Dallas, TX – Nov 15-16, 2014

When & Where


Nov 15-16, 2014

9-3 pm

Free Parking

Eventbrite - The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo


Dallas Market Hall – North Hall
2200 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

(214) 655-6100 or (214) 744-7444



Early bird discounts! Now through Oct 31, get discounts off advance ticket prices! Just click "apply promotional code" below and enter EARLYBIRD for $5 off adult tickets and EARLYKIDS for $2 off kids tickets. If you are purchasing both adult and kids tickets, enter one code first and click apply, then enter the second code and click apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Full-price tickets ($20 per adult and $5 per child (over the age of 3) will be on sale at the event if we do not sell out in advance.


Class Name


Class:"Immunity and Food: The Intersection Between Foods & the Immune System" How gluten and other food proteins play a role in leaky gut, autoimmunity and disease and what you can do to take control of your health.


Presenter(s): Oonagh Williams

Class:"The Power of Food – The best medicine or the worst poison for your body." Chef Oonagh is not going to push a raw food diet (with NE winters, get real), or have you give up your favorite foods (as if we would want to). Chef Oonagh will help you understand how the food you commonly eat can be causing other problems - beyond high cholesterol, but including arthritis, female problems, headaches, diabetes, fatigue etc. Chef Oonagh will explain the new FDA proposed food labeling; is GMO a good thing?; soy and corn everywhere; how much sugar is too much sugar?; all the new cooking oils, new sugars, new grains, trans fat, hydrogenated, "fat free"; and the increasing number of food allergies, not just gluten free.


Class:"Auto-Immune Diseases: It's Hard to Have Just One" Learn the importance of recognizing the connection between celiac disease and other auto-immune diseases & how to effectively treat and manage auto-immune issues with anti-inflammatory foods. Nadine is a Registered Nurse with years of critical care experience. She ended up with several auto-immune issues by the age of 40 and utilizing an auto-immune food protocol, resolved her symptoms. You can too.


Class:"The Gluten Conundrum What is gluten, why am I sensitive, and even though I've given up gluten, why do I still feel bad?" Dr. O'Brien will discuss why its important, with conditions ranging from gluten sensitivity to celiac disease, to avoid gluten and many other foods which may react in similar ways in our bodies (aka cross-react with gluten). She will discuss multiple different diet options, how they are similar and how they differ, and what we can do to lead a normal life amidst this chaos and confusion.

Class Name


Class:"Immunity and Food: The Intersection Between Foods & the Immune System" How gluten and other food proteins play a role in leaky gut, autoimmunity and disease and what you can do to take control of your health.


Presenter(s): Vanessa Maltin Weisbrod

Class:"Nutrition and Gluten-Free Baking" Curious about the dozens and dozens of gluten-free flours on the marketplace? This presentation will look at some of the most popular gluten-free flour replacements (white rice flour, brown rice flour, almond flour, teff, millet, coconut flour, sorghum flour, soy flour, etc) and teach attendees how to convert their favorite baking recipes into gluten-free alternatives. Furthermore, the presentation will look at the nutritional properties of each of the gluten-free ingredients and explore how to boost nutrition in household recipe favorites. The class will also look at gluten-free all-purpose flours and help participants decide which blend is the best for their family.


Presenter(s): Tiffany Hinton

Class:"Raising A Child Gluten Free" Learn how to keep your child safe at home and away. Tiffany Hinton a mom of children with food allergies will teach you how to keep your own child smiling with safe kitchen tips, snack ideas, birthday party solutions, traveling and more.


Presenter(s): Carol Kicinski

Class:"Get Rid of Toxins – in your Diet and in your Life!" Carol Kicinski, over 20 years living the gluten-free lifestyle, tells her personal story of how going gluten free changed not just her health but her life – informative, always humorous, entertaining and uplifting!


Christina O'Brien
Dr. Christina O’Brien, DC, RD, DACNB

Dr. Christina O’Brien, DC, RD, DACNB has been in the healthcare field for over 15 years. She began her career as a Registered Dietitan 15 years ago and went on to become a Chiropractor, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and is certified in Acupuncture. Her philosophy is a holistic one and she believes that the power that made the body also has the ability to heal the body. She has seen her vision come true in the wellness center she has created in Lewisville, TX. Complete Health & Wellness is an all-encompassing clinic where people come to get help with many conditions, ranging from back pain to autoimmunity. Dr. O’Brien specializes in helping autoimmune conditions, neurological imbalances and working with children on the Autistic spectrum through the use of Functional Neurology and Functional Medicine.

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Elizabeth Anthony Gronert

With over 32 years of experience owning her own business, Elizabeth Anthony Gronert is a seasoned trainer, coach and mentor. With 20 years in professional beauty industry as a salon owner, platform educator and international trainer then transitioned into the Direct Selling Industry for the last 16 years. Initially in fashion and helping people with Total Image Consulting, then entering the health arena by helping people learn how to sleep more restoratively. The last 3 ½ years has been marketing for Melaleuca.com, The Wellness Company, helping people and families live without toxins, carcinogens and allergens like Gluten. Our goal is to help as many people save money with their everyday shopping and still have peace of mind that everything they purchase/use for their family is safe from poisons, carcinogens, gluten and other allergens.

Elizabeth is a veteran speaker, stage trainer, published author of textbooks, magazine columns, technical videos and blog. Elizabeth is an active fundraiser that enrolls others in giving back to the community. Elizabeth and Kris are on staff at Willow Creek Church helping their large church build small, rewarding community.

• Business Trainer & Direct Sales Coach
• Fundraising for Charity, Community & Scholarships
• Success Strategies for the Small Business
• Speaker for Events (Club Meetings/Business Functions)

See more at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethgronert

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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 jen@glutenfreemg.com or 847-217-1317.

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Jenna Drew
Jenna Drew

Jenna Drew is a passionate advocate for Celiac Disease, the gluten free lifestyle and real food transformations, and has traveled over 10,000 miles for Celiac Awareness.

The National Foundation of Celiac Awareness named her “Celiac Awareness All-Star” after hosting the first Celiac Awareness Day with the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. As the go-to person for Celiac and digestive issues, Jenna has been invited to speak all around the U.S. at events like the Expo East, Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly (GFAF) Wellness Events, Celebrate Celiac, Living Without’s Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest and the GFAF Expo.

Even after eating gluten free for years however, Jenna was still exhausted all the time and experienced bloating that never seemed to go away. On top of Celiac Disease, she also has asthma that stems from chronic inflammation. She was tired of relying on my inhaler and having low energy all the time – it was time to take control of my struggling health.

Through research she discovered the many ways the body works and how mindset plays a role in our health. As a Certified Mind Body Fitness Coach and Essential Oil Expert, she helps her clients “Get that Gluten Free Glow” and transform their lives through lifestyle coaching and natural solutions like essential oils and real foods.

She invites you to grab her brand new eBook Love Your Gut: 3 Essential Steps to a Healthier Gut (it’s free!) at JennaDrew.com that includes exclusive tips and recipes I only share with my gluten free community.


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Kait McNamee
Kaitlyn McNamee

Kait was diagnosed with celiac disease in August of 2012 and her life has drastically changed since then. Kait left her academic path to pursue a career in the gluten-free world and to advocate for better gluten-free options for the community. She started the popular How It Feels To Be Gluten Free tumblr and has since connected with gluten-free eaters all over the country to talk about her disdain for salad as a gluten-free option. She joined Udi’s in 2015 to help bring more gluten-free awareness to the food service sector before transitioning to the Gluten Free Outreach team. She lives in Denver, where she maintains a small urban farm with rescue chickens and a lot of spaghetti squash.

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Nancy Addison CHHC, AADP, CPT, CSN

Nancy Addison, CHC, AADP, CPT, CSN is known for her inspirationally delivered Organic Healthy Life information. Nancy is an expert in nutrition, the environment and cooking. She believes that when you give the body the right tools, it can do miraculous things.

Her books have been endorsed by world-renowned doctors who recommend them to medical professionals and people seeking greater health. Author of the award winning, #1 best seller: Raising Healthy Children, the award winning, best seller: Second Edition of How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian , Lose Weight, Get Healthy And Never Diet Again, and Co-Author of Alive & Cooking; An Easy Guide To Health For You And Your Parents. Nancy is a passionate diplomat for protecting our and our children’s health.

Her website is: http://www.organichealthylife.com


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Renell Cook
Renell Cronk , RDN, LD

Renell Cronk graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Nutrition/Dietetics. She is a Nutritional Health Coach Regional Manager for Natural Grocers. Renell has acquired many skill sets in the area of food, nutrition, supplements and healthy lifestyles. She has experience working in various fields of nutrition, including acute care dietetics, community nutrition, food service management and supplementation of vitamins and minerals. Nothing gives Renell a greater feeling of accomplishment than helping individuals achieve their health and nutritional goals!

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Tiffany HInton
Tiffany Hinton

As an adult with health issues, Tiffany learned she was gluten and lactose
intolerant. This turned her life upside down. Not knowing where to start
she found pre-made gluten free items overpriced and she still wanted to
eat family favorites. Experimenting in the kitchen began with research and
practice. Tiffany can now turn any desirable recipe into gluten and dairy
free, without sacrificing the taste. Tiffany started blogging in June of
2010, while going through treatments for infertility. Like many others;
she struggled to talk about her experience, leading to an online journal
for sharing emotions and heart. Following the birth of her first child she
began to share gluten free substitutes for her favorite family recipes on
her blog GFmomcertified.com. After three children in just three years,
gluten free cooking has become a necessity. Discovering she was not alone
in the challenge to feed a gluten free family, opened the path to writing
Gluten Free Mom Certified. She creates and shares GF recipes each week on
her blog to help GF mothers meet the challenge of GF cooking. Tiffany’s
mission persists today to re-create the foods she grew up eating, into
gluten and dairy free.

Books and Publications:
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Winter Thyme 2012
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Spring Thyme 2013
Gluten Free Mom Certified 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Summer Thyme 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Fall Thyme 2013
Gluten Free Mom Certified 2013
Overcoming Mediocrity 2013
Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage 2014

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