Speaker Hopes More Gluten-Free Food Is Distributed From Food Banks
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Dee Valdez, an advocate and public relations worker for Gluten-Free products is coming to Pittsburgh next week to speak at a workshop. The workshop is aimed at food providers so they can learn about the impacts foods with gluten can have on people with celiac disease. Read more
Effort cooking up gluten-free pantry here
Thursday, June 10, 2010
By Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A Loveland, Colo., woman who started the country’s first gluten-free food bank there is coming to Pittsburgh to help start what could be the second, or at least one of the first, and a model for others. Read more
Food Bank Goes Gluten-Free. Program Could Be Model For Others Nationwide
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Bread is plentiful in food banks across the country. Gluten-free bread is not. That’s about to change as a Colorado food bank becomes the test site for a new, nationwide program to offer gluten-free food. Read more
Living Gluten-Free: Gluten-Free Food Banks– Please Help!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
by Tricia Thompson, MS, RD
Dee Valdez (aka Gluten-Free Dee) is a celiac angel. The ribbon cutting ceremony for her new program—gluten-free food banks–is just in time for the holidays. The test site for this program is Loveland’s House of Neighborly Service in Loveland, Colorado. If you live in the Loveland area, please join Dee on Tuesday, December 15 between 4 and 6 pm to usher in the new gluten-free section of the food bank. And don’t forget to bring along some gluten-free food to donate.
Here is Dee’s very heartfelt personal story, including her vision for future food banks, and what you can do to help… Read more
Colo. Food Bank Pioneers Gluten-Free Donations
Colorado food bank offering to take some sting out of pricey gluten-free diets
Thursday, December 17, 2009
by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press Writer
Food bank volunteer Dee Valdez stands before a food pantry’s first delivery of gluten-free food items for people with wheat allergies at the House of Neighborly Service pantry in Loveland, Colo., on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Kiersten Wyatt)
As a mother of seven, Anne Miller already had a whopping grocery bill. When doctors recommended her teenage daughter go on a gluten-free diet, the family food bill went higher than Miller could afford.
So Miller was first in line this week when a food pantry in this northern Colorado city became the nation’s first to promote gluten-free food for needy families with wheat allergies.
“Basically the whole family has to eat gluten-free now,” said Miller, who walked out of the House of Neighborly Service food bank with a grocery cart full of gluten-free soups, pastas and pizza dough mix. “It becomes extremely, extremely expensive.”
The food pantry, founded in 1961, opened its gluten-free food section after local activists with wheat allergies volunteered to pull it together. Activists say the food bank is the nation’s first with a special program for people with celiac disease, a wheat allergy whose patients suffer intestinal damage if they eat gluten.
Celiac sufferers say that although more gluten-free products are in grocery stores these days, they’re so pricey that many with wheat allergies simply forego bread and stick to meat, fruits and vegetables. Read more
Food pantry pioneers gluten-free donations
Sunday, December 20, 2009
By Kristen Wyatt
LOVELAND, Colo. – As a mother of seven, Anne Miller already had a whopping grocery bill. When doctors recommended her teenage daughter go on a gluten-free diet, the family food bill went higher than Miller could afford.
So Miller was first in line last week when a food pantry in this northern Colorado city became the nation’s first to promote gluten-free food for needy families that can’t eat wheat. Read more
Breakfast with Brooke, Friday, October 22, 2009
Weekly interview series airing Friday mornings on CBS4, Channel 4 in Denver. Brooke Wagner is the anchor for CBS4 This Morning. The link below has the story.
Thanks to sisters, Laura and DeAnna, at www.iamgf.com for suggesting Brooke interview me! I’m very GREATful!
Bill Cosby and the Cosnarati’s Town Hall, Monday, October 19, 2009
Virtual Town Hall with more than 97,000 people dialed in thru the internet. We were encouraged to Tweet in our questions. Of course I had several! One of my questions was selected to be answered. The question I asked, “How can we empower boys to become the men we need?” Really powerful responses from some young men, and a 72-year-young man, who know what empowerment is. I’d recommend you take notes so you can more effectively impact the young men around you. Then take action and buy the CD and join the movement started by a true American hero, Bill Cosby. Bill and the Cosnarati’s answered from around 6:50 – 12:00. I’ve set a goal to have Bill Cosby write the forward to the 2nd Edition of my book, GitNit Right with Millennials, An Intimate Guide to What Matters Most to the Largest Generation in History. Can you help me achieve this goal?
If you’d like an interview with Gluten Free Dee, or would like to have her on your talk show, please contact her at [email protected].
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