The Celiac Awareness Tour stop in Louisville provides outreach and education to locals following a gluten free diet with the upcoming Gluten Free Expo.
The Celiac Awareness Tour’s upcoming Gluten Free Expo from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 16th at the Clifton Center in Louisville, KY reaches out to people following a gluten free diet. The event, presented by Kroger and Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods Market and sponsored by Glutino, provides an opportunity for those recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease as well as those well adapted to a gluten free diet to shop the gluten free market, listen to expert speakers, meet local support groups and watch chef demonstrations along with their friends and family.
Gluten Free Food Drive for Dare to Care Food Bank - Local Celiac Support Groups
Expert Speakers - Chef Demonstrations - Gluten Free Vendor Market
National Celiac Organizations - University of Maryland Celiac Research Center
What is Gluten? Many furrow their brow when confronted with the question. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, kamut and spelt. These grains and their derivatives are present in many common consumables from bread to beer. Gluten is a sneaky foe, which wreaks havoc on the intestinal track of the one in every (133) one hundred and thirty-three people suffering from Celiac Disease. In addition to those with the disease, many others are afflicted with varying degrees of sensitivity to wheat and /or gluten. Untreated Celiac Disease can result in malnutrition, gastrointestinal cancer and mental disorders among other maladies.
There is good news - Celiac Disease is treatable and no drugs are required. The prescription? A completely gluten free lifestyle in which NO gluten, not even a crumb, is allowed. The side effects of being accidentally ‘gluten-ed’ can range from unpleasant discomfort to debilitating pain. Many ‘gluten free’ foods, products and offerings are cropping up to accommodate the dietary needs of the growing number of people diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
The Celiac Awareness Tour’s Louisville Gluten Free Expo from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on April 16th at the Clifton Center specifically caters to those following a gluten free diet. Nearly thirty vendors will convene for the gluten free vendor market. Six expert speakers and five chef demonstrators are scheduled throughout the day to educate and inspire attendees. Folks can meet the local support groups and find information about national Celiac organizations and world-class research as well.
Attendees are encouraged to bring along a non-perishable & diet specific item for the gluten free food drive to help low-income suffers of Celiac Disease meet their needs. Plus the competitive sort can win $100 grocery gift certificate by participating in the Pamela’s Products ‘Bake-Off. Whether newly diagnosed, a long-time follower of a gluten free diet or a friend or family member of someone with Celiac Disease, attendees are sure to enjoy the variety of offerings at The Celiac Awareness Tour’s Louisville Gluten Free Expo
Jenny Kelley, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Celiac Awareness Tour
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