Archive for gluten-free SmartBlogs
More than 3,000 exhibitors showed off their wares at the 2014 Natural Products Expo West this weekend, from health food to many better-for-you (but still not-so-good-for-you) renditions of popular snack foods. This year’s Expo West buzzed with the energy of a recovering economy and venture capital, including an escalator that advertised dozens of recent acquisitions.
From the array of offerings, including yogurt, popcorn, chia seeds, bars, coconut and plenty of “free-from” foods, emerged three key trends with likely staying power, thanks to their health benefits and alignment with current tastes and demographic trends.[…] Continue Reading »
After years of food-makers, restaurateurs and consumers struggling with unclear definitions and making due with inconsistent labeling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month issued an official definition of what constitutes a “gluten-free” food. I interviewed Anita Jones-Mueller, president and founder of Healthy Dining Finder, on what the new rules mean for restaurants and how they can offer healthy, safe food for gluten-free diners.[…] Continue Reading »
Jennifer North is a vegetarian who grew easier to please at restaurants after her daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease and the more difficult hunt to find gluten-free dining options began. “These days, if my soup comes and there’s a little bit of sausage in it, I say ‘that’s OK, I can just pick it out,’” she laughed.[…] Continue Reading »