Springfield, MA – Oct 25-26, 2014
When & Where
October 25-26, 2014
The MassMutual Center doesn’t own or operate any local parking facilities. However, there are several parking lots and garages in the area.
Civic Center Parking Garage
This garage is located directly across from the MassMutual Center on Falcons Way. Per request of the MassMutual Center parking for all events is only $7. For more information call (413) 787-6118.
Columbus Avenue – South Garage
This garage is located on Columbus Avenue just two blocks from the MassMutual Center. For more information call the Springfield Parking Authority at (413) 787-6118.
1277 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Tel: (413) 787-6610
You may purchase discounted tickets ahead of time by using the form below. 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. Sell outs will be indicated on the website. We recommend buying your tickets ahead of time.
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.
Kathy Smart, HTC, PTS, RSNA, RNC, is a TV Show Host and Chef, nutritionist, best selling author, personal fitness trainer and founder and owner of Live The Smart Way. Known as North America’s gluten free expert Kathy has over 17 years experience in the health and fitness industries.
As a Chatelaine recipe developer and writer, cookbook author, recipe developer and Dr. Oz guest Kathy is passionate about helping others live a delicious and gluten free life.
Kathy has been named the National Health Activist for 2012, featured on Global TV, CTV, CBC and in Time Visions. Awarded the Leading Women’s Award by the Canadian Government, Winner of the Top 40 under forty business achievement awards and name one of the top 50 most influential social media Tweeters by Huffington Post
Stephen Wangen, N.D.
Dr. Stephen Wangen is one of the world’s leading experts on IBS, food allergies and intolerances, and the ecosystem of the digestive tract. Dr. Wangen is the co-founder and Medical Director of the IBS Treatment Center, and the author of two popular books, “The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solution” and the award winning “Healthier Without Wheat: A New Understanding of Wheat Allergies, Celiac Disease, and Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance.”
Dr. Wangen understands what many of his patients are experiencing and truly practices what he preaches. He not only cured his IBS, but is also gluten intolerant and has a dairy allergy. He has not eaten gluten since 1995, nor dairy since 2000.
Dr. Stephen Wangen is a licensed and board certified physician with a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from the internationally renowned Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, where he also is a faculty member.
Vanessa Maltin Weisbrod
Vanessa Maltin Weisbrod is the Executive Editor of Delight Gluten-Free Magazine, an international publication geared towards people with food allergies, celiac disease and other medical conditions relating to food. In addition to the magazine, Vanessa also consults for a variety of gluten-free food manufactures and is an active member of the Advisory Board of the Celiac Disease Center at Children’s National Medical Center.
Vanessa is also the author of two gluten-free cookbooks: Beyond Rice Cakes: A Young Person’s Guide to Cooking, Eating & Living Gluten-Free was released in September 2006 and her second book is The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian and Mexican Recipes (Wiley) was released in April 2010.
Vanessa has appeared on numerous television shows as a gluten-free food and celiac disease expert including Planet Green’s Emeril Green, CNBC’s On the Money and CNN’s Newsroom with Heidi Collins. She has been interviewed and quoted in U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Washington Woman, Supermarket News, Publix Greenwise Magazine and numerous other local newspapers.
Vanessa received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the George Washington University and a Culinary Arts degree from the Institute of Culinary Education. She also holds certificates in the Practical Applications of Food Allergy Guidelines and Nutritional Analysis for Federal School Breakfast & Lunch Programs. Previously she worked as a health care reporter for the Advisory Board Company’s Daily Briefing and for Cox Newspapers, where she covered health care, politics, immigration and other breaking news for major newspapers including the Palm Beach Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Dayton Daily News.