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KAZZLE3
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3/2/09 6:02 P

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Wow - I have a Whole Foods 25min away, I need to check their schedule - thanks

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3/1/09 10:52 P

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Whole Foods "near" us has gluten-free events. The event is about 2 hours includes a tour of the store and I think samples. I haven't been since it is about an hour away. We only go every 2 months and stock up on non-perishables.

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ILLINITEACHER52
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3/1/09 4:28 P

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I am going to tell my health food store about it. They just have 2 stores but maybe they could bring in more customers that way!


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3/1/09 4:24 P

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Everyone should go and ask thier health food stores to do that. They had a diabetic day, and a senior day, once too. Next month they have a kids day. They hand out a calendar of events to customers at check-out, plus they send emails. They have a lot of doctors and specialists who have presentations in the evenings on various subjects like healing with herbs, probiotics, self-image, cholesteral, etc.
Tell the managers of your health food stores! This store is a chain, but not huge like whole foods.


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KAZZLE3
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3/1/09 4:13 P

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Wow that sounds wonderful! What a great opportunity to try new foods. Is it okay that I am jealous, but still happy for you at the same time?

Share the brand names of any new great finds.

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3/1/09 1:28 P

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Wow! Now how great is that and how special did that make all the celiac folks in the area feel? What a great idea for them to focus on a dietary needs group like that.

Kudos to you for keeping your eye out for events like this and letting us know they are happening out there!

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ILLINITEACHER52
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3/1/09 12:07 P

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That sounds wonderful! My health food store is starting to stock more gluten free foods but it would be great to have a special day to meet others in the area who are also gluten free.


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Yesterday was Gluten Free Day at my local "Nutrition S'Mart" health food store. The store has a calendar of monthly events and I was so excited to see a whole day devoted to celiacs! So I went over and checked it out. They had a lot of food samples, some were box mixes of cakes and cookies, they had pizzas, homemade food too- like a pasta recipie and some coconut chocolate cookies. I tried some amazing mueseli cereal and a greens drink that were all gluten free! They had coupons too, and there were a lot of celiacs there to talk to. The store is even starting a list to eventually get a support group together for local celiacs to meet monthly.
I recommend everyone ask their local health food stores to try something like this. It was a huge success and I was very happy I attended.


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