For guests who deal with food allergies and intolerances, allergen free foods quickly become a necessity as the wrong foods can be life-threatening. We work hard to provide our guests with the gluten-free, allergen-free options they need. Are you looking for something in particular? Please ask. It will be our pleasure to serve you!

What is gluten?

Gluten is the general name for storage proteins found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats. From a food science stand-point, gluten is responsible for combining with water to produce an elastic and porous web that holds the food together. This is why many gluten-free breads or baked goods fall apart and break easily – the elasticity is missing.

Why do people follow a gluten-free diet?

A gluten-free diet is recommended in the treatment of celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Celiac disease is a genetic disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients if diagnosed individuals come in contact with gluten. The reactions that those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance suffer after coming in contact with gluten vary in severity, but are always uncomfortable and painful. A strict gluten-free diet is the only cure for Celiac disease. The gluten-free diet must eliminate all Wheat, Barley and Rye gluten sources.

 

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Support Groups


Gluten Intolerance Group of East Central Wisconsin

Meetings:
Time – The 3rd Saturday of odd numbered months. (ie Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov)9:00am – 11:00am.
Place – Ripon Medical Center Green Lake Room – lower level.
Meeting times can change on short notice, please confirm actual date & time.
Contact:
Al or Peggy Klapperich
(920) 748-4877

al@gigofecw.org


Green Bay Celiac Support Group

Meetings:
Time – 7:00PM, the 2nd Thursday of the “even” months (February, April, June, August, October, December)
Place – St. Mary’s Hospital
Contact:
Mary

platty@yahoo.com


Eau Claire Celiac Support Group

Meetings:
4 times per year (February, May, September, November)
Place: Marshfield Clinic Oakwood Center
Newsletters are sent prior to meetings to those on mailing list.
Contact:
Virginia Jordan, RD
(715) 858-4212

jordan.virginia@marshfieldclinic.org


Bloomer Area Celiac Support Group

Meetings:
Every 3rd month (January, April, July, October), third Monday of that month
Time: 6:30PM
Place: Luther Midelfort Chippewa Valley, 1501 Thompson Street, Bloomer, WI, 54724
Contact:
Susan Block, RD

(715) 568-2000


Fond du Lac Celiac Support Group

Meetings: Dates, times, and locations vary. Please call or email for further information.
Contact:
Susie Halbach (920) 273-0490
Jean Holzman (920) 322-3636
Mary Lavrenz (920) 251-2903

celiacfdl@yahoo.com


Fox Valley Celiac Support Group

Meetings:
Bimonthly (January, March, …)
Time: 7:00-8:30PM
Place: Fox Valley Technical College, Room C-190
Contact:
Helen Morris

hbmorris1369@sbcglobal.net


La Crosse Area Celiac Support Group

Meetings: Dates, times, and locations vary. Please call or email for further information.
Contact:
Mary Lou Balts
(608) 788-7398

baltskml@centurytel.net


Manitowoc County Celiac Support Group

Meetings:
First Wednesday of every even-numbered month of the year (Feb/Apr/June/Aug/Oct except December)
Time: 6:30PM
Place: Manitowoc County Office Complex, 4319 Expo Drive, Manitowoc, WI
Contact:
Andrea Beschta
(920) 894-1629

goldenbird@tm.net


Marshfield Celiac Support Group 

Meetings:
Time: 6:30PM on the third Monday of every-other month (see website for a schedule)
Place: Marshfield Clinic – Lawton Center
Contact:
Marshfield Clinic Nutrition Services
(715) 387-5480

mfldceliac@hotmail.com


Sheboygan Celiac Connections

Meetings:
Third Tuesday of every month
Time: 7:00PM
Place: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church fellowship basement- 1019 N.7th St.
Contact:
LaVonne Young – sheboyganceliac@gmail.com

Faith Neils – (920) 458-5117


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