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Fighting Hunger on Giving Tuesday
Helping out a Gluten Free Food Pantry is a great activity in honor of Giving Tuesday. There are a handful across the country that could use our help!
Gluten Free and allergy-friendly foods can cost up to 450% more then their counterpart products. This means that for some individuals and families, a medical diagnosis requiring a gluten free diet can lead to a severe financial strain. Gluten free food is rarely available at food pantries, leaving few options for getting affordable, safe hunger relief. Low – income individuals are often forced to choose between health and hunger.
Thankfully, a few gluten free, allergy-friendly food banks have opened across the country to address this need. Please consider helping one of the dedicated food pantries that serve those living with food scarcity and a dietary restrictions.
S.A.F.E. Food Pantry: Columbia, MD
The Rachel Way Food Pantry: Plymouth Meeting, PA
Food Equality Initiative: Kansas City, MO
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1161. What Do You Do When Glutened?02:25These are some ways the community deals with accidental gluten exposure. How do you deal with it?
1160. West African Food That's Gluten Free05:01West Africa is made up of 17 countries and a variety of delicious food, much of which is gluten free. Listen for common ingredients and dishes that are perfect for the gluten free diet.
1159. Product Alert: UNREAL Dark Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bars02:12Product Safety Alert: UNREAL Club Size Bag Dark Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat BarsIt has come to the attention of the Gluten Intolerance Group that certain packages of UNREAL Club Size Bag Dark Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bars may pose a concern regarding product safety. Some packages of these bars have been found to list Organic Spelt Flour as an ingredient on the outer packaging, while the individually wrapped bars inside display the GFCO logo. After engaging with UNREAL, we have identified this discrepancy as a packaging error, where old outer packaging was used on a newly formulated product that has been GFCO-certified. Unreal assures GFCO that the product meets the GFCO certification standards and is certified. GFCO has not completed the testing to verify this.In an abundance of caution, the GFCO is issuing this safety alert to inform consumers. Always read labels to ensure the products you buy are gluten-free.
1158. Facebook Fallacy Friday: Wheat in Europe04:11Have you heard people say that they can eat gluten-containing foods in Europe and they can't in the US? Here's why they may be saying that.Anyone with Celiac Disease should never eat gluten, in any country.
1157. Something ALL Doctors Treating Celiac Could Use03:06On today's Celiac Project Podcast:Mike and Cam are excited to welcome back Vanessa Weisbrod to the podcast. Vanessa discusses her new position at the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), where she is the Chief Education and Community Engagement Officer. Vanessa has hit the ground running and shares many of the exciting plans, programs and initiatives that she is working on at CDF. Included in the topics covered are Vanessa's vision for the future of celiac thought leaders, tackling food insecurity on a larger scale, and some of the hurdles that we face trying to change and reform gluten free labeling for food and drugs.Lisen to the full episode here: https://celiacprojectpodcast.libsyn.com
1156. Is it Celiac, IBS or SIBO?02:17Webinar: Is it Celiac Disease and Something Else, or Something Else Entirely? SIBO, IBS, and Other Intestinal DisordersFeb 29, 2024 01:00 PM ETOther than active celiac disease due to gluten exposure, there are many reasons for ongoing symptoms, including food intolerances, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), diet changes, co-existing or inflammatory diseases, and diseases that are unrelated to celiac disease. Join a panel of expert to discuss. Speakers will present on selected topics for 60 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 1- 2:15 pm ET.Register here: https://partners.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VtAHb6JPQ3Gb7MH5mXs0ig#/registration
1155. Gluten in Cleaning Products, Does it Matter?02:43Should you be concerned about gluten in cleaning products? There may be some things you didn't think about!Here are some helpful related articles:Do I have to use gluten-free skin and body care products?I am looking for body lotions and hair spray, shampoos, conditioners and mousse that are gluten free. Can you help me?Are gluten-free skin and body products important for people with celiac disease?
1153. NEW: Gluten Free Donut Holes at Trader Joes01:47NEW at Trader Joes: Gluten Free Chocolate Donut HolesThese two-bite-sized Chocolate Donut Holes are covered in a sugary Glaze. Yet unlike the classic, they are dairy free and gluten free (the latter status earned thanks to a blend of tapioca starch, rice flour, and corn starch).They should be hitting the stores shelves any day. Let me know if you find them!