GF Teen Summit with Gluten Intolerance Group

Join me, along with amazing gluten-free families and gluten-free teens, incredible speakers at the Generation GF Teen Summit & Family Retreat, with Gluten Intolerance Group! The inaugural event will take place in Orlando, Florida at Disney Springs, June 27th – 30th, 2018. While this event is sold out, we’re excited about the possibility for this to become an annual event, helping shape the next generation of gluten-free teens into awesome gluten-free adults!


Gluten Free Teen Summit

GIG and Generation GF’s goal with this event is to provide the platform and resources for our gluten-free teens and young adults to discuss topics that are relevant to them as they go through the everyday challenges of being a teenager following a restricted diet. We will have featured speakers and forum discussions focusing on:

  • The successful navigation of being gluten-free at school & college
  • The social & emotional challenges facing teens who follow specialized diets
  • How gluten-free kids affect the family eating dynamic
  • Challenges facing gluten-free teens and young adults around the world.



The speakers for the first Generation GF Teen Summit include:

The top experts in both the gluten-free industry and associated medical field, as well as esteemed college and educational speakers

Dr. Peter Green, Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia
Dr. Deena Abbe, licensed psychologist
Registered Dietitian Michele Lefebvre, Director of Nutrition at Cornell Dining
Dr. Anne Lee, Nutritionist at Celiac Disease Center at Columbia
Me (yay!) + Taylor from HaleLife
Registered Dietitian, Aneta Reska, in-house dietitian for Schar
Gary Jones, Culinary Dietary Specialist for Walt Disney World Food and Beverage
Casey Cromwell, The College Celiac


Wednesday, June 27th
3:00 to 5:30 – Event Registration
6:30 to 9:00 – Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 28th 
7:00am to 8:15 – Breakfast and Welcome
Session #1 – Dr. Anne Lee
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Greene
Session #2 – Interactive Teen Panel involving attendees and panelists
Session #3 – Parent Round Table Discussion
Session #3 – Erica Dermer (Celiac and the Beast) and Taylor Miller (HaleLife) – How to Use Social Media to Empower Yourself and Enhance Your Gluten-Free Life
6:30pm – 10:30 – Pool Party

Friday, June 29th 
7:00am to 8:30 – Breakfast
Session #1 – Dr. Deena Abbe (Child Psychology) and Dr. Anne Lee (Nutrionist at the Columbia University Celiac Disease Center) _ Discussion the Middle School to High School Transition
Session #1 – Michelle Lefebvre (Director of Nutrition for Cornell University Dining)– What to look for and what to ask when selecting the right college or university.
Featured Speaker – Gary Jones, Culinary Dietary Specialist for Walt Disney World
Session #2 – Speaker TBD
Session #3 – Aneta Reska, Registered Dietitian for Schar – Socializing on a Gluten-Free Diet
Session #3 – Casey Cromwell (CollegeCeliac KC blogger) – My college doesn’t offer gluten-free. What do I do?

I can’t wait to hang out at Disney Springs, one of my favorite places. Like this place, pictured below, Raglan Road! Taylor and I ate here last year together!

Raglan Road Disney Springs with Gluten Away and Celiac and the Beast

…and of course….Erin McKenna’s Bakery where everything is gluten-free and vegan.

I’m so excited for the gluten free teen summit with Gluten Intolerance Group and Generation GF! Will you be in attendance this year?

We’re going to throw a Twitter Party on Monday April 23rd at 5pm PT/6pm MT/7pm CT/8pm ET.

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Comments: 2

  1. Lisa segear April 19, 2018 at 1:31 pm Reply

    I would like to register for 4/23

    • Erica Dermer April 19, 2018 at 2:09 pm Reply

      Thanks Lisa! Please just fill out the Rafflecopter widget with your Twitter handle!

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