There it is that all too familiar scene, a kid sitting on the outskirts at the party because they can’t afford to eat the wrong thing. The parents asking the host if any of the items at the party are safe for their child to eat. It’s so heartbreaking to see the one or two kids at the party who just can’t eat what the host prepared, The host apologizes, the parent feels bad and the kid just feels left out all because they had some type of food allergy. Whether it is an adult who is looking to give their bodies a break, or someone who is trying to avoid an occasion where the epi-pen has to come out, navigating food allergies takes some real work.
It still frustrates me to have to explain that I don’t love chocolate because of a terrible experience I had with hives, after eating my Valentine’s Day chocolate. Bottom line is living with allergies is not fun, it means you have to think about what you eat. There is one thing that makes it better and that is knowing you have options. That is why I love the Gluten-Free and Allergy Friendly Expo.
If you think you don’t know someone with a food allergy think again there are 15 million people who suffer from some sort of food allergy. Even if it is not you, I can almost guarantee at least one person in your circle has a food allergy or they personally know someone who does.
How does an expo like this one help? Having information and access to products under one roof makes it easier to find the answers you need. Whether it is a class to learn some helpful techniques or being able to see and taste products that are available this expo can be a lifesaver.
The Gluten-Free and Allergy Friendly Expo is one place where you know you can find all of the options you need in one place. It is also a great place to find a community of people who understand what it is like to have to seriously think about what you eat. Whether you have allergies yourself or you love someone who has allergies having information makes life just a little easier.
People With Food Allergies Want Options
Food allergies are everywhere, at your job, at the sports field, at your child’s birthday party, and at school. So, having allergy friendly options is less of a want and more of a need. When I talk to adults with food allergies or parents who have children with food allergies the frustrations and challenges are palpable. They want alternatives that don’t make them stick out like a sore thumb and they want options that they can really enjoy.
Food Allergies Impact Us All
If you entertain or are the person tasked with feeding or providing snacks for others you have to think about providing food that is safe for everyone. This means that you have to have think about having at least a few options for people who have to deal with food allergies.
What Are The Options And Which One Should I Choose?
I know I have walked through the store more times than I care to admit looking for gluten-free or peanut-free options only to feel overwhelmed by the choices. I hated feeling like I didn’t know where to start. Walking through the aisles and wondering is this good, will they like it, or is this an option I can give everyone? Sampling products before I buy them has been a lifesaver. In-store product demos, trade shows, and events take the guest work out of trying products my family needs. It has also helped me find some of the products I love today and some of my favorite brands.
Why You Don’t Want To Miss This Expo
Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to discover great gluten-free and allergy friendly alternatives. Shows like the Gluten-Free and Allergy Friendly Expo are a perfect place for you and your family to find great companies and products all at the same time. Being able to talk to company representatives and sample products makes it so much easier to save time and money. At the expo you can also connect with people just like you who can offer helpful suggestions and support.
That is why you should run, not walk to the Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo in Secaucus, NJ on Saturday, October 13 – Sunday, October 14th.
If you buy your purchase your tickets before October 12th, you can save 20% off the ticket price.
If you live in the Tri-state area and don’t mind taking a drive enter to win a ticket.
I will be giving away 3 sets of tickets, just comment below with a tip or a reason why gluten-free or allergy friendly is a topic that matters to you.
If you are in the area, I hope you are able to check out the show yourself, if your not take a look at the website to see when the Gluten-free and Allergy Friendly Expo is coming to an area near you.
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