CHAT WITH NFCA:
NFCA Founder & President
App-etite for Awareness
As of last month, the number of smartphone users in the U.S. exceeded 100 million people. Also that month, Apple’s new iPad 3 reached 3 million sales the weekend it was released. With all this technology, we should be putting it to our advantage.
Smartphone apps are designed to make our lives easier, including how we manage our gluten-related disorders. I’m not a techie myself, so I asked NFCA’s Online Content Manager to offer some different types of apps she thinks gluten-free folks could benefit from.
Gluten-Free Shopping Guides
Gluten-Free Restaurant Listings
Which apps do you use to make gluten-free living easier? Discuss it on NFCA’s Facebook page.
The Farmers Market: A Must for Families with Celiac
By Miranda Jade Turbin
Have you ever been to a farmers market? When done right, a visit to the farmers market is not only a great way to save money on naturally gluten-free produce and whole foods, but also serves as an opportunity to get your celiac child excited about being gluten-free and motivated to eat healthy.
Before you head to the farmers market, visit the website for activities so you can time your visit to coincide with children’s performers, music entertainment, kids’ activities and other attractions that will appeal to your child.
When you arrive at the farmers market, give your celiac child a special shopping tote of his or her own and some spending money for picking out fresh produce.
After your trip to the farmers market, ask your child to help your make gluten-free meals using the produce he or she picked out. Vendors can offer helpful instructions and tips for cooking their fresh foods.
Here’s a delicious gluten-free recipe that your celiac child can help you prepare using fruits from your farmers market trip: