Gluten Free in Central Arkansas, branch of GIG

June 2010

NW AR Meeting



Chapter 73 is hosting Gluten Freedom Day on Friday, July 23, 2010.  This day will be filled with educational workshops, vendor fair, cooking demonstrations and gluten free food.  Please share this information with your networks.

This program is held at the Embassy Suites, John Q. Hammond conference center 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, Arkansas, 72758
Tel: 1-479-254-8400   Fax: 1-479-845-2001 in Rogers Arkansas. 

Gluten Freedom Day Agenda

Embassy Suites, John Q Hammons Center

July 23, 2010

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens                                   

8:30 a.m. Opening Session

·      Welcome                                                                                        

·      Nutrition and Celiac Disease with Anne Roland Lee, MSEd, RD, LD

·      Help me, I was glutened! with Craig J. Brown, M.D., FACS

9:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens

10:00 a.m. General Session

·      Super Foods with Shelly Asplin, MA, RD, LMNT and Dr. Dennis Warren                                                                                   

11:15 a.m. Gluten Free Lifestyle Breakout session (choose one of the following)

·      Around the house with Jen Kiple Mattson, Chef and Beckee Morland, BS                                             


·      Out and About with Carolyn Lynch McKinley and others    


12:00 p.m. Gluten-Free Lunch


1:30 p.m. Registration closes                                                                                   


1:30 p.m. General Session

·      Gluten Free Cooking Presentation & Demonstration   Chef and author, Robert Landolphi                                                

3:15 p.m. General Session

·      Gluten Free Cooking Presentation & Demonstration with Jen Kiple Mattson, Chef                                       


4:00 p.m. Coping with Celiac Breakout session (choose one of the following)

·      I’m new at this! with Cari Kaufmann – Food Solution Architects and others

·      Now What? (seasoned Celiac) with Shelly Asplin, MA, RD, LMNT and others                                     


5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall   closes


***Please note this agenda is subject to change***



Use this link for the hotel room reservations or call 479-254-8400, ask for reservations, group code CA2.


In the attachments you will find the save the date flyer and how to register for tickets as well as information regarding the vendor fair and goodie bags.  We also have space available in the program for purchase.


We are working on a get together the night before and will provide more details later. If you have any questions, please call - 417 435 2193 or email


Carolyn Lynch McKinley

CSA Region 2 Member-at-Large

and Support Group, Chapter 73 chair