Located in Connecticut, The Greater New Haven Celiac Support Group (GNHCG) was established to help support those diagnosed with celiac disease by providing informative meetings, programs and timely newsletters about the gluten-free (GF) diet. Currently, strict adherence to the GF diet is the only effective treatment for celiac disease.  If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease (CD) or dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), there is much for you, your family and friends to learn. You may be wondering which foods are safe. What exactly is gluten? How do you know if something contains gluten? And the list goes on.

While being diagnosed with CD and DH may at first seem daunting, our mission, through this website, is to give you choices and tools to help you navigate the gluten-free (GF) lifestyle.

Upcoming Events!

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Celiac Awareness Day ~ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cheshire FoodWorks Natural Market, 965 South Main Street, Cheshire CT

Cheshire FoodWorks Natural Market in conjunction with the Greater New Haven Celiac Group will be sponsoring a Celiac Awareness Day.

With the Holidays fast approaching, Cheshire FoodWorks has stocked their shelves with GF items popular for use during the holiday season! Gillianís Apple and Pumpkin Pies & Pie Shells, a wide variety of frozen and dry pastas (including DePumaís & Caesarís), Ianís and Aleiaís Stuffing Mixes and so much more! FoodWorks will provide gluten free samples throughout the store. Meet special guest author, Beth Hillson, at the store between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00p.m. Hillson will have her newly released book, Living Well Gluten Free, available to purchase and to sign. You may also ask questions of and learn about the gluten-free diet from Alyssa Mommsen, BS, nutrition and dietetics, and a FoodWorks employee. In addition GNHCG Dietetic Advisor, Kathy French, MS, RD, CSP, will be at the information table and will provide materials on the gluten free diet and answer any questions. A special packet will be available on Emergency Preparedness for those who need to be gluten free.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Celiac Disease & the Gluten Free Diet ~ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford, CT

Emil J. Blanco, MD, an associate with Gastroenterology Associates of Fairfield, will conduct a presentation and answer questions about celiac disease. You may also ask questions and learn about the gluten free diet from Lisa Bishop, MS, RD, CDE, the Health and Wellness Coordinator for ShopRite in Hamden and Stratford.