Tennessee Chapter

TACA Tennessee holds Coffee Talks throughout the year. Our Coffee Talks and family events provide more settings where families can informally network, share resources and speak with seasoned parents.

Tennessee Events

Saturday, December 15

TACA Holiday Party

5:00 - 6:30 PM
The Muse Knoxville
516 North Beaman Street
Knoxville, TN 37914

Join TACA in celebrating the holidays with a FREE family event at The Muse Knoxville. Come play, build, and discover while our very special guest, Santa Claus, joins in on the fun! Parents have your cameras ready!
Registration is limited. RSVP is required for admittance.

Saturday, January 5

Nutrition in Autism and Neurological Disorders: Finding the Right Strategy for Your Child

10:00 - 11:30 AM
Bearden Branch Library
100 Golf Club Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37919

Speaker: Jennifer Masters, MS, RDN, LDN
Nutrition advice for children with autism and neurological disorders can be confusing and may seem down right overwhelming. Should your child be gluten and casein free? Could your child benefit from some other elimination diet? Which supplements does your child need? The truth is, what works for one child might not work for another.
We will discuss getting to the root cause of your child’s health issues by examining the acronym “STAIN”: Stress, Toxins, Adverse Food Reactions, Infections, and Nutritional Inadequacies. Come away with a better understanding of the gut-brain connection, gut dysbiosis, and “leaky gut”. The goal is for you to become familiar with the tools that can be used to put together a nutrition plan specific to your child’s needs.
Raffle: One lucky attendee will win a supplement package worth $75: Your choice of supplements or GI Jen’s basic starter package. RSVP is required to be entered to win.
Jennifer Masters is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist specializing in integrative and functional nutrition. She has over 30 years experience in pediatrics and GI health care. Her passion is helping clients find Integrative Nutrition Solutions to restore health. Her private practice, Integrative Nutrition Solutions, is located in Knoxville, TN. www.GI-Jen.com

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