Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Grocery store embraces the gluten-free lifestyle

Photo/Wakefern Food Corp.
A ShopRite store in Cherry Hill (Camden County) is hosting a free Gluten-Free Festival on Saturday. The event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the grocery store at 400 E. Evesham Road.

The festival offers samplings, tasting and giveaways featuring some popular gluten-free brands, such as Snyder's, GoVeggie, EnjoyLife, The Little Bakery, Amy's and Dr. Praeger's, as well as many others. Meanwhile, Dr. Ritu Verma, a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Children's Hosptial of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Director of its Center for Celiac Disease, will advise families about ways to navigate a diagnosis.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

GFGS Community Calendar: April 2014

As a service to our regular readers and the Celiac community at large, Gluten Free Garden State offers an ongoing list of upcoming events of interest. We feature local happenings, regional events and national programs open to the public. The calendar appears on the second Sunday of each month. Links are posted to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtages #2ndSundaySked and #savetheceliacdate.

Saturday-Sunday, April 12-13: Gluten & Allergen Free Expo in Chicago, Ill. with educational presentations, and products for sampling and purchase. Event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Parking is free. Go to to purchase tickets and obtain additional information.

Tuesday, April 22: Northern NJ Celiac Disease Support Group Meetup in Paramus, Bergen County. Held 7-9 pm at the Dorothy B. Kraft Center (part of The Valley Hospital) at 15 Essex Rd. Cost is $2 to attend; Children are free. Meetup is open to the public. Agenda to be announced.Click here for more information.

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