Feb 26, 2011

New Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Confirmed by Kellogg's

After reading an unofficial report on Gluten-Free Appetite that Kellogg's will be releasing gluten-free Rice Krispies, I contacted Kellogg's for more information. Here is the email reply I received last night.

"Thank you for contacting us regarding our cereal products.

We are excited to tell you that we will have a Rice Krispies Gluten Free cereal launching late May 2011. Although we do not have a lot of information to share with you at this time, we encourage you to look for this product on your stores shelves in a few months.

We appreciate your interest in our company and products.


Natalie Felix
Consumer Specialist
Consumer Affairs
This is very exciting news! Snap, Crackle, and Pop for everyone!

Feb 19, 2011

Headaches, Insomnia, or Joint Pain: Get Tested for Celiac Disease

Headaches, insomnia, and joint pain are three of the over 300 symptoms of celiac disease. If you are experiencing any of the 300 symptoms, get tested for celiac disease!

The good news is that if you have celiac disease, a 100% gluten-free diet will greatly improve your health and decrease the likelihood of additional complications. It is important to keep eating gluten until you have completed all testing for celiac disease (blood tests and possibly an endoscopy).

Before I was diagnosed with celiac disease in January 2007, I spent five years searching for the cause of my headaches, migraines, insomnia, and severe knee pain. Today, if you google headaches, insomnia, and joint pain, either individually or as a phrase, it is still unlikely that you will find information about celiac disease. I hope this blog post will change that!

Feb 4, 2011

Video: New Gluten-Free School Lunches

Skaneateles Schools in New York will begin offering gluten-free pizza and deli sandwiches in March. Watch this news video, which does a great job explaining the necessary measures to prevent cross-contamination. This quote about prices raises an interesting point.
"Skaneateles has been trying to get gluten-free foods through the door for a couple years now. Crysler says those foods were more expensive and the cost just wasn't in the small district's budget, but I see as there's more diagnoses and more people that are in need, the prices have come down."

Gluten-free options are already offered in three other central New York school districts: North Syracuse, Liverpool, and Baldwinsville. 

Imagine how thrilling it will be for kids with celiac disease to be able to go through the lunch line. If you are trying to get gluten-free options in your school district, share this video. Hopefully, gluten-free school lunches will become a nationwide trend!