Helping the Knoxville region with celiac and gluten intolerance

Celiac Disease, or gluten intolerance, is a genetic autoimmune disease that is estimated to affect 1 of every 133 people in the U.S. Research indicates there are approximately 2.5 million people with celiac disease in the U.S., though only approximately 80,000 of those have been diagnosed.

Our group meets in person frequently, but we have a very active e-mail list discussing local celiac issues daily. We're a pretty informal bunch so feel free to join in. The link at the left will get you started. Welcome!
Celiac Disease causes damage to the small intestine and malnourishment when people eat foods with gluten, found in wheat, rye, barley, malt, and possibly oats.

It's a life-changing diagnosis made much easier with help from others going through the same experience, thus the creation of our group in Knoxville.


Celi-Act is sponsored by GI For Kids, PLLC, located at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, but is open to anyone with celiac disease or their family members.

We are ETN Celiac Support Chapter #120 of the national support group, Celiac Sprue Association.

News and Announcements

Knoxville's 5th Annual Gluten Free Vendor Fair and Expo 

Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Knoxville Expo and Grande Event Center. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Eastern time). More information.

Upcoming meeting 

Eggstravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UT Gardens Center on Neyland Drive. Learn more...

Citiview Magazine Article
View an article from the November 2011 Citiview Magazine about celiac disease.

Lunch Bunch!...
Join several of our members for lunch each month, a great way to get to know other celiacs in the community while supporting restaurants that offer gluten free menus. Watch for dates. Learn more...