The gluten-free market is booming, and while that means more options are on shelves, it also makes it harder to tell whether a product is truly gluten-free. Persons with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity know that a gluten-free diet is the only way to treat their conditions, but many find reading the nutrition labels of packaged products to be confusing. Why? While there are many conscientious gluten-free manufacturers taking the strictest precautions to ensure safe products, consumers still need more education about how to decipher nutrition labels. In a 60-minute talk using consumer-friendly language, Tricia Thompson, MS, RD, will provide an explanation of 20 ppm, discuss the role of food safety in gluten-free manufacturing practices, and clear up popular myths that bombard the gluten-free market.
Speaker: Tricia Thompson, MS, RD; The Gluten-Free Dietitian, Nutrition Consultant Celiac Disease, Founder Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC
Sponsored by Frito-Lay, this webinar is free of charge.
When: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT
Where: Your computer
Watch & Win!
Ten lucky participants will win a Gluten-Free Prize pack on behalf of Frito-Lay, containing a chip and dip bowl set, a bag of Lay’s® Classic potato chips and Tostitos!® Scoops!® tortilla chips and a copy of Nicole Hunn’s cookbook, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring. Valued at $35.
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