Fox Valley Celiacs Chapter 26
Once you have been diagnosed with celiac
disease (CD) or dermatitis herpetiformis
(DH), a wise step is to consult with a dietitian.
During this consultation, you will receive
information about the gluten-free diet.
As a newly diagnosed celiac, you should
consider joining the Fox Valley Celiacs (FVC)
support group, which serves all of NE
Wisconsin. With over 200 members, FVC
will provide information, resource materials,
and a place to meet other celiacs.
Fox Valley Celiacs meet every other month
starting in January. A gluten-free picnic is
held in July, and a gluten-free dinner is held
at Fox Valley Technical College in
Meetings may include a speaker, a panel
discussion, a Q & A session, or a potluck. At
each meeting, time is set aside for sharing
information on gluten-free products, gluten aware restaurants, and resource materials.
Melanie Mailand, new-member advocate,
meets with newly diagnosed celiacs 45
minutes prior to the regular meetings to
answer questions and share information.
A bimonthly newsletter is written and
published by FVC, which features gluten-free
products, recipes, articles on celiac disease,
and other informational material.
Books, pamphlets, recipe books, and other
resource materials can be checked out
during regular meetings.
Annual membership in FVC is $10, which
includes the newsletter. A new-member
packet is available for $10.
The support group is a great place to make
new friends who have the same goal―eating
well and staying healthy.
Directions to Fox Valley Technical College
From the north, take U.S. 41 south to Northland Avenue.
Go east one-half mile to N Bluemound Dr, then south to FVTC. Turn left on Tri-Park Way and then left to 5 N Systems Drive
From the south, take U.S. 41 north to Wisconsin Ave (S.T.H. 96). Go east one-half mile to N Bluemound Dr, then north to FVTC. Turn right on Tri-Park Way and then left to 5 N Systems Dr.
The Bordini Center and the parking lot can be seen when you turn on Tri Park Way. Enter the building through the main entrance into the Atrium. FVC will meet in the Conference Center (#103) just inside the door.