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A Guide to Gluten-Free with Nutritionist Megan Faletra

July 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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
Saturdays – July 29th & August 19th
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

August 19th, 12:00-1:30 pm | How Gluten Free Food Can and Should Be Delicious

In this second series on navigating the world of gluten free living, eating, cooking, and baking experienced celiac disease and food allergy Registered Dietitian Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN guides attendees through the process of making a delicious and healthy gluten free meal. Her philosophy when it comes to gluten free living is that just because a person is gluten free doesn’t mean they need to feel restricted or settle for eating pre-packaged, expensive food that doesn’t taste delicious! By focusing on whole foods, simple local ingredients, and a few key gluten free strategies when it comes to cooking and baking, dietitian Megan Faletra will open attendees eyes to the delicious and wonderful world of gluten free living and eating.

So come join experienced celiac disease and food allergy Registered Dietitian Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN for an interactive look into the world of cooking, baking, and eating the healthy gluten free way.

Topics Covered

  1. Let’s Start With The Basics: Simple swaps for traditional gluten free items
  2. Basics of Gluten Free Cooking
  3. Preparation of Gluten Free Appetizer – TBD based on local ingredients
  4. Avoiding Cross Contamination While Cooking Gluten Free
  5. Healthy Items to Stock Your Gluten Free Kitchen and Pantry
  6. Preparation of Gluten Free Main Course – Gluten Free Fish Tacos
  7. Why Ditch Processed and Packaged Gluten Free Goods and Start Baking
  8. Basics of Gluten Free Baking
  9. Preparation of Gluten Free Dessert Item – TBD based on local ingredients
  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.

The Trustees and The KITCHEN

As one of the largest owners of agricultural land and the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts, The Trustees extends its leadership to transform the local food system by connecting residents and visitors back to the land and sharing the Commonwealth’s collective agrarian heritage through innovative retail and educational experiences at the Boston Public Market in the heart of downtown Boston.

The KITCHEN is a community gathering place, managed by The Trustees, that is restoring the craft of seasonal cooking in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond through hands-on classes and educational experiences that celebrate the farmers and artisans of this region. Partnered with the Boston Public Market, The KITCHEN embraces a whole-food approach to eating and promotes cooking as an essential cornerstone of a sustainable food system.

Join The Trustees and receive 20%-50% off all classes, workshops, and events at The KITCHEN and all Trustees properties.


July 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Boston Public Market
136 Blackstone Street
Boston, MA United States


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