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.