Western New York Gluten Free Diet Support Group
Meetings and Events

Support group meetings take place every other month.

We also organize a few special gluten free dining events each year.


Join us for a meeting and enjoy a speaker or program as well as a sampling of GF goodies prepared by members and donated by GF vendors. Guest speakers present on health and wellness issues related to being gluten free. A small group counseling session is held after the general meeting for the newly diagnosed. Wegmans provides a complementary bag of GF food products to the newly diagnosed/first time meeting attendees.

Meetings are held from 10:00 - 11:30 AM at one of two locations:

Mt. Mercy Academy 
88 Red Jacket Parkway

just off Abbott Road near South Buffalo Mercy Hospital.
(click here for a map)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst
6320 Main Street, Williamsville

(click here for map)

Special Events

A few times a year, we organize group dining events. These events provide the opportunity for the participating restaurant to become aware of and comfortable with preparation of GF cuisine. Our members really look forward to these events not only for worry-free dining, but also for the opportunity for fellowship and mutual support. Total attendance was nearly 700 people for this past year’s events.


2017 Meeting and Event Schedule


Saturday February 10 at Unitarian Universalist Church in Williamsville
"The Low FODMAP Diet for Celiac Disease"
Presented by Andrea Langston, MS, CNS
Andrea is Vice President of our group and an integrative nutritionist who sees clients in her Amherst office inside of Bialek Chiropractic. If you have been following a gluten-free diet
and are still experiencing symptoms, have a history of IBS or SIBO, or if your doctor has
recommended this approach and you need some guidance, you won’t want to miss this meeting!
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:
Saturday, April 14 at Mount Mercy Academy
“How Wegmans Cares”
 Learn about what is involved in having a product labeled as gluten free, what
products and resources are available to those of us who eat gluten free, how we have a voice in
determining what gluten-free products are carried in the Wegmans stores, and the new and exciting
things that we can expect to see from Wegmans in the near future.
Saturday, June 9 at Unitarian Universalist Church


Past Meetings
November 11
Program: "Supplements to Improve Your Health and How to Eat Well at the Holidays" by June Knoerzer, RDN, CDN
September 9
Program: "Recent Developments in Celiac Disease" by Dr. Daniel Gelfond (WNY Pediatric Gastroenterology)
June 17 at 10:00 am Mount Mercy Academy
Annual Business Meeting and Continental Breakfast
April 8 at 10:00 am Unitarian Universalist Church
Program: Tai Chi demonstration by Lisa Rood
March 19 - Gluten Free Brunch at Brookfield Country Club 11:00 am
February 11 at 10:00 am Mount Mercy Academy
Topic: "Finding Gluten Free Whole Grains"


December 10, 2016 - Holiday Luncheon at The Roycroft Inn, in East Aurora.


November 12, 2016 - 10am 

Unitarian Universalist Church 6320 Main Street, Williamsville 
Topic: “Enjoying The Holidays on a Gluten Free Diet.”


September 2016 Speaker - Andrea Langston, MS - Nutritionist, Thrive Nutrition & Wellness, LLC

Topic: Gluten Free Life: Hidden Sources of Gluten and Cross Contamination



We are always looking for ideas for speakers at upcoming meetings.  Let us know if you have an idea or a guest speaker in mind.