San Diego Area Support Groups

There are several support groups located in the San Diego area for those persons on a gluten-free diet. For San Diego blogs focusing on the gluten-free diet, see Blogs. For additional national support group information, see "Organizations" in the Resources section.

For a brief description of the area support groups, see the .pdf "Support for those on the Gluten-Free Diet, San Diego Area". Please feel free to print this for distribution at meetings, conventions, physician offices, etc.


CSA/USA, San Diego Chapter
Celiac Support Association
Kid Start Wellness Foundation
(for kids and teens 8 yrs and up)
CDF - Temecula
Celiac Disease Foundation
San Diego Celiacs Facebook

CDF - Hemet
Celiac Disease Foundation

San Diego Meetup Group
"Enjoying Life Without Gluten"

Kid Start Wellness Foundation
Facebook page

The Kid Start Wellness Foundation is a San Diego focused non-profit organization. We provide tools to empower our school-aged children diagnosed with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders through expert education and engaging activities.

Our quarterly activities, such as a Halloween Party and Lasertag, include a short gluten-free diet reinforcing quiz with prizes, gluten-free treats, and expert-led workshops and cooking classes designed just for school-aged kids and teens.

Our vision is to support and inspire the San Diego community's successful diagnosis and management of children's gluten-related disorders.

San Diego Celiacs Facebook Page
As of February 2013, this group had 57 members. It is used for asking questions and making announcements. San Diego Celiacs Facebook

San Diego Gluten-Free Meetup Group
Enjoying life without gluten!
This Meetup group meets all over San Diego, and has over 100 adult members of varying ages. Meetups happen frequently and are at such places as Whole Foods Market, restaurants, farmer's markets, Sea World, and other events around the county. You must join this Meetup (free) in order to see all the information and participate. Elizabeth Whitmer is the new coordinator for this meet-up group.

Facebook page: Michele Wright, founder of the Meet-up group wrote: "Hi friends, I have created a Facebook page for us! I thought we needed something to bring us closer together and more "social media" friendly! It is the same name - "Enjoying Life Without Gluten". Please go to the page and "like" us! I just got it up so photos will be coming. Please feel free to offer any advice!"


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