Saturday, February 28, 2015

February 2015 Meeting Summary

So much information was shared at the February 17th meeting of the Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support!  A big thank you to all who contributed their thoughts and suggestions.

Many new happenings in the gluten free world! The Girl Scouts organization now have GF Toffee Cookies. Pizza Hut is offering Udi's GF Pizza nationwide (2,400 Pizza Huts). Locally, in the Prescott Tri-City Area, it is not yet known if the local Pizza Hut is part of the roll out test market on the GF pizzas.  Breyer's ice cream will soon be non-GMO.  Organic produce has a bar code that starts with the number 9 (you can verify this at local grocers). Glutenator Beer was highly recommended as a great GF everyone in the group that would like a good GF beer, go to Park Plaza or Lloyd's Liquors and ask them to carry it.

A lengthy discussion took place at the February 17th meeting on the possibility of the local GF support group becoming a branch of the national Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). Individuals may join GIG at for $28-35 annually (depending on age). There are currently no dues for members of the Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group. However, should a decision be made to become a branch of GIG, there are many benefits, especially because the local support group would be listed on their national web site as a GF support group. Even now, when Mayo Clinic diagnoses someone with Celiac, they recommend finding a local support group. Any comments on this possible opportunity with Gluten Intolerance Group of America can be sent to Renee at    

And a thank you to Bill H. for sharing the words of Hippocrates:"Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food"; "walking is man's best medicine"; and  "All Disease begins in the gut".  These words were said over 2,000 years ago!

The next meeting of the Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support Organization will be held at the Prescott Public Library, lower level Founder's Room "A", on tuesday, March 17th from 12 noon to 2PM.