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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:

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.


2019-2020 Meeting and Event Schedule

Please note, until further notice all meetings will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church in Williamsville.


Information on future meetings will be posted as it is available.
Past Meetings
February 8
Updates and Developments in Celiac Disease
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Gelfond
WNY Pediatric Gastroenterology
November 9
Eating for Energy
Andrea Langston, MS, CNS, CDN, Thrive Nutrition & Wellness

September 14
Holistic Health
Sharron Hickman, RN, WHE, EPC

June 8
Annual Business Meeting


April 13
Mindfulness and Meditation for Digestive Wellness
Jennifer Gress, Life on Purpose

February 9
Heart Healthy Gluten Free Meals
Jessica Meyers Altman, the Garden Fresh Foodie
Saturday, November 10
Andrea Langston, MS, CNS, CDN of Thrive Nutrition and Wellness showed us how to prepare healthy and easy gluten free meals and provided samples and recipes.
Saturday, September 15
Jean Stinson of Karuna Yoga Buffalo discussed yoga and digestion.
Annual Business Meeting and Make-Your-Own Yogurt Parfait Bar
Saturday, June 9 at Unitarian Universalist Church
Saturday, April 14 at Mount Mercy Academy
Sara Jank, RD told us “How Wegmans Cares”
Saturday February 10
"The Low FODMAP Diet for Celiac Disease"
by Andrea Langston, MS, CNS, CDN
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.