SCOTCH PLAINS – People with celiac disease can’t tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. More than two million people in the United States have celiac, which damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. The symptoms of celiac vary widely and it can take years before a diagnosis is reached.
A celiac lecture and gluten-free cooking demonstration will be held April 24 at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains. The featured speaker is Westfield gastroenterologist Andrew Coronato, MD. His talk will be followed by a cooking demonstration by Chef and Registered Dietitian Diane Weeks. The program features useful information about celiac diagnosis and management, as well as recipes, tips and gluten-free samples. Both programs are open to the public.
Registration is strongly recommended for this popular topic. To register call the Community Education Department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway at 1-732-499-6193.
The center is located at 2120 Lamberts Mill Road, Scotch Plains.
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