Our Manitoba Chapter has created an annual scholarship to be awarded in memory of Lyall Meyers to the child of a Chapter member (age 8 to 16) who wishes to attend a summer camp.
The Camp would be selected by the child’s parents after their consideration of the ability of the camp to supply the child with appropriate gluten free food during his or her visit to the facility.
An application form should be completed giving pertinent information with a short paragraph stating why the child should be selected to receive this award, the amount required according to the cost quoted by the camp, the dates he/she wishes to attend, etc. The child would be encouraged to write a request letter also. A deadline date for application would be January 6th, the year the first award is to be made.
A committee of three (a Chapter Executive member, a member at large and a representative of the Meyers family, if they wish to participate) will determine who would be selected when they meet before January 31st . This will allow for the advance booking to be made at the chosen camp for the upcoming summer. The scholarship will be in the form of a cheque that would be made payable to the chosen camp which the Chapter will forward to the camp.
Application forms are available on our website or at the October and December general meetings.
Dr. Duerksen was interviewed for Celiac Awareness month on CJOB last Sunday, May 29. To listen to the interview advertisement-free, please click here.
The University of Alberta is conducting an online survey investigating vitamin use in children with celiac disease. They are looking for parents of children with celiac disease to respond to the survey. The results of this study will help further an understanding of the factors that impact children with CD taking vitamin supplements and of barriers/motivators for taking the supplements in Canadian children with CD. Follow this link for more information and to take the survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/celiacvitd/vitamin-use-in-children-with-celiac-disease/
Kinnikinnick has recalled a number of products because of unlabelled milk in the products. There is no gluten in the products.
The recalled products are Kinnikinnick Original Homestyle Waffles; Kinnikinnick Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Homestyle Waffles; Kinnikinnick Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix; Kinnikinnick Panko Style Bread Crumbs; Kinnikinnick Pancake & Waffle Mix.
It should be noted that this problem was identified by Kinnikinnick’s own internal ingredient testing problem. Kinnikinnick determined that another ingredient contained milk allergens that were not listed by the manufacturer of that ingredient.
This recall may lead to recalls of other products who use the same ingredient in their products. We will send notices of any other high priority recalls.
We have updated our Restaurants and Shopping Menu to enable submission of comments. Please feel free to leave comments about the establishments featured in our list, especially closures. This will enable us to provide an up-to-date list of restaurants and shopping stores.
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A major national baker is now producing a new line of gluten-free baked goods. Weston Bakeries has launched the All But Gluten line, which includes bread, focaccio, muffins, brownies, macaroons and pizza shells.
The line is produced in a gluten-free facility and bears the CCA GCFP certification. All But Gluten products are available locally at Walmart stores.
Another “quick service” hamburger restaurant is offering documented gluten-friendly options. We were recently made aware of a page on Wendy’s website entitled, Canadian Menu Items Without Gluten. These items include burger patties, sides, salads and desserts*. Isn’t it nice to have more and more options on the road?
*As always, read documentation completely and speak with your local food service manager to satisfy yourself that your dietary needs can be met.
The authentic Mexican fare includes salad, nachos, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and other traditional dishes, all using corn-based shells. Service is friendly and accommodating for gluten-free customers and there are three convenient Winnipeg locations to choose from. Check out the menu for all three locations here.
*Please note the Mole sauce, jalapeno poppers and deep fried ice cream are not gluten-free. As always, CCA Manitoba recommends you check with your server, chef and restaurant manager to ensure you are comfortable with a restaurant’s ability to provide a gluten-free meal.