As one of Festival’s registered dietitians, I have unique opportunities to work with various community groups. One of the groups that I truly enjoy being a part of is the Fox Valley Celiac (FVC) Support Group. This is a support group with an active membership of more than 200 people. They invite anyone that has a relationship with Celiac Disease to become a member – those with the disease, family members, care takers, and friends. In addition, they also welcome guests from the medical or dietary field to their meetings without membership.
One of the events the groups hosts in their annual picnic at Plamann Park. It was a beautiful summer evening, and fun was had by all!
Barbie (De Pere Natural & Organic Manager), Sue (Northland Natural & Organic Manager), and Stephanie (Registered Dietitian) helping to set up the kitchen at the picnic.
The winners of three gift baskets donated by Festival Foods.
The FVC group listening attentively after dinner. Barbie is up front telling them about the upcoming Gluten-Free Tasting in De Pere (Saturday, August 6th from 10:00AM-4:00PM).
For more information about the Fox Valley Celiac Support Group, visit http://foxvalleyceliacs.com/ .