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KITCHEN at Boston Public Market
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A Guide to Gluten-Free with Nutritionist Megan Faletra

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The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market is proud to host Megan Faletra, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and founder of The Well Essentials, for a wellness series dedicated to gluten free living. Megan was diagnosed with celiac disease several years ago and has since discovered how to flourish on a gluten free diet, while also eating locally and seasonally for total health and wellness.

Each event in this series will cover different topics around going gluten free and also eating locally and seasonally sourcing from the farmers and artisans of the Boston Public Market.

A Guide to Gluten-Free
Saturday, July 29th
12:00-1:30 pm
The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street, Boston MA

July 29th, 12:00-1:30 pm | Gluten Free 101

"Gluten Free" may seem like just another diet trend to some, but for more than 20 million people in the USA who suffer from either celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, following a gluten free diet may be the only solution to feeling better and leading a healthy life. In this beginners guide to going gluten free you will learn what gluten really is, why some people need to avoid it, and how to live a healthy life that is full of delicious foods and does not feel restricted. We will also discuss some of the basics of gluten free baking, and even make a simple yet delicious dessert for all attendees to try sourced from local ingredients from the Boston Public Market.

Join experienced celiac disease and food allergy Registered Dietitian Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN for an interactive look into the world of living and eating gluten free.

Topics Covered:

  1. What Is Gluten Anyway?
  2. Celiac Disease vs. Non-Celiac Disease Gluten Sensitivity
  3. Foods To Avoid
  4. Foods To Include
  5. Sneaky Places That Gluten Hides
  6. Things To Think About For A Gluten Free Household
  7. Basics of Gluten Free Baking
  8. Strategies to Eating Out Gluten Free
  9. Gluten Free Should And Can Taste Good: Taste Test Gluten Free Dessert
  10. Q&A Session

Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN

Megan Faletra is the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and founder of The Well Essentials, where she is devoted to inspiring a personalized way of healthy living that supports a healthy body and environment. Megan holds a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Public Health from Tufts University, and was clinically trained through Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her philosophy centers on creating a space in the conversation on health and nutrition that allows individuals to live with more intent and less out of habit. She aims to help others rethink their relationship with food, and how they choose to consume, and in doing so change the way they view health, and the food system around them. Megan has worked on nutrition and global health issues both domestically and abroad, and runs a private nutrition counseling practice here in Boston, MA.

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