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!


Debby Romick
Debby Romick

Debby Romick, Center Director at Brain Balance in Plano, has been in the field of Education for over 25 years.  In addition to teaching in the classroom, Debby has been the director of several educational institutions. Her lifelong passion has been to help special needs children and their families achieve their maximum potential.


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Janet Little 1010 D
Janet Little, CN

Whether it’s demonstrating to seniors how to eat for healthier aging or showing women that “Girls Can Grill, Too,” Janet Little is ready to set fire to our love for healthy food. For Little, food is a passion…she sees no reason why there should be a separation between great tasting meals and healthy ones.

Little may look familiar to you. She is a regular guest on television programs throughout Arizona, California, Colorado and Texas. She is frequently quoted in local and national consumer trade publications.

Certified in nutrition from American Health University, Little also has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Phoenix and a Masters of Public Administration degree from USC. For over 20 years, she has worked within the health food industry and has traveled the region speaking extensively on natural and organic foods, nutrition, vitamins and minerals, herbal solutions and homeopathic remedies. Her areas of expertise include child nutrition, health and fitness, women’s health and nutritional counseling.

An award-winning Toastmasters speaker, Little always keeps her audience intrigued and eager to rush into the kitchen to get cookin’! Current and past organizations that have requested her to speak include Sharp Healthcare, Sempra Energy and LA and San Diego County Administrations.

Never satisfied to just talk the talk, Little lives the life she promotes every day. She can be seen competing in full and half-marathons and she regularly trains and competes in triathlons including Ironman competitions. There’s nothing she’d rather be doing than helping people improve their quality of life by making healthier food choices and leading more active lifestyles.


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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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Lawrence J. Hoberman, MD
Lawrence J. Hoberman, MD

Lawrence Hoberman MD has spent more than 40 years practicing medicine and is board certified in both Internal Medicine (1972) and Gastroenterology (1975). His passion to help people enjoy good health throughout their lifetimes led Dr. Hoberman to develop his own effective probiotic supplement: EndoMune Advanced Probiotic. Many individuals suffer from ongoing GI symptoms, allergies and skin conditions that may benefit from the addition of a daily probiotic supplement. Since its creation, EndoMune Advanced Probiotic has proven a helpful health and wellness ally for individuals across the country. Dr. Hoberman currently sees patients as a part of a health and wellness practice that stresses preventative medicine. He is currently in practice at Health by Design, located in San Antonio, Texas.


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Courtyard by Marriott Market Center
Crowne Plaza Dallas Market Center
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Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center
Embassy Suites Dallas Market Center
Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Market Center
Hilton Anatole Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn -Dallas Market Center
Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel
Renaissance Dallas Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott Market Center


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