The Gluten Free Awards
Welcome to The Gluten Free Awards (GFA). The GFA’s are similar to the “People’s Choice Awards” but strictly for the gluten free industry. All award winners are chosen by consumers through public voting. The results are published in “The Gluten Free Buyers Guide“.
Here are some important Gluten Free Award Dates:
September 28: Voting opens to public
October 10: Voting ends
November 24: Results announced in The 2018 Gluten Free Buyers Guide
Gluten Free Award Categories
Frozen Pancake & Waffle Brands
Ice Cream Cones
Macaroni and Cheese
National Restaurant Chains
Pancake and Waffle Mixes
Pizza Crust Mix
Ready Made Desserts
Social Media Platforms
Tortilla or Wrap
The Gluten Free Awards Story
I remember it like it was yesterday when my four-year-old son Jacob, now thirteen, was playing in the kiddie pool with other kids that I assumed were his age based on their height. After asking all the surrounding kids what ages
they were, I realized Jacob was significantly smaller than kids his own age. This prompted my wife and I to seek a professional opinion. After consulting with our family physician, she confirmed that Jacob had essentially stopped growing for an entire year without us realizing it. He was referred to Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte North Carolina to discuss possible growth hormone therapy. The doctors there reviewed Jacob’s case and requested a few blood tests based on some suspicions they had.
Our cell phone service at our house was terrible so when the doctor finally called with the blood results, my wife and I ran to the front of the driveway to hear the doctor clearly. With a sporadic signal, we heard “Jacob has celiac disease.” We looked at each other as tears ran down my wife’s face. We huddled closer to the phone and asked, “what is celiac disease?”. After getting a brief description mixed with crappy cell service and happy neighbors waving as they drove by, my wife and I embraced and wept. We were told to maintain his normal diet until we could have an endoscopy and biopsy for further confirmation. Once confirmed our next visit was to a registered dietitian for guidance.
Jayme, my wife, made the appointment and called me with a weird request. “Will you meet me at the dietitian’s house for a consultation?”. I was confused when she said to go to her house. Jayme then explained that the dietician’s daughter had celiac disease too and the best way to show the new lifestyle to patients would be to dive right in. I’ll admit, it was a bit uncomfortable Read More
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