Sunday, January 30, 2011

GIFTS - Gluten Intolerant Families Teamwork and Suppport, Portland

February 19 will be the first meeting of GIFTS, a support group for gluten intolerant kids and their families. 
The meetings will be held every other month on the third Saturday and will have an activity for the kids as well as speakers from various backgrounds.

The meetings will be held from 2 to 4 PM at Wendy Cohan's house.
6108 NE 45th Ave, Portland OR 97218.  This is 1 block East of Fernhill Park, on 45th between Ainsworth and Holman.  (This is also the location that we held our January GIG meeting).

More on GIFTS:
Wendy has an exciting schedule in the works with fun themes and activities.  Check out the GIFTS website for the tenative schedule for 2011 and more information at

The speaker of the February meeting will be Krista Anderson-Ross, ND. Her topic will be Nutritional Deficiencies in Gluten-Free Kids.  Krista Anderson-Ross, ND, will present information about what symptoms to look out for and practical strategies for treating nutritional deficiencies in children, particularly those who are gluten intolerant. She’ll also give advice on how to plan ahead and deal successfully with: birthday parties, school and community events, holidays, etc.. 
Krista Anderson Ross ND is a licensed naturopathic physician with a fam
ily practice at Heartspace Center for Healing in Lake Os
wego.  Dr. Krista is also a blogger, lecturer and mother of three gluten-free children.

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