Monday, June 22, 2015

June 2015 Meeting Summary

The June meeting of the Prescott Area Celiac and Gluten Free Support was held on Wednesday, June 17th from 12-2PM at the Prescott Valley Library 3rd floor, Crystal Room.  It was a productive meeting and well-attended. 

The group received a large donation of sample products from Nairn's of Scotland. Nairn's makes dedicated gluten free cookies, crackers and biscuits. Of course, in the British Isles, biscuits are actually cookies.  The group was asked to rate the taste, texture and packaging of the oatmeal raisin cookies, chocolate chip & oatmeal cookies, oatmeal grahams and a plain cracker. Everyone enjoyed being able to participate in taste-testing the products.  Sprouts carries the Nairn's delights.
The group was privileged to have Shea Richland, health educator and Founder of GMO-Free Prescott, come for the second time to speak to the group. Her topic was GMO's: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.  She discussed what the industry doesn't want you to know about the illegal genetic engineering of food crops experiment and what you can do to protect your health. Shea had terrific handouts which included pocket size shopping guides and a quick reference GMO FAQS. For more info go to

The next meeting of the PACGF Support Group will be held on Wednesday July 15th at the same location.

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