The Western New York Gluten Free Diet Support Group, Inc. (hence WNYGFDSG) is a member-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports individuals and families living with Celiac Disease (CD), Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) and gluten intolerance. The WNYGFDSG has been in existence for 25 years and is a growing and dynamic organization, drawing from a very large geographic area in Western New York. We have over 250 current members. This website lists our monthly meeting schedule, group dinners and social functions, as well as information about the upcoming events important to Celiacs and their supporters. Additionally, you can find information about Celiac Disease, Celiac testing, and Celiac Follow-up care.
If you would like to speak to someone from our group about Celiac Disease or other related issues, check the contact names and numbers for more personalized support. Need/wish to write to us? Our address is: WNY Gluten Free Diet Support Group, P.O. BOX 1835, Williamsville, NY 14231
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The WNY Gluten Free Diet Support Group typically (but not always) meets one Saturday a month from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. The usual meeting location is Mount Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket Parkway, just off Abbott Road, close to Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo. We meet in the dining hall, located in the lower level of the school. All meetings offer special counseling, ability of dues paid members to purchase deeply discounted books and borrow educational materials from the honor system lending library, and a sampling of GF goodies prepared by Group members and donated from vendors. We often have speakers on various topics of interest to the celiac/gluten free community.
Wegman's Food Markets provides a complimentary grocery bag of GF food products for individuals recently diagnosed with CD and who are first time meeting attendees. Hope to see you there!
Let us know if you are new to our group. We would love to meet you!
Happy New Year!
We wish everyone a happy, healthy 2015.
Join us at our next meeting or dining event.
BIG NEWS - PIZZA HUT IS TEAMING UP WITH UDI'S TO MAKE A GLUTEN FREE PIZZA!!
Udi's and Pizza Hut, along with the Gluten Intolerance Group, are changing the game for the gluten-free community by launching Gluten-Free Pizzas. Beginning January 26, customers can order Pizza Hut Gluten-Free Pizza made with Udi's signature crust at select restaurant nationwide. For more information, visit pizzahut.com/glutenfree.
Saturday, February 14, 2015 • 10 AM Group Meeting at Mount Mercy Academy
Ann Klein, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetic Educator will speak on the healthy blending of the gluten free and diabetic diets including carbohydrate counting. She will also discuss risk factors in the development of Type II Diabetes. Mt Mercy Academy is located at 66 Red Jacket Pkwy just off Abbott Rd and around the corner from Mercy Hospital.
The meeting room is in the dining hall located in the lower level of the school building.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 • 5PM Our annual, amazing Valentine’s Dinner at Brookfield Country Club.This is a repeat of an extremely popular gluten free fine dining event at Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road, Clarence, NY. Advance reservation required. See information in our Winter Newsletter or on the website Dining Events page.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 • 10AM Group Meeting at Unitarian Universalist Church - Williamsville
Gregory Notaro, Registered Pharmacist from Union Medical Pharmacy in West Seneca, will speak on Medication and Supplement use in Celiac Disease and will also discuss the availability of medication compounding. The meeting room is located in the Unitarian Universalists Church, at 6320 Main Street in Williamsville, NY.