Author Archives: John Libonati

Columbia University Celiac Disease Center Roundtable Discussion June 7

This just in from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University…

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University will continue to host a Roundtable on Celiac Disease that deals with individuals and their families’ difficulties in living with celiac disease. The program will be held monthly and would deal with children, adolescence and adult issues with respect to celiac disease.

Members of the Celiac Disease Center who will be attending the Roundtable on Celiac Disease include adult and pediatric gastroenterologists as well as our nutritionist. We will conduct this program in an interactive format allowing airing of views and questions from all participants. Read More »

9th Annual Gluten Free Picnic in Neptune New Jersey

 Seashore Celiac Support Group CSA #96 and Central Jersey Celiac/DH Support Group and Cel-Kids Network CSA#58 is pleased to announce their 9th annual…

100% Gluten Free Picnic!!!

Date: Sunday June 27, 2010 (Rain or Shine)
Time: 1 to 5pm
Where: Shark River Park – Neptune, NJ
Directions: http://seashoreceliacs.org/SharkRiver.htm

All family & friends of celiacs are welcome! Read More »

Celiac Disease Event Features Nutritionist at Paoli Hospital May 17

The Chester County Gluten Intolerance Group’s quarterly meeting will be this Monday, May 17, in the Potter Room at Paoli Hospital.

Paoli Hospital
255 W. Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301
Directions: http://www.mainlinehealth.org/paoli

Vendors start at 6:30, speaker at 7:15.

The featured speaker will be Nancy Dickens, registered dietician. Nancy Dickens is
recommended by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Read More »

Celiac Disease Center Celebrates Anniversary with Gourmet Gluten Free Event

 title=The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its annual Spring Flours Benefit at the Swissôtel-Chicago at 7pm on May 14, 2010. More than 30 restaurants will showcase gourmet gluten-free tastings to what expects to be a sell-out crowd. The evening will also include a tribute to its founder, Stefano Guandalini, MD, as well as robust Live and Silent Auctions.

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Kay’s Naturals Gluten Free Cookie Bites – Nutritious, Delicious & Satisfying

Gluten-free snack foods are often lamented to be nutritionally lacking as many are packed with sugar and empty starches. One company has consistently bucked the trend by providing tasty, healthy, nutrient-rich snack foods and cereals that are also low fat and high in fiber.

Kay’s Naturals has built their reputation on providing all natural, nutritionally balanced snacks that are also gluten-free.

Now the company is adding Kay’s Cookie Bites to its best-selling lines of gluten-free snack foods and cereals. The Cookie Bites come in two flavors, Cinnamon Almond Cookie Bites and Honey Almond Cookie Bites, and are available in 5 oz. boxes or 1.75 oz. snack bags.

Kay’s describes their Cookie Bites as ultra nutritious, totally delicious and absolutely satisfying.

We agree.

When we tasted them, we found them to be sweet, flavorful and crispy. Gluten-free, casein-free, protein rich, fiber rich and made from natural ingredients makes them a good (and worry-free) snack during work or travel and perfect for those times when you’re running late and need something more filling than crackers or carrot sticks. Read More »

Gluten Free Food Savings with Mixes From the Heartland’s New Buying Club

Mixes From The Heartland is making mealtimes healthy, easy and normal for gluten-free families across the country. Now people can save when shopping by joining their new Gluten Free Buying Club.

Teri Whisenhunt, the owner of Mixes From The Heartland and a celiac herself, says her goal is to provide people high quality, affordable gluten-free foods. With the Gluten Free Buying Club, Mixes From The Heartland is doing just that – providing members with the largest selection of approved (under 5 parts per million of gluten) quality mixes and ingredients at affordable prices. And their shipping prices are among the best in the industry – just $10 for orders under $100 and free on orders over $100. Read More »

Recall: McCormick Fajita Seasoning Mix May Contain Wheat and Dairy

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is recalling “McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix” due to undeclared milk and wheat.

The product was distributed in grocery stores nationally.

The product is in 1.12-oz. pouches labeled with UPC Code 5210002121 and “BEST BY” dates of JAN 16 12 AH and JAN 16 12 CH. The package contains the wrong product.

Consumers may call (800) 632-5847 with questions or to request a replacement or full refund.

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Author Information: Jen Cafferty, Chicago, IL
Jen Cafferty, Founder, The Gluten Free Cooking Expo
Website: www.glutenfreeclasses.com
Blog: www.glutenfreeexpo.wordpress.com
National GF Reporter for Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/x-12164-GlutenFree-Food-Examiner
Twitter: jenglutenfree
GIG Chicago: www.chicagoglutenfree.com

The Philadelphia 76ers Celiac Awareness Night

The Philadelphia 76ers will host their third Celiac Awareness Night on Friday, March 26th when the Sixers meet the Atlanta Hawks. Game time is 7:00 pm at the Wachovia Center.

To order tickets, go to www.nba.com/sixers/celiac. To get the special Celiac Awareness Night discount, be certain to enter the code CELIAC. This also will ensure that proceeds from ticket sales go to support raising celiac awareness. Read More »

Mixes From The Heartland Makes Gluten Free Mealtimes Tasty, Healthy & Easy

Glutenfreeworks.com Editor’s Note: Shipping is $10 on orders less than $100 and free above it.

I recently had the opportunity to try some of the gluten-free mixes sold by Mixes From the Heartland. I was impressed…

Located in Amarillo, Texas, Mixes From The Heartland makes it their mission to “make mealtime healthy, easier and normal for all people with celiac disease.”

Mixes From The Heartland offers a cornucopia of gluten-free foods: more than 300 all natural, nutrient-dense soups, stews, meals, muffins, cakes, desserts, gravies, pancakes, snacks and the best sweet potato brownies I have ever had – period. Read More »

Whole Foods 365 Brand Gluten-Free Mixes 86’d

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Whole Foods 365 Brand Gluten-Free Mixes 86’d

Whole Foods Market has decided to discontinue its branded gluten-free baking mixes due to “lack of interest.” Back in 2007, the market introduced their own line of mixes – not to be confused with the Gluten Free Bakehouse ready-made baked goods. The mixes for pizzas, breads, cakes, brownies and the like were part of the store’s 365 Everyday Value line. The products initially were priced slightly less than the comparable Gluten-Free Pantry mixes the house brand largely replaced. The ingredient labels for the Whole Foods products mimicked those of Gluten-Free Pantry’s, although the actual manufacturer of the store-labeled versions was never confirmed by either company.

According to a statement from Whole Foods:

The 365 Gluten Free Baking Mixes have been discontinued and are no longer available through any other outlets. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. There are many reasons that go into the decision to discontinue a product. Hundreds of new products are presented to us every day; therefore, the mix of products in each category is continually evolving. We evaluate attributes like value, quality, taste and convenience when we make the decision to accept or discontinue a product. Most often a product is discontinued to make room for a new product that offers a better combination of these attributes, or because there is a lack of interest in the product.

A Whole Foods customer service representative confirmed in an e-mail that customers’ lack of interest in the products led to the decision to end distribution. Interestingly, stores are being encouraged to stock Gluten-Free Pantry mixes as a replacement when the existing inventory of store-brand products runs out.

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Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA
Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com.
Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
John can be reached by e-mail here.

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