Recent Court Settlement Sets Strong Precedent for Gluten- and Allergen-Free Accommodations; NFCA Urges Colleges and Universities to Take Action.
Ambler, Pa. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Students choose their college or university based on a number of factors. Their ability to find a meal on campus shouldn’t be one of them.
According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), an estimated 1 in 131 Americans is affected by celiac disease. These individuals require a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet – including when they’re at college.
“Students are coming home on break to find they have elevated blood levels or have lost significant weight because they’re not getting the gluten-free nutrition they need,” explains Alice Bast, founder and president of NFCA. “It’s a serious threat to their health, and it’s time the schools paid attention.”
Chefs and Restaurateurs Flunk Gluten-Free Quiz at NRA Show
Ambler, Pa. (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
Chefs and restaurateurs lack a fundamental understanding of gluten-free protocols, and it’s a threat to those with gluten-related disorders, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), the non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of those of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
“When most people dine out, they expect a meal that’s safe to eat. Individuals with gluten-related disorders don’t have that luxury,” said Alice Bast, founder and president of NFCA.
Earlier this month, NFCA quizzed chefs and restaurateurs on the floor of the National Restaurant Association Show, an international gathering of professionals in the foodservice industry, and the results were alarming. Many of the chefs and restaurateurs said they have gluten-free options at their restaurants, yet less than four percent of them responded correctly to four questions regarding gluten (see “Survey Questions” below). Read More »
National Jewish Health Expert Discusses Psychological Aspect of Living with Life Threatening Food Allergies
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mary Klinnert, PhD at National Jewish Health. Mary is an expert in child psychology and has numerous previous research studies on the effects of asthma on mental health. She started her career mostly focusing on asthma, but in recent years, has turned much of her attention to the psychological aspects of living with life threatening food allergies.
While meeting with Mary, she briefed me on a study she is conducting on the psychological aspects of food allergies and how this study differs from the majority of previous studies that mostly focus on quality of life issues related to living with food allergies. The hope of Mary and the rest of the team is to get to the root of what is happening to families that sometimes contributes to deeper Read More »
What do you do if you can’t eat gluten, dairy, eggs, or nuts and you love dessert?
Your options are quite limited unless you bake everything yourself. But now, you can buy pies and cookies that are free of those allergens and still taste amazing.
Nature’s Path is introducing two new gluten-free cereals to their family of gluten-free foods. Crunchy Maple Sunrise and Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise.
These two new exciting organic cereals are an excellent source of whole grain, fiber and omega-3. They are made with organic corn, rice, flax, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth. Read More »
If you are making gluten-free pumpkin pies and other sweet treats this Thanksgiving, make sure to check out the Nestle gluten-free product list before baking this year (revised August 2009).
The following items are gluten-free and will be helpful for baking this holiday season, especially when making pumpkin pies.
LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
LIBBY’S® Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Premier White Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Swirled Morsels
NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Premier White Swirled Morsels
NESTLÉ CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ CARNATION® Low Fat Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ CARNATION® Fat Free Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
NESTLÉ CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
Here’s our latest and favorite gluten-free (and dairy-free) bread recipe. This gluten-free bread has a terrific springiness and is neither too dry or too wet. And, it has a wonderful yeasty flavor and calls for simple ingredients that are easy to find.
When followed exactly this recipe is consistently dependable. The batter rises quickly and as the loaf bakes it doesn’t bubble over the sides of the pan. As it cools it doesn’t cave in.
It’s highly recommended that you use a good kitchen scale to weigh ingredients, don’t substitute with other gluten-free ingredients and use an instant read digital thermometer to know when your bread is done. And if you have a good stand mixer that helps too.
You will see two out-of-the-ordinary recommendations in our new gluten-free bread recipe. The directions call for using both Read More »
When Jovial Foods, Inc. offered us samples of their brand new gluten-free pasta they claimed had the taste and texture of authentic pasta, we looked forward to the opportunity to judge for ourselves.
We were pleasantly surprised. This is an excellent pasta, virtually indistinguishable from regular pasta in flavor, color, shape and consistency.
We received five different varieties: Spaghetti, Penne Rigate, Fusilli, Capellini and Caserecce.
All the pastas come in Read More »
On April 29, Chick-fil-A introduced three new premium salads – the Cobb Salad, Chick-fil-A® Asian Salad, and the Grilled Market Salad. The new Grilled Market Salad is gluten free (prior to adding condiments). The new Cobb Salad and Asian Salad come with breaded nuggets, but they can be ordered with gluten-free grilled nuggets.
According to the company, each salad will offer two or more servings of vegetables or fruit, and have Read More »