Photos courtesy of Belle Vie Photography
May is Celiac Awareness Month. And for the thousands of celiacs diagnosed monthly across the Delaware Valley, Wegmans supermarket, in conjunction with The Celiac Center at Paoli Hospital, is hosting special in-store events (Downingtown & Malvern locales) as part of their vested community outreach programs.
‘Understanding Celiac Disease’ will be held starting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 11th at their Downingtown location. On Tuesday, May 17th, the Malvern store will have the same seminar, same time, for their customers.
Nearly one out of every 133 Americans suffer from celiac disease, a digestive disease that damages the small intestine because of sensitivity to gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats. This hereditary disorder interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food.
The Celiac Center at Paoli Hospital provides a local resource to help people manage and embrace the gluten-free lifestyle. Whether you believe you or a loved one may have celiac disease, are newly diagnosed or have lived gluten—free for years, their team is committed to helping you through it all. From screening and nutritional counseling to consultations with our specialists, Paoli Hospital has a team of medical professionals ready to work with you.
‘Understanding Celiac Disease’ at Wegmans
When: Wednesday, May 11th 6:30pm, Downingtown
Tuesday, May 17th 6:30pm, Malvern
Where: Downingtown Wegmans, Malvern Wegmans
Registration: Required-call 1-866-CALL-MLH (866-225-5654)
Why: In recognition of May as National Celiac Awareness Month
- 6:30-7:00 p.m. Gluten-Free Cooking Class with the Wegmans Chef
- 7:00-7:45 p.m. ‘Celiac Disease 2011: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.’ Presentation and Q & A with Keith J. Laskin, M.D. Gastroenterologist and Medical Director, Celiac Center at Paoli Hospital
- Gluten-Free Product Tour immediately following presentation