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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
8/16/12 1:09 A

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Plus it would take a lot of extra time and education because peopledo't generally realize what exactly GF entails...and this is a free site after all.

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8/11/12 1:54 P

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Loved~

A year or more ago, we started a petition on Spark for a gluten free menu.

Spark took a consensus of opinion from the general population of Spark.

The response was that those who didn't have a gluten problem, thought its wasn't a worthy idea... wasn't needed.

So a gluten free menu was nixed on the grounds that it was too difficult for Spark to come up with a balanced nutritional menu (which was why we wanted one in the first place) for such a small segment of the larger Spark membership.
And that an insufficient number of people who don't have gluten issues, supported the idea in their Polls.

The work around Spark suggested is that we create our own menus, substituting things like quinoa and rice, for wheat, rye, barley. The Spark Library has quite a few commercial prepared gluten free items on in their food library, and you're free to create your own food list as well as take from the foods shared by other Sparkers.

Not a bad deal when you get right down to it... I understand why Spark wouldn't want to devote its resources for such a small segment of its membership. But it was a disappointment.

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8/10/12 9:09 P

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Welcome to the team. You have to make your own and not go by what the tracker says. they have not gotten a gluten free one and I think because the people that have gluten problems also have other problems with other foods as well.

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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
8/10/12 8:37 P

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There is not. You can either make your own meal plan, by tracking your food ahead, or use the SP ones and try to find GF substitute foods with similar nutrients/calories/etc. I meal plan on my own and try to track at least a day ahead. emoticon

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LOVEDBY2 Posts: 96
8/10/12 6:13 P

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Hi, I just found out I am gluten intolerant. I have been with SP three weeks. I was hoping SP had a meal plan for us. The recipes have made this approach a breeze. What do others do in the case that there is not a "food plan?" Thanks.

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