San Diego, CA – Feb 20-21, 2016

When & Where


Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
When

February 20-21, 2016

10:00-4:00

Where

Del Mar Fairgrounds-Wyland Center
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014-2216
858-755-1161
www.delmarfairgrounds.com

Parking-$10 CASH ONLY (There may be gas stations nearby which have an ATM.)

Click HERE to view a map of the grounds.  All attendees will enter through the Main Gate.

Tickets


Classes


Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Saturday February 20, 2016
Time
Presenter(s)
Class Name

Time:10:30-11:30

Presenter(s): Amy Fothergill

Class: "How to Convert Recipes to Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free" We probably all have a box of recipes from family and friends that we have been avoiding since going gluten free. If you wonder how to approach substitutions for gluten, dairy and even carbs in general, come to this class to learn from gluten-free expert and author Amy Fothergill. She will teach you her best strategies and share her favorite products so you can feel confident in the kitchen.

Time:12:00-1:00

Presenter(s): Tiffany Hinton

Class: "Stop Poisoning Your Child at Home- How to Avoid Cross Contamination" Learn the keys to avoiding cross contamination in your home and how to keep your child thriving in a shared kitchen. Best Selling Author, Tiffany Hinton will walk you through the steps to keep your child safe from food allergens and share the top 5 hazards.

Time:1:30-2:30

Presenter(s): Alessandra Wall, Ph.D.

Class:"Why Paleo Might Just be the Perfect Diet" In this presentation we'll talk about what Paleo is and is not. Dr. Wall will explain the added benefits that going Paleo might provide someone who is already practicing a gluten-free/allergen-free diet. She will also discuss the basic psychology of food, the broader lifestyle aspects of Paleo, and how these dimensions may be what makes Paleo a diet that is right-for-you.

Time:3:00-4:00

Presenter(s): Karen Masterson Koch

Class: "Getting Gut Healthy Again Naturally with Aloe!" This presentation will cover safe and natural health support for kids and adults, complimentary to medical protocols. Karen Masterson Koch will review the 12 destructive factors and triggers involved in bowel disease, their effects- both mentally and physically, and how the body may truly renew for Body Wellness. Learn dietary guidelines and tips that have helped others look and feel their best. For more information and yummy recipes, check out Karen's book Beyond Gluten Intolerance- GIS (Gluten Inflammatory Syndrome).

Sunday February 21, 2016
Time
Presenter(s)
Class Name

Time:10:30-11:30

Presenter(s): Freddi Pakier, CHC, AADP

Class: "Simple, Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Desserts" Learn to make simple, quick and easy gluten-free desserts that not only taste good, but are good for you. Both desserts were prepared at the Rancho La Puerta Spa when Freddi Pakier, CHC, AADP was the visiting guest chef.

Time:12:30-1:30

Presenter(s): Diana Benedek, PhD

Class: "My Journey to Health by Understanding Food Allergies" Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto, Migraines, Arthritis, Herniated Disks, Depression, Pain and more are all “diseases” that have plagued my life, and for which doctors could only help by alleviating the symptoms since they did not understand the cause nor the common denominator- food! My story is not uncommon, but unfortunately not understood enough since removing gluten alone was not the solution. This presentation summarizes my struggles, the stories of others who only felt better after eliminating corn and other grains from their diet, and attempts to provide answers to the "why."

Time:2:30-3:30

Presenter(s): Karen Masterson Koch

Class: "Getting Gut Healthy Again Naturally with Aloe!" This presentation will cover safe and natural health support for kids and adults, complimentary to medical protocols. Karen Masterson Koch will review the 12 destructive factors and triggers involved in bowel disease, their effects- both mentally and physically, and how the body may truly renew for Body Wellness. Learn dietary guidelines and tips that have helped others look and feel their best. For more information and yummy recipes, check out Karen's book Beyond Gluten Intolerance- GIS (Gluten Inflammatory Syndrome).

Presenters


Dr. Alessandra Wall
Alessandra Wall, Ph.D.

Dr. Alessandra Wall is the founder of Life in Focus Coaching. She’s a licensed psychologist, life coach, international speaker, podcaster, entrepreneur and the mother of two wild boys.

She has simultaneously created two businesses, helped found a school, and raised her boys all the while working to understand and define what it means to live a life that is “right-for-you”. Dr. Wall has been gluten free and Paleo for over six years. She has worked within the Paleo community helping others transition to healthier eating. By creating a definition what is right for you in nutrition and understanding the psychology of food she facilitates building lifestyles not Diets.

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Amy Fothergill

Amy Fothergill was trained at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. She never thought her culinary skills would be necessary to manage her family’s special diet but has found her cooking knowledge has come in handy. Currently she is a cooking instructor, consultant, blogger, and author of a gluten-free cookbook, The WarmKitchen. She lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband and two children.

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Diana Benedek
Diana Benedek, PhD

Diana is the Founder of 2GOOD2B , a fully dedicated gluten, corn and soy-protein free Café and Bakery in Encinitas, which also delivers across the country. Diana has a Bachelors in Microbiology and Immunology and went on applying this know-how to a Masters and PhD in Engineering. Although her career has been in water treatment, her passion is to help people realize that too many diseases can be caused by what they eat and providing them with access to healthy but delicious food. Her background in Immunology gives her the tools to understand how food allergens can cause inflammation which lead to diseases.

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Freddi Pakier, CHC, AADP

Certified Holistic Health Coach;with certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and American Association of Drugless Practitioners teach gluten free cooking classes in San Diego area, speaker, author of “52 Weeks of Food for the Soul”, guest chef at Rancho La Puerta Spa.

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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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Karen Masterson
Karen Masterson Koch

Karen Masterson Koch(Cook) is a clinical nutritionist and health educator with over 25 years’ experience, in counseling in Southern California medical clinics. A graduate of American Academy of Nutrition and SDSU for undergraduate studies, Koch knows how the body works and what it needs to reach optimum health – to reverse and prevent disease. 17 years working at Pacific Acupuncture, Park Center and the famous Livingston Clinic in San Diego, with diseases from A – Z including cancer and AIDS patients from around the world and everything in-between. Digestive wellness and Immunity is a standard focus of health care which brought the study of Aloe Vera into her arsenal of herbs. I think you will be in for some surprises – if you have not previously caught her illuminating presentations on Health – be sure to attend!

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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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Sponsors


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  • La Brea Bakery
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Bronze Sponsors
  • Barons Logo Green Vert Tag Hi-1
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Vendors


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  • Aloe Life-1
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  • Baby Mummum
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  • Barons Logo Green Vert Tag Hi-1
  • Beanfields
  • BFree
  • biokplus
  • Bonne Maman
  • Building Blocks Logo
  • Casanova
  • Southern CA Chapter
  • Celiac Support Association
  • Coronado's GF Bakery
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  • Daiya
  • DAURA
  • Del Real Foods
  • BLUE_DelightCorporateLogo
  • Desert Farms
  • DoTerra
  • Earth Balance Small
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  • Glutagest-Logo-FINAL
  • Farm Fresh To You
  • Feel-Good-Foods
  • Filtercon
  • Freddi Pakier
  • Freedom Foods
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  • Garden Lites
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  • Gluten Free Remedies
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  • Golden Coast Mead
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  • Healthade
  • Healty Creations Meals
  • Honey Stinger
  • Print
  • IG Bakery
  • Inspired By Happiness
  • Journey of Health
  • Kish CC
  • La Brea Bakery
  • Leucadia Chiropractic
  • Live Kombucha Soda
  • LoveGrownFoods
  • Mahatma Brown Rice
  • Matcha MarketPlace
  • Mayacamas
  • McCann's current 300
  • Milton's Craft bakers
  • Mrs. Leeper's new logo 2014
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  • Gluten Free Please Bakery:PDEQ
  • Paleo Magazine
  • Pamela Marin
  • Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate
  • Potapas
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  • Saffrom Road Foods
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  • Sauce-Goddess-logo-motto
  • smart-flour-foods
  • Solar City
  • Sonoma Flatbread
  • Spinato'sLogo
  • Spouts
  • SunButterLogo_RGB_BlackR
  • Sungevity_Web_Vert
  • Print
  • Swedish Royal Bakery
  • Swerve-1
  • Taspen Organics
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  • Amy Fothergill
  • Foundation for Wellness Professionals
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  • Tiffany Hinton
  • Tracy Hill
  • Trans Ocean
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  • Whole Body Wellness
  • Wellaby's Logo
  • Whole Foods
  • World Finer Foods
  • World Foods
  • Younique
  • Yumbutter

Hotels


Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

Click HERE for a list of local hotels.

Official Supporters


Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

Official Bloggers


Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

Good Morning San Diego- KUSI

Lighthouse Magazine

Red Tricycle

Deals Among Us

The Gluten Conundrum 

FODMAP Life

Dine On In 

Healthy Recipe Variations 

Kick Back with Cate

Simple Swaps

The Veggie Chronicles

Celiac Hashi Girl

Healthy Sexy Nutrition

The Gluten-Free Girls

HBS Online Magazine

Nummy For My Tummy