Help@Home Webinars

Watch for our ongoing series of educational webinars to help you manage your celiac disease and gluten sensitivity with confidence and the correct information from the experts.

Title: Back to School: Gluten Free

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Times:   7 – 8 pm OR  10 – 11 pm EDT


  • Jess Pirnak, R.D.
  • Sharon Frayne-French, formerly Halton District School Board
  • Moderator: Sue Newell, CCA Manager, Education

A one-hour free webinar to help give you and your young child confidence heading back to school. Our panel discussion will give you guidance from our experts ranging from management, diet, handling ‘food’ bullying and teasing to boosting your lunch box meals.

To register, click the registration link that corresponds to the time slot you wish to attend.

Register – Click here for 7 – 8 pm EST webinar.

Register – Click here for 10- 11 pm EST webinar.

Generously sponsored by Udi’s Gluten Free

Our Speakers:

Jess Pirnak, R.D. – Jess graduated from UBC’s Food Nutrition and Health program and completed her dietetic internship with Provincial Health Services Authority after finishing a Psychology degree from SFU. She is an active member of Dietitians of Canada and is currently chairing a local action group advocating for primary care dietitians. She is currently working on the North Shore at Choices Markets as a retail dietitian and in primary care at Continuum Medical Care where she acts as a clinical dietitian as well as program lead on different lifestyle programs.

Jess will be covering what the nutrition basics are to help your kids do their best this year as you prepare to send your children back to school. Avoid analysis paralysis in the grocery store with these helpful tips and tricks! And take away some kid-friendly, easy-to-make recipes.

Sharon Frayne-French

Sharon Frayne (Honours B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.) was a high school teacher and Elementary Principal with the Halton District School Board. She has a commitment to a safe and healthy learning environment for all students. She understands the importance of ensuring that the needs of children with food or environmental sensitivities are addressed.

Sharon will be sharing tips to help your child handle their nutritional needs in the classroom and school environment. Proactive parents can ensure that fellow students, teachers and administrators understand Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, and respect children’s needs.