and cooking low carb food that is healthy and tastes great takes some practice, but it's a worthwhile endeavor. Cindy will show you her tricks, as well as tried and true recipes for baking low carb food that you can enjoy with your family and friends. (Booth 802.5)


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. (Booth 1008)


Class:"Dietitian Deepa Rediscovering the Art & Science of Nourishing" Identify the factors contributing to physical and mental wellness. Learn the basics of nourishing mind and body to prevent/treat diabetes, obesity, inflammation, arthritis/depression, insomnia, body pain, headaches and other chronic diseases. Learn the core principles of incorporating nutrient dense foods, stress management techniques and essential supplements to nourish yourself.


Cindy Kollar

Cindy has  been a type 1 diabetic for 42 years and have longed for good tasting, low carb, sugar free food that is “clean” and gluten free. It was through a school project that she developed her business and found that it fits my vision and mission: to help others like enjoy life by enjoying healthy and tasty food.

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Deepa Deshmukh, MPH, RD, BC-ADM, CDE

Deepa Deshmukh, MPH, RD, BC-ADM, CDE has a unique background that includes training in food science and nutrition. As one of only a handful of dietitians nationwide who are board certified in advanced diabetes management, her clinical expertise is second to none. She is also a certified diabetes educator and holds certificates in Adult Weight Management. She also provides insulin pump training and Diabetes Self Management Education for those coping with diabetes. Deepa is a member of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. She is also on a content expert panel for the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Many of Deepa’s recommendations are based on the principles of the ancient “Ayurvedic System of Medicine” where the focus is on healing and nourishing the body and mind by eating natural and wholesome foods. Her passion for wholesome food is evident by her ability to create recipes using in-season and natural ethnic ingredients that fit into one’s daily lifestyle. She uniquely blends both the Eastern and Western principles of nutrition to achieve optimal health.

Deepa is also a well-known speaker and instructor. Her most recent speaking engagements include the Gluten-Free Expo in Oakbrook and the joint meetings of the Chicago Nutrition Association and Kendall College in Chicago. She speaks regularly at the Whole Foods food allergy support groups and the Calvary Church in Naperville. She is frequently quoted in local newspapers and magazines and was most recently quoted by Naperville Family Magazine and WGN TV.

You can watch her recent video ” Healthy Meals…Mission Possible”.

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While she is trained and qualified to help you with a wide variety of concerns, her specialties include: Diabetes Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Adult and Pediatric Weight Management, Celiac Disease and Food Allergies.

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Heather Wisniewski, DC, DNM

Dr. Heather has been in practice for over 20 years doing nutritional healing. Her practice encompasses everyone from newborns to seniors. She treats a multitude of disorders with a focus on auto-immune, thyroid and gastrointestinal maladies. She has been working with patients on changing their nutritional lifestyles to prevent illness and improve their overall wellness.

Dr. Heather received her Chiropractic Degree in 2001 and went on to get her Doctorate of Natural Medicine in 2015. She has advanced certifications in N.E.T. (NeuroEmotional Techinique), CranioSacral Therapy, and NST (Neural Structural Integration Technique). In her practice she uses a combination of multiple allergy elimination techniques including: NAET and BioSet. She has taken classes on homeopathy, supplements, genetic testing and auto-immune diseases. She has been testing with the MSA system for over 20 years.

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Jen Cafferty

Jen Cafferty
CEO, The Gluten Free Media Group

Jen Cafferty is “all things gluten free.” As founder and CEO of The Gluten Free Media Group, Jen is a nationally recognized expert on connecting gluten-free brands to consumers in ways that help everyone live a better lifestyle. Not only does Jen run the largest gluten-free media group in the US, she and her family follow restricted diets due to a variety health concerns. With years of experience living a gluten-free lifestyle, Jen’s opinion has become the “seal of good housekeeping” for many brands, and she is considered to be one of the foremost experts in gluten-free living in North America.

As a Certified Health Coach and Chef, Jen frequently teaches lifestyle classes, writes articles and collaborates on gluten-free projects. Through the consulting division of her company, Jen collaborates with numerous CPG brands and retailers to ensure they are attaining their full marketing potential when reaching the free-from customer. Combining her personal and professional experience, Jen Cafferty truly has become a proponent for gluten-free and allergen-friendly living. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jen Cafferty at or 847-217-1317.

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Kim Koeller

Kim Koeller founded Gluten & Allergy Free Passport in 2005 to foster global social change and improve quality of life for those managing gluten free diets, celiac disease and food allergies.

A recognized pioneer in special diet travel, Kim is a published author and creator of the first-of-its-kind Let’s Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free series of Apple mobile apps, ethnic dining books, country travel kits, translation cards and research. These educational resources have won 20 quality and innovation excellence awards and been purchased in 60-plus countries.

As a frequent speaker at national and international industry conferences, Kim leverages her worldwide travel experiences of almost 3 million miles to six continents while personally living 100% gluten and allergy free due to celiac disease and food allergies. She has also been featured by National Geographic Traveler, Food & Drink, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NBC & ABC TV and other media worldwide.

Kim advises global clients on specialty food initiatives within consumer goods, health and hospitality as well as leading cross-industry business and technology solutions. As managing director of Horizon Group International and a former partner with Accenture, Kim also leverages her experience consulting on-site with clients in 13 countries across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South America.

Kim holds an MBA / Master in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor’s degree in the French Language from Purdue University with an immersive year study abroad program at the University of Strasbourg France.

Kim is an alumni mentor for Purdue Liberal Arts students and a founding board member of University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Connect with Kim at and on social media at GFAFPassport.

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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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Peter Green, MD

Peter HR 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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Tiffany Hinton

Tiffany Hinton is the author of the #1 Amazon best-sellers Gluten Free Mom Certified and Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage. She’s been called “Super Mom” by fellow Gluten-Free speaker and advocate Pam Jordan, I’m A Celiac. She is a Public Speaker, Blogger, Cook and Allergy Coach for the Gluten-Free community. She has written 11 cookbooks. She was recently a speaker at North Carolina State University during the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event. She is a regular speaker through out the US including the award winning Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo, where she signs books in the Author Area.

Tiffany has a compelling story that led to her gluten free lifestyle. She is not your average author and is a Person You Should Know. Tiffany is available for speaking engagements, book readings/signings, cooking demonstrations, as well as gluten and allergy free promotional events. She would be thrilled to work with any company that instills the same healthy lifestyle that she, the Gluten-Free Mom, promotes. Connect with Tiffany on Twitter or Facebook

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Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 N. Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173, US

Click HERE to make a reservation. Rooms must be booked no later than 3/30/17.

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