Jeopardy, Subway, Chick-Fil-A and more. Get the rundown in our summary.
The past week has been a big one for gluten-free awareness. Here’s a summary of the gluten-free diet’s latest hits on the pop culture radar:
The long-running game show featured a “Gluten-Free” category on Friday, January 13, 2012. Answers highlighted products that contain no gluten ingredients, but aren’t necessarily certified gluten-free, drawing comments from gluten-free bloggers. Atlanta Gluten-Free Food Examiner Jennifer Harris reported on the episode, while Amy Leger of The Savvy Celiac gave her own take on how the category should have gone.
An NFCA staff member caught a repeat from Season 1 of this reality show on ABC, in which entrepreneurs pitch to a panel of potential investors. This particular episode followed the inventor of Soy-Yer, a soy-based gluten-free play dough. The inventor noted that many children cannot play with traditional Play Dough because it contains gluten. The investors were convinced that Soy-Yer was a worthy product to back, and it is now available online.
Gluten-free locals in Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI, rejoiced to learn that Subway had launched gluten-free sandwiches in their area. This is the third region to introduce gluten-free buns, which are already available at Subway locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, and the Portland, OR, and Tacoma, WA, areas.
Fast food chain Chick-Fil-A launched healthier kids meals, including several naturally gluten-free items like applesauce and low-fat milk. But it was the new grilled chicken nuggets touted as “gluten-free” that came under question. While the nuggets are naturally gluten-free, Chick-Fil-A did not indicate whether protocols are in place to avoid cross contamination and ensure the nuggets stay gluten-free.