Thursday, August 15, 2013

Huge Gluten Free Expo in Denver!

Join me this Sunday, August 18th for the Incredible, Edible Gluten Free Fair at the Denver Merchandise Mart, 10am - 4pm.

I will be there with the best gluten-free children's book, The Gluten Glitch, and a ton of other fabulous GF vendors will be giving out samples and selling products.  Stop by and support the Denver Gluten Free community and leave with bag-fulls of goodies!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Events... and a Somber Reminder of Food Allergy Awareness

Hi everyone! I have had an awesome summer with my two allergy warriors. Two successful vacations and only minor skin breakouts and exposures. Yeah!  I do want to give my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Natalie Giorgi. According to the AP, Natalie's parents said,

"While our hearts are breaking over the tragic loss of our beautiful daughter Natalie, it is our hope that others can learn from this and realize that nut and food allergies are life-threatening."

I do hope that conversations are taking place all over the country with family and friends of food allergy sufferers. Awareness is key to prevention.

About the book...
I have been promoting "The Gluten Glitch", and need to give huge thanks again to Chandice Probst, who has dedicated her company, Gluten Free Calendar, to promoting and hosting GF events. 
She has the brilliant idea of combining sporting events with gluten-free vendors for the GF community to enjoy! We had fun a few weeks ago with a Colorado Rockies baseball night. Big shout out to Lovely Lady Products, Crunchmaster... those new Grammy Crisps are the bomb, and to Gluten Free Dee, who helps get GF food to those less-fortunate. What a great crowd! Thank you to everyone.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thank You Chicago Gluten-Free White Sox Fans!

Wow!  We had a great event at the Celiac and Gluten Intolerance Awareness Night, White Sox post-game event.  Even though the Sox lost the game to Tampa, gluten-free attendees who visited Gluten-Free Calendar's event walked away with big smiles.  Thanks also goes out to Chandice for being the "host with the most" and to all the Gluten-Free Calendar girls for their support.

Being gluten-free does not have to come between you and baseball.  The White Sox Cellular One Field folks and also Bacardi in the Park had many yummy gluten-free options that night.  Proceeds from ticket sales also went to the University of Chicago, Celiac Research Center!

I was so happy to sign my book, The Gluten Glitch, for all you little White Sox fans that stopped by my booth.  I hope you liked Gideon's gluten-free story and could relate to a fun character that has to eat gluten-free, just like you!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

"The Gluten Glitch" Has Been Embraced by Colorado Community!

I Eat Different's new book The Gluten Glitch has had a wonderful debut in our home State of Colorado!  A big thank you goes out to the independent book stores that have decided to share Gideon's gluten-free story with their readers.

The newest gluten-free kid's book is available at these fine Colorado book stores:

Tattered Cover Book Store - Denver, CO
Boulder Book Store - Boulder,CO
Anthology Book Company - Loveland, CO
Old Firehouse Books - Fort Collins, CO
Off The Beaten Path - Steamboat Springs, CO

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chicago Gluten-free Community - Thank you!!

Whew! What an Expo! 4500 people, tons of vendors... and a great debut for The Gluten Glitch!  First, thank you to all the gluten-free kids and parents that I met.  Your stories were the highlight of the Expo.  There were many brave kids with new diagnosis, and I tip my hat to you all.  It was so wonderful to be in a place where GF kids could just walk around and eat anything!  I would also like to thank Jen Cafferty for her unwavering support and advocacy.  Can't wait for next year!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo!

Hey Chicago... Here we come!  I'm happy to announce that I Eat Different! LLC will have a booth at the 2012 Gluten & Allergen Free Expo in Chicago.  The event is at the Westin-Lombard Yorktown Center and will be held 4/14 - 4/15/2012.  Stop by and get your first copy of the newest gluten-free children's book!

I Eat Different! LLC will be debuting our new book, The Gluten Glitch

This book, about a little boy who has to eat gluten-free, will raise money for FAAN and the Celiac Disease Foundation for research and prevention.

I Eat Different!... fighting child food allergies, one book at a time!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy New Year... Although bittersweet

First of all, my condolences to the family of Ammaria Johnson. This is indeed a horrible tragedy. This little girl, with undiagnosed allergy, died from eating a peanut. For those of you food allergy warrior parents out there, a peanut allergy is a very scary and serious matter. After reading this article, I have called my pediatric allergist and had him issue a prescription for an EpiPen Jr for my 7 year old. You see, his allergy is actually very mild... so why have I now required an EpiPen? Let me explain, that a peanut allergy or should I say the symptoms are very inconsistent, almost unpredictable, and of all allergies, I truly believe that this one is the worst. You can eat a peanut one time and have just mild rashes, and then the next time, you may stop breathing.

So even though my son has a mild peanut allergy, according to blood tests, I now want him to have an EpiPen. So in that moment, when there needs to be a decision made... there will be action, and that action is to save a life.

To school nurses, teachers, and parents... the EpiPen is like a defibrillator, or like CPR... it should be used no questions asked.