Tuesday, July 25, 2017

August 2017 Meeting Summary

The Prescott Area Celiac & Gluten Free Support Group had a very good turnout for its July meeting.  The Gluten Free & Allergy Free Expo was discussed...the pros and cons on attending.  The next one in Arizona will be June of next year.  After meeting the director, Jen, of the Expo, it seems as though they get a great room rental rate in the summer (duh!) so, she plans on continuing having the event that month.  This year it was not nearly as crowded and rather than having the speakers in hallway break out rooms, all the speakers were in the same great exhibition hall.  I thought it was more convenient that way, in fact.
Next month, we would like to have discussion on 2 key items........where would you or a love one go to live, when it's time to live in a retirement community or a care facility that can and will accommodate Celiac and gluten free dietary needs????  Are there any facilities available to our community?
Second, What is your protocol or remedy if you become "glutenized" by cross contamination or accidentally ingesting gluten????
I will have your complimentary, newest issue of the magazine, "Gluten Free & More".  This magazine hits the racks this month and retails for $7.99 to the general public.  First come, first served on the distribution of the magazine at the August 8thmeeting.  I have a designated number of magazines the publisher sends me.
See you next month.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

June 2017 Meeting Summary

Our June 2017 meeting was a lot of fun.  Almost everyone brought a product to promote or to share that was gluten free  (of course!)
Some the items that members have found tasty........So Delicious Salted Caramel Cluster Cashew Milk, Amy's Rice Mac & Cheese, Marzetti Gluten Free Bread Crumbs, Van's Say Cheese Crackers, Costco's Aussie Bites. Wal-Mart Gluten Free Mac & Cheese, Nabisco Good Thins. Wal Mart's Sam's Club Bread & Buns ( found in the bread aisle)   AGAIN......TRY AT YOUR YOUR OWN DISCRETION. We are NOT promoting any one product, just passing info along. Please read disclaimer below.
Several of our members went to the Gluten Free & Allergy Free Expo in Glendale last weekend.  Sharing a photo below of myself, Gloria Barreto and Sharon Egan.
Hope to see many of you at our next meeting in July.
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