Slather Brand Foods to Participate in Gluten Free Raleigh Expo
National Celiac Awareness day is September 13th according to the Celiac Sprue Awareness Association.
The date of September 13 was chosen because it honors the birthday of Samuel Gee, MD a British physician and pediatrician. Dr. Gee published the first modern description of the clinical picture of celiac disease and is credited with being the first to identify the link between celiac disease and diet. One of Gee’s famous quotes on celiac disease is “if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet.”
The increased awareness of this disease has helped more be diagnosed and avoid consuming gluten, allowing their bodies to heal.
Slather Brand Foods supports those who avoid consuming gluten by making all our products gluten free.
We’d love to hear your stories of how you became aware of the issues in your life. Will you share them with us here? Tell us how you have adapted your eating preferences and recipes to support your healing.
In the meantime, we share these tips on how to celebrate National Celiac Awareness day from the Celiac Sprue Awareness Association:
IDEAS FOR HOW TO CELEBRATE CELIAC AWARENESS DAY
- Sponsor a party complete with gluten-free cake.
- Have a gluten-free baking contest.
- Talk to a local class telling them about Samuel Gee and his contribution
- Create a display in a public library, clinic or shopping area and promote
Dr. Gee’s 173 rd birthday!
We look forward to hearing from you!
Since our founding, Slather Brand Foods have been gluten free. We understand the challenge that people living gluten free have and heartily endorse the ability of everyone to find high-quality foods which allow them to enjoy cooking and eating tasty meals.
We’ve been invited to participate in the upcoming Expo in Raleigh and are looking forward to being there August 12th, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. at The Cobblestone Hall from 2:30-6:30 pm.
Event founder Nikki Everett says,
In 2008, we began the journey of getting my daughter diagnosed with celiac. She did not react very well to the prospect of having to quit eating most of the foods she loved and began to feel very isolated from friends, angry at gluten (the enemy) and anyone who ate gluten around her. So I decided to start a children’s support group where they could be “normal” together and chartered R.O.C.K.(Raising Our Celiac Kids) Charlotte N.C. Chapter in Jan. 2009.
I heard about large Gluten/Allergen Free Events across the country and thought it would be great to bring one to Charlotte. My goal was to research products that were superior in quality, so gluten/allergen free didn’t have to taste inferior any more. After several successful events and a lot of awareness, the options are growing. However, there is still a lacking of availability in some locations or accessibility due to schedule of daily life.
Nikki’s founding of the Gluten / Allergen Free Events has helped far more people than her daughter. We’re really looking forward to meeting new friends in Raleigh.
Of course, we’ll be offering tastes of our Original Slatherin’ Sauce and Spicy as well as sharing great recipes for Slatherin’ Sauce.