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If you’re reading this there’s a good chance that you have a problem with gluten. Or someone you know may have the problem. You may have a diagnosis in hand or maybe just a suspicion.  And the whole deal may feel a bit overwhelming.


Welcome! to the
Lancaster Area Celiacs
Support Group
Maybe, we can help!


There is nothing to join and no membership dues.  We are a fully volunteer organization.

(Of course, that means we’re always looking for volunteers to help shoulder the load.  And we gratefully accept donations to help out with mailing costs, meeting room charges, speaker stipends, etc. )

You are NOT alone!  In the document, Facts & Figures of Celiac Disease, on Factsheets page of their website, The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center reports:

"Celiac disease affects 1% of healthy, average Americans. That means at least 3 million people in our country are living with celiac disease—97% of them are undiagnosed."


We are focused on the needs of people in and around the city and county of Lancaster, PA.  There are a great many people who need the kinds of help we can provide.  We have many activities to support our mission.  For example:

  • We publish a periodic newsletter called the LAC Quarterly.
    • We distribute the newsletter by e-mail links to whoever is signed up on our E-Mail List, which you can do yourself on the self-named page.
    • We also mail paper copies to folks who don’t have e-mail and/or internet access.  Just call us or sign up at a meeting.
    • We even have links to several years of back issues on our Newsletters page.
  • We hold several public Meetings each year.  Typically attended by seventy or more people, these meetings offer an opportunity to meet and talk directly with others who have problems with gluten.
    • We have a speaker who covers some issue concerning gluten sensitivity.
    • You can purchase delicious gluten-free foods from the vendors who often offer samples of their wares.
  • We offer courses for newly diagnosed adults, Celiac 101.
  • We check out cooperating area restaurants who claim to offer “gluten-free” dining to make sure they have the means to deliver what they claim.  Our list of restaurants who have passed our review are listed on our Restaurants page.
  • When we hear news about products of interest we publish that news on our Product News page.
  • And, of course, there is the usual Contact Us page, a Facebook Group that is a great place to interact online with others with gluten sensitivities and a page with Links to websites we think you might find of interest.
  • Finally, we present some information about celiac disease and other kinds of gluten sensitivities on The Disease page.
We hope you find this information helpful in your search on how to live with your gluten intolerance.  Rest assured that you can learn to deal with these problems.  We have … and we want to help!
What's Up?

Mark Your Calendars:
We have confirmed the following dates for our LAC Support Group Meetings for 2015:
  • Monday, Jan 12
  • Monday, May 11
  • Monday, Sept 14
Schedule:
  • 6:15 - Doors & Vendors open
  • 7:00 - Meeting starts
Programs/Speakers to be announced.

Celiac Educational Packet:
Columbia University offers a celiac educational packet and you can request to be put on their mailing list to receive future educational materials, research updates, and center announcements.

Join Us on Facebook:
It's a great place for discussing places to eat, product news, etc.
Important Disclaimer:
Information on this website, newsletters, links and other content is provided for educational purposes. We recommend you consult your heath care provider for advice regarding all medical concerns. As ingredients, menus, etc change without notice, we cannot ensure that information referenced within will remain accurate. In an attempt to provide accurate, useful information, we welcome comments, ideas, corrections and other feedback.