Resources and Support

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Blogs

Books

Other Recipe and Information Sites

  • http://www.allergiesandme.com This website is an online store for people with dietary restrictions. This site is also dedicated to providing resources for education, support networks and new recipes.
  • http://www.liveglutenfreely.com Over 250 gluten-free products made by General Mills. The site also includes recipes and resources.
  • http://www.glutenfreefitness.com Great resource for those with Celiac disease who suffer from the effects of the standard gluten free food. Explores options for weight loss or weight gain and the effect of exercise and fitness.
  • http://glutenfreepassport.com app for your gadget with gluten free restaurant options, including national listings for gluten free pizza.
  • http://www.weGlutenFree.com If you are a blogger,you may enjoy this Gluten-free Blog Aggregator. You can browse all gluten blogs from one site. Site includes blogs, Twitter, news and more.
  • http://www.gfco.org/products.php This link will take you to GIG's Gluten-Free Certification Organization of products or companies. It is your best source to find out if a product is truly gluten-free.
  • http://www.godairyfree.com Excellent resource site for those that need to be dairy free. Tons of information!
  • http://www.foodallergykitchen.com/pages/recipes.php At this site you will find substitutions for dairy, wheat, corn and eggs. There are many recipes offered.
  • http://www.livingwithout.com Living Without is a magazine dedicated mainly to living without gluten and dairy. This is the magazine's web site listing many recipes and information.
  • http://www.eatingwithfoodallergies.com The focus of this site is on the 8 most common allergens - dairy, egg, fish/shellfish, peanut, soy, tree nut and wheat. All the recipes address these allergens.
  • http://www.cookingallergyfree.comYour resource for healthy, and safe, allergy recipes for your allergy diet needs!
  • http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/recipesThis site is useful to anyone with food allergies or intolerances. There are recipes, resources, allergy alerts and links.
  • http://www.nourishingmeals.com This blog was created by Ali and Tom of Whole Life Nutrition in Bellingham, Washington. They offer the latest information on Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease along with fabulous gluten-free recipes using whole foods.
  • http://www.thewholegang.org Whole stands for Whole Healthy Organic Living Everyday. The site contains gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, products, books and more. Also a blog site.
  • http://www.foodintolerant.com Also known as www.susanjanemurray.com. A recipe portal dedicated to food intolerances
  • http://www.nourishthis.com Recipes, articles and tips for living a healthy, well balanced life. All recipes tagged with allergens they are free of.
  • http://www.gfreelife.com Recipes, articles and tips for living a gluten-free healthy life.
  • http://www.glutenfreepassport.com A valuable site for those traveling (includes several areas of the world). You can access instant information regarding hotels, cruises, cafes or restaurants. You can purchase books or purchase iPhone/iPod Apps.

Gluten-Free and Celiac Support Groups

These groups are dedicated to supporting people with celiac. Many also recognize other forms of gluten intolerance.

United Kingdom

West Sussex

  • Crawley Gluten Free Group CGFG currently meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 11.00am till 1.00pm in the St.Pauls Church Hall, Woodfield Road, Northgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8ER, UK.

United States

A list of gluten-free and celiac support groups is maintained by GIG at the GIG branch listing however, support groups are encouraged to also list themselves here!

Washington


  • ROCK-Raising Our Celiac Kid [1] group of Whatcom County (Bellingham WA)

This group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month except July at the Community Food Coop [2] on North Forest Street in Bellingham from 1-3 pm. This group is for any child living a gluten free life and their parents. We gather together to support and educate about all the fun details of living a happy and healthy gluten free life. We have many members also following a gluten -free, casien-free diet. There are samples from companies and a typical meeting might involve some cooking. This location has a complete kitchen.
Facilitated by Dr. Jean Layton of Natural Health Bellingham, you can call for more details 360-734-1659.

  • South Seattle Gluten Intolerance / Celiac Support Group

The focus of the group is to Inform, Educate, Share & Support living gluten free. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Valley Medical Center 400 South 43rd St Renton, WA 98055. North end of campus Medical Arts Center, 1st floor room B or C. Group Leaders: Lynn Jameson & Greg Parsons for more information please email southseattlegfgroup@yahoo.com

Food Allergy/Intolerance Support Groups

These groups support people with food allergies or intolerances. Some groups include celiac or gluten intolerance. Some groups are limited to children or life threatening food allergies. Check descriptions to find the group that is right for you.

United States

California

  • San Diego Food Allergy Support Group SDFASG is a group of parents raising food allergic and latex allergic children located throughout San Diego County and beyond, and have an affiliation with the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a non-profit organization.

Washington

  • Food Allergy and Intolerance Foundation Support Group The Food Allergy and Intolerance Foundation Support Group supports people of all ages with food allergies, celiac, and food intolerances. It meets at the IBS Treatment Center and Center for Food Allergies, usually on the first Tuesday of the month in the evening. Guest speakers are common and most meetings are attended by Dr. Stephen Wangen, co-founder of the IBS Treatment Center and Center for Food Allergies and Research Director of the Food Allergy and Intolerance Foundation.
  • Washington Food Allergy, Eczema, and Asthma Support Team WA FEAST is a support group for families dealing with food allergies and anaphylaxis, plus the asthma, environmental allergies, and eczema that often accompany them. WA FEAST is in the process of applying for separate 501c3 status, but in the mean time, is affiliated with the Washington State Chapter of the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America.
  • ROCK-Raising Our Celiac Kid group of Whatcom County (Bellingham WA) This group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month except July at the Community Food Coop [3] on North Forest Street in Bellingham from 1-3 pm. This group is for any child living a gluten free life and their parents. We gather together to support and educate about all the fun details of living a happy and healthy gluten free life. We have many members also following a gluten -free, casien-free diet. There are samples from companies and a typical meeting might involve some cooking. This location has a complete kitchen. Facilitated by Dr. Jean Layton of Natural Health Bellingham, you can call for more details 360-734-1659.
  • South Seattle Gluten Intolerance / Celiac Support Group The focus of the group is to Inform, Educate, Share & Support living gluten free. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Valley Medical Center 400 South 43rd St Renton, WA 98055. North end of campus Medical Arts Center, 1st floor room B or C. Group Leaders: Lynn Jameson & Greg Parsons for more information please email southseattlegfgroup@yahoo.com

Food Allergy Resources

Many organizations around the world provide information and services related to food allergies and intolerances. If you represent such a group, please add your brief contact info and a description of your work.

United States

National Organizations

  • Food Allergy and Intolerance Foundation The Food Allergy and Intolerance Foundation (host of this wiki) provides support to the food allergy/intolerance community through education, financial support, and research. This wiki is only one of the programs of the Food Allergy and Intolerance Foundation. Learn more on the website at http://www.foodallergyinfo.org.
  • Gluten Intolerance Group of North America GIG supports those with gluten intolerance or celiac through support groups, information, advocacy, and a national restaurant certification program.
  • Food Allergy Initiative "The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) was founded in 1998 by concerned parents and grandparents. Our goal is to fund research that seeks a cure; to improve diagnosis and treatment; and to keep patients safe through education and advocacy. In 2009, FAI merged with The Food Allergy Project, creating the largest private source of funding for food allergy research in the United States." To locate support groups near you: http://www.faiusa.org/?page=support_groups

Vermont

  • Vermont Food Allergy Organization VTFAO is a non-profit special needs support and educational agency with the primary focus on food allergy. VTFAO provides assistance and support not just to families, but also support and educational assistance to educational institutions around Vermont. That support and assistance is on a one on one basis. VTFAO workshops and classes are attended by both families and educators (school nurses, teachers, child/daycare providers). VTFAO also works closely with other non-profit special needs support agencies around Vermont.

Commercial Organizations

Gluten Free On The Go is the largest on-line database for gluten free eating! This database is due to the research of the award-winning Let's Eat Out Series. Now the redesigned websites http://www.GlutenFreePassport.com and http://www.AllergyFreePassport.com offer FREE tips for eating out, traveling and shopping gluten-free.