We’ve upsized! Come check out our new and
BIGGER venue – the Dome at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford!
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11am-4pm
Oakdale Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492
- 70 vendors
- 4 food trucks
- Nut-free area
- Speakers & Food demo
- Allergy testing onsite
- Local vendors & national brands
- Over 15,000 square feet of space
- Free parking for over 2,000 cars
Tickets are available at the door and online. Click here to purchase!
- Adult Early Bird Admission – get in at 10am, an hour before the event begins! $20 Available online only *almost sold out!
- Kids age 8-11 Early Bird Admission – get in at 10am, an hour before the event begins! $10 Available online only
- Adult Mid-Day admission, 11am-2pm – $15
- Kids age 8-11 Mid-Day admission, 11am-2pm – $5
- Active Military & Veterans – 25% discount at the door only
- Seniors – 25% discount at the door only
- Kids under 8 are free all day
Many thanks to Enjoy Life Foods, our Platinum sponsor! They’ll be at the expo handing out tons of free samples! Thank you also to our Silver sponsors: Goodman Gluten Free, Big Y, and Eat Naturall – be sure to stop by their booths to say hello, sample, and purchase!
Thank you to our media sponsor, Natural Nutmeg!
And thank you to our blogger booth sponsor, Brand Fearless!
12:00 pm, Hartford Healthcare Hospitality Room
Myron Brand, MD
“Update on the etiology and management of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity” (with time for questions!)
Dr. Brand is a board certified gastroenterologist and the medical director of the Yale-Shoreline Endoscopy Center in Guilford, Connecticut. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and served three terms as Governor of the college representing Connecticut’s gastroenterologists on state and national issues. While governor, he received the Freshman Governors Award for service to the college. He has been awarded mention in “The Best Doctors in America” database and voted by his peers to Connecticut Magazine’s “Best Doctors” annual award every year from 2011 to date.
1:00pm & 3:30pm, Hartford Healthcare Hospitality Room
Book readings by Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed, C.H.C.
FOR THE KIDS!
Colleen Brunetti is a certified health coach, holistic educator and author. She recently published “Aidan the Wonderkid,” her first children’s book about living with food allergies. Based on her own son, she aims to help children with and without food sensitivities to better understand nutrition, health and well being, and to appreciate differences in others. Colleen will read her book, answer questions, and sell copies.
1:30pm, Infinity Lounge
Robert Landolphi, Chef and author of “Gluten Free Everyday” and “Cooking Light Gluten-Free Baking”
“Which GF flour is which? Chef Landolphi will show you! Watch as he makes dough for pizza, muffin mix and more!”
Robert Landolphi is a 1991 graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management. He also completed a Certified Culinary Arts Instructor program at Central Connecticut State University. He currently serves as a Certified Culinary Arts Instructor and the Culinary Operations Manager with the University of Connecticut. Rob is a member of The National Association of College and University Food Services, the American Culinary Federation, Slow Food International and the National Restaurant Association. Rob has entertained audiences all the country with his unique cooking style, personality, and down to earth, yet informative demonstrations.
2:30pm, Hartford Healthcare Hospitality Room
Melinda Dennis, MS, RDN, LDN
Non responsive Celiac Disease; learn about hidden gluten, oats, the ultra sensitive diet, fodmaps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Refractory Lactose Intolerance, and the latest study on measuring gluten consumption
Melinda Dennis is a celiac dietitian, Nutrition Coordinator and research investigator for the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. Diagnosed with celiac disease 27 years ago, she counsels on gluten-related gastrointestinal disorders, lectures nationally and has written extensively on the nutritional management of celiac disease, including the award-winning book Real Life with Celiac Disease and the comprehensive nutrition and medical website: celiacnow.org. She is also an executive council member of the Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School, former Council member of the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease and founder, former Chair and currently Senior Nutrition Consultant for the National Celiac Association. Her consulting business, Delete the Wheat, offers workshops, lectures, and consulting to gluten-free individuals and organizations.
Check back often – vendors added weekly!