Tales of Gluten-Free Grandparents – A Webinar to Support Grandparents with a Grandchild with Celiac Disease

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Do you have a grandchild with celiac disease and want to brush up on your skills of royally spoiling them in gluten-free style?

Join the Celiac Disease Programs at Boston Children's Hospital and Children's National Hospital, Celiac Kids Connection, and Schar USA for a fun and interactive webinar that will include interviews with experienced gluten-free Nanas, marvelous baking Mimi's, grill master Grandpas, and some of their adoring grandchildren. Come prepared to ask your toughest questions and leave inspired by how much fun you can have together!


Holiday Party

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Save the Date!


Join us for our annual holiday party. We will be virtual again this year. We are planning games and holiday fun to entertain you and the whole family.


Details and registration information are coming soon!



Story Time with Big Joe

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Join the Celiac Disease Programs at Boston Children's Hospital, Children's National Hospital, Celiac Kids Connection and the team from Schar for a story time filled with tales of food, adventure and fun from Big Joe!

His name is Joe Pagliuca, but you can call him Big Joe! That was the name given to him during his days as a preschool teacher, and it is the same name he now uses as a professional storyteller.

This is a monthly story series. We hope you'll attend them all! And, please note, you must register for each of the events individually.

Holiday Recipes in Gluten-Free Style Featuring Schar Gluten-Free Products

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Get ready for the 2021 holiday season with a full on virtual cooking class of holiday favorites made gluten-free. Join Meghan Donnelly from Schar USA and Vanessa Weisbrod from Boston Children's Hospital to learn how make a mouthwatering holiday feast for your family. The demo will feature recipes using Schar gluten-free products.

Recipes and ingredients lists will be provided prior to the demonstration so you can cook along!


Board Meeting

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Our Celiac Kids Connection board of directors meets regularly to plan activities and set the goals and objectives for our group. Attending a board meeting is a great way to learn more about us, our activities and how we operate. All members are welcome to attend and we love having your input.

Contact by email at CeliacKidsConnection@childrens.harvard.edu for the Zoom link.

We hope to “see” you there.



All Things Celiac – Dermatology and Celiac Disease: Did Gluten Cause this Rash?

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A range of dermatological features have been associated with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders, including Dermatitis Herpetiformis, eczema and psoriasis, to name a few. Attendees will learn about the connection between the largest organ in our body and celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity in children and adults. “Celiac Disease and Your Skin” will be presented by Channi Silence, MS, a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital under the mentorship of Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH, board certified dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kourosh will answer the Q & A along with Sophie Delano, MD, Instructor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, who will present “Recognizing & Treating Cutaneous Symptoms of Pediatric Celiac Disease.”


GF Faves Club

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Gluten-Free Faves Club is a celiac twist on the traditional book club. Teens and tweens meet monthly to discuss favorite gluten-free items centered on a theme.

Our October discussion topic is Halloween. We will talk about GF candy and navigating parties. Bring your questions and share your experiences. There is a lot we can learn from each other.

We meet on the 4th Sunday at 7 pm.

Please Join Us!


Visit our Table at the Canton Farmer’s Market

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Enjoy the market and visit Celiac Kids Connection at the Community Table. The mission of the market is to bring together local farmers and artisans. Like most farmer’s markets the array of fresh produce and locally sourced meats, seafood and dairy items are naturally gluten-free (GF). Plus there are a number of GF vendors.


You can learn more about the market on their website.

Celiac at School Accommodations Information Session

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Join your Boston Children's Hospital Celiac Disease Program team to learn more about attending school safely with celiac disease. We will discuss federal laws and regulations that govern this autoimmune disease, the appropriate type of plan to set up, reasonable accommodations, and how to get individual support for your family. This meeting is appropriate for families with a child of any age including early childhood through college.

This meeting is a group meeting. We recommend all families attend this session first and then proceed with setting up an individual meeting to develop the 504 plan. There are no fees associated with any of our Celiac Disease Program school support services.

Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.