San Francisco, CA – Jan 25-26, 2014
When & Where
January 25-26, 2014
9am to 3pm
Parking is $10 a day. Please park in the East Parking Lot and enter through Gate 7.
Due to cross-contamination issues, the concession stand will only be selling beverages and not complete meals.
San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
You may purchase your tickets ahead of time to avoid the lines. Tickets will be on sale at the event if we do not sell out in advance. Sell outs will be indicated on the website. We recommend buying your tickets ahead of time.
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Class:Guts, Brain and Skin Connection
Class:The Paleo Lifestyle: It's About More Than The Food
Class:Tips for Successful GF Baking & Cooking
Class:Power Me Up NOW! Take this lifestyle analyzer survey to see how "Powered Up" you are and Deepa's team will call you after Jan 27th to discuss the results.
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
Dr. Burkhart is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician and a Registered Dietitian. She is also trained in integrative medicine. She now has an integrative medicine practice and specializes in treating celiac disease, gluten intolerance and digestive ailments.
She received her MD degree at University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. She completed an Emergency medicine Residency at the Highland Hospital/UCSF program. After her residency, Dr. Burkhart completed a two year fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. Prior to her medical training she completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition and clinical dietetics at University of California, Berkeley and earned her certification as a registered dietitian.
Dr. Burkhart believes strongly in using her knowledge and training in Western/conventional medicine in conjunction with her training in integrative medicine and nutrition to optimize her patients’ health from this unique perspective.
*Her integrative medicine background gives her the capacity to use traditional and complementary approaches to treat other symptoms/diseases that may accompany celiac disease, gluten intolerance or other digestive ailments.
*Her nutrition/dietetics training allows her to analyze a person’s diet and make recommendations on how to improve a persons’ health through dietary changes for conditions such as, but not limited to, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome etc. She is able to guide patients through the initiation of a variety of specific “diets” to aid their path toward wellness.
*Dr. Burkhart lives with celiac disease and is also the mother of a child with celiac disease. She understands, on a very personal level, the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.
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.
Diagnosed in 2008 with Celiac disease, Cain Credicott immediately took on a strict gluten-free diet, with the goal of healing his damaged gut. After months of frustration at not feeling better, he tried everything, including a gluten-free vegan diet. This resulted in more gut issues, a “soft” physique (bye-bye muscle mass, hello body fat) and feelings of lethargy more often than not.
Fast forward a couple of years post-diagnosis, and Cain stumbled upon some information online explaining this thing called “the Paleo diet.” It didn’t take long for him to try it, and immediately start feeling better, gain muscle mass and almost eliminate his gut issues. Cain was so happy about his return to health that he was inspired to create Paleo Magazine, with the goal of helping spread the word about the paleo lifestyle to as many people as possible.
Now, just a couple years after its flagship issue, you can find Paleo Magazine in more than 6,500 retail locations such as Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods stores across the US, and digitally in more than 35 countries around the world!
Carol Fenster is the author of 10 gluten-free cookbooks and a weekly menu planning service at www.GfreeCuisine.com. She develops gluten-free products for industry leader Bob’s Red Mill and appears on PBS as well as radio, newspaper, and web sites. She is a guest speaker at the American Dietetic Association, International Association of Culinary Professionals, Whole Grains Council, Disney, National Product Expo, FoodEX in Tokyo, the Institute for Biophysics & Genetics in Italy, and the famed Rancho La Puerta Spa & Resort in Mexico. She is a board member of the invitation-only Les Dames d’Escoffier and the former associate food editor at Living Without magazine. Her articles, recipes, quotes, and reviews of her books appear in USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, Vegetarian Times, Delicious Living, Today’s Dietitian, Living Without, Gluten-Free Living, Energy Times, Better Nutrition, Taste for Life, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, and Edible Front Range.
Founder and CEO, The Gluten & Allergen-Free Expos
President, Gluten Free Classes, LLC
Corporate and Restaurant Consultant
Host, Living Free TV
As Founder and CEO of the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo (www.gfafexpo.com) and Host of Living Free (www.livingfreetv.com), Jen Cafferty is a nationally recognized expert on cooking and living gluten & allergen free. She considers it her personal mission to help others who follow a restricted diet learn delicious, nutritious and convenient ways to live a happy and healthy life. Cafferty, her husband and two children follow a restricted diet due to a variety of health concerns. Cafferty is a Certified Health Coach and Chef.
Cafferty founded the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo in 2008 to introduce attendees to some of the leading culinary and health experts in the field. The Expo has grown to reach over 20,000 attendees per year throughout the United States and Canada. Cafferty and her team of notable chefs, cookbook authors and nutritionists present cooking demonstrations and educational sessions. In addition, the event includes a Vendor Fair featuring over 200 companies sampling and selling their products.
Through her award-winning website (www.gfreelife.com) and culinary classes, Cafferty teaches others how to prepare healthy and delicious GF meals at home and educates them about the wide variety of ingredients that are readily available today in grocery and natural food stores. Cafferty is a knowledgeable resource on both shopping for GF foods and dining out with dietary restrictions. Through the consulting division of her company, Cafferty consults with numerous food retailers and restaurants to ensure that they are offering the most delicious and safe products as well as that they are following proper allergen procedures for their customers.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jen Cafferty at email@example.com or 847-217-1317.
Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, CEN
Nadine Grzeskowiak, CEO and Founder of RN on Call, Inc., Gluten Free RN, and Celiac Nurse Consulting has more than 17 years of experience working in emergency departments and trauma centers. In 2006 her career focus shifted dramatically with her diagnosis of celiac disease. As a result Nadine is now a national expert and speaker on the recognition and treatment for gluten intolerance and celiac disease.
Nadine is a patient advocate and an educator focusing on gluten intolerance and celiac disease. Her mission is to educate people globally about gluten intolerance and celiac disease; empowering them to improve their health and quality of life with food. She is available for private consultations, professional speaking engagements, and seminars for healthcare professionals.
Nadine is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Emergency Nurse. She is an active member of the National Speakers Association, National Nurses Business Association and is a member of the Corvallis Independent Business Alliance and a Co Chairperson of the Mid Valley Health Care Advocates.
In her free time Nadine enjoys running, knitting, reading, and taking her gluten free dogs for walks on the beach.