Chicago, IL 2015 – May 2-3, 2015

When & Where

Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

May 2 & 3, 2015

10:00-4:00 pm

Free Parking

Note: If the Convention Center parking lot is full when you arrive, there is additional free parking in the lots of the adjacent office buildings.

Concessions will be open for beverages and gluten-free salads.


Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, IL 60173



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Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015-Classes will be held upstairs in the Euphoria Room.
Class Name


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): Stacey Littlefield

Class:"Learn to be free of chronic allergies" Learn what happens in your body during an allergic reaction and how to address these issues naturally with quick results for both adults and children.


Presenter(s): Kim Koeller

Class:"Travel the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free" Dreaming of traveling the world gluten free and with food allergies? Now learn to eat safe foods with confidence whether in restaurants throughout your neighborhood or while traveling anywhere in the world. Discover market research trends and dining considerations such as hidden ingredients and food preparation techniques. Empower yourself with proven travel tips about airlines, snacks, hotels, travel cards and more. Listen while Kim Koeller, award-winning author, shares her worldwide travel experiences of 2.5-plus million miles across 6 continents while living 100% gluten & allergy free due to celiac disease and food allergies.


Class: “Gluten Free Global Kitchen” Join popular food scientist, nutritionist, chef, author, and speaker Meriterese Racanelli, MS, for her workshop on how International cultural foods work in a Gluten Free Diet. Meriterese will provide you with a glimpse into the vast world of delicious, nutritious Latin foods from around the world and help you separate food science facts from internet hype and fiction. She’ll present recipes, baking and cooking techniques to boost nutrition, what’s found in foods, and how they affect Celiac, digestive disorders, child growth and development, and more.

SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015-Classes will be held upstairs in the Euphoria Room.
Class Name


Presenter(s): Jen Cafferty

Class:"Gluten Free 101: Get All Your Questions Answered" If you have been gluten free for less than a year, this is the class for you! You will learn all the tips and tricks to having a successful gluten free and allergen friendly life.


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!


Class:"Can your Gluten Free Diet cause other health problems?" Join popular food scientist, clinical nutritionist, chef author, and speaker, Meriterese Racanelli,MS for a workshop on how to become a more savvy, empowered consumer, with tools to help your Gluten Free Diet meet your individual needs. Meriterese will discuss the pitfalls of a Gluten Free Diet and the various strategies to help avoid becoming at risk for other diet related health problems, including weight gain, bloating, diabetes, hypertension, cancers, failure to thrive, and malnourishment in children and the elderly. Entertaining as well as informative.


Presenter(s): Michael W. Frolichstein

Class:"The Celiac Project" The Celiac Project is a dynamic, first-of-its-kind documentary about life before and after the diagnosis of Celiac Disease. It came about when the director, who himself was struggling his whole life with a series of "mystery aliments" finally got diagnosed. This long-awaited film will be premiering this month. We will show a clip of the film and have a lively panel discussion and Q&A featuring people who were interviewed for the documentary along with the filmmaker, Michael Frolichstein. You can also meet Michael at select times during the Expo at the Udi's and Glutino booth.


Our apologies, more information to be posted soon...


Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo


Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Our apologies, more information to be posted soon...


Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center
1551 N. Thoreau Dr.
Schaumburg Illinois 60173 USA

Click HERE to make a reservation. Rooms must be booked no later than 4/2/15.

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