Providing support, education and resources for those seeking a gluten free lifestyle.

Celiac Center of Minnesota


In early August, over 50 children from over five states, convened in Bloomington at the Celiac Center of Minnesota for the fifth, annual Gluten Detective camp. The GDs spent their days learning new baking skills, filming public service messages and even picking up some tennis lessons, thanks to one of our GD camper's parent and tennis pro, Hayley Horning-Shibley. The children were broken into teams named the Silly Sifters, the Rocking Rollers, and the Mighty Mixers and enjoyed daily baking lessons with our three guest bakers. GDs enjoyed making new friends and eating some of their favorite lunches, including Applegate Farms corn dogs, Udi's pizzas, and fresh pasta from R.P.'s pasta. We couldn't put this camp on without the generous support of our camp sponsors, so please patronize the businesses listed on this page. We had a great time "investigating, advocating and celebrating" with our Gluten Detectives this year, and we're already counting the days until next year's camp!


Please join us at our annual, gf barbecue, scheduled to be held at our Bloomington location on Monday, May 2 from 5:00--8:00 p.m.  In addition to activities for children, information tables and dozens of gf vendors, we will be serving our traditional gf barbecue sandwiches for a minimal fee.  It's a great community event, and a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and gf vendors!  Hope to see you this spring!

To provide support and advocacy to newly diagnosed Celiac families, and those seeking a gluten free lifestyle, while fostering awareness and education in a compassionate manner. 

Over the last three years, our Gluten Detective program has benefited from a multitude of projects created by some of the brightest immunology students in the country, through Carleton’s biology department.  Check out some of those activities and our joint project, “Celiac and Me” here.



This year’s theme is time traveling, and year’s camp is one your Gluten Detective (GD) is going to make time for!  Each day, children from grades K-5 will come together for live music, GF cooking lessons, activities, games and delicious gluten free meals and snacks.... Get your registration form here: 2016 reg form.pdf

Please note, effective January, 2016, the Celiac Center of MN will no longer be hosting regular monthly meetings. This includes Gluten Detective Meetings. We encourage our community to join us at our other events.


Gluten Detective 2016 Camp Dates Announced: 
August 2, 3 and 4.  Registration is open as of January 1, 2016

Julie Salato

Founder and Executive Director of the Celiac Center of Minnesota

GLUTEN DETECTIVE CAMP, August 2, 3, and 4!


Our Mission

2015 Gluten Detective Camp was a Recipe for Fun!




Spring GF Resource Fair!