Gluten Intolerance Group of Central Arkansas

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October 2012 - Part 1

Potluck and how to host a GF party on Monday Nov 12  


Table of Contents

·      Meeting Calendar for GIGCA

·      News from GIG of North America

o   Petition to get GF labeling finalized – please sign

o   Webinar – tips and tricks of gluten free dating

·      Children’s Corner - GF Halloween Candy List for 2012



Meeting Calendar for GIGCA


November 12, 6-8pm  we will have a holiday pot luck dinner and speaker from Downhome Restaurant and Catering on “How To Host The Perfect GF Party".


Bring a dish to share along with a recipe. Friends and family are welcome to join in


We would love for you to share your recipe in the newsletter. To do so, please give or send a copy to Anne Luther. I will need to know if the recipe is your own creation or the source of your recipe so I can give proper credit.


 Please note this meeting is the 2nd Monday of the month in the Annex Building behind the Heart Hospital.


December – No meeting


News from GIG of North America

We were contacted by the American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) about a petition that has been started about gluten-free labeling.  The petition may be read below:



Finalize Standards for GLUTEN-FREE Labeling


The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act required Health and Human Services to set a gluten-free labeling rule by 2008 to aid people with celiac disease, a life-threatening autoimmune condition. The only known treatment is a strict gluten-free diet.


An estimated 3 million Americans have celiac and even more may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Without adequate labeling, those on a medically prescribed gluten-free diet struggle to make safe food choices and stay well.


Children with celiac cannot participate in the National School Lunch Program when food service staff cannot determine if products are gluten-free.


Congress did its part by passing the law. It is up to the White House to protect the health of millions of adults and children by finalizing the rule NOW.


Created: Oct 02, 2012


Here is the link to the petition:


You can read more about it at


This petition will not be looked at by the White House until it is signed by at least 25,000 people. We strongly urge you to sign it yourself and to forward this email to others.

Let's make a difference together!


GIG holds Webinars for group leaders. The next one is on Sunday October 28 from 6:30-7:30pm. I was told there is enough room to invite the members of GIGCA. The topic will be tips and tricks for dating while remaining gluten free. If you are interested, you can register at



Children's Corner  


GF Halloween Candy for 2012

Jen Cafferty has come through again this year with the updated candy list for 2012.



Part 2 of this newsletter will be sent out soon, but I wanted to make sure you received these time sensitive items.