The Gluten-Free Awards started in 2010 by Josh and Jayme Schieffer, parents of a child with Celiac Disease. After their son’s diagnosis they gutted the fridge and pantry of gluten containing products and went to the health food store to re-stock. Josh and Jayme soon realized how expensive some of the food was and how awful it tasted. On the other hand, some products tasted great and cost little to no more than their gluten containing counterparts. Josh and Jayme couldn’t find a single resource containing unbiased opinions about gluten free products and services so they developed The Gluten-Free Awards. Josh has now been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and is on a mission to make life easier for those who get diagnosed and/or are intolerant to gluten.
Each year, people that consume or use gluten-free products and services are able to vote on their favorites. The results will then be posted onto the website for everybody to use. The Annual Gluten Free Award winners and nominees will also be placed in the Gltuen-Free Buyers Guide. The purpose is to provide quick and easy information to two separate parties:
· The consumer
· The Professional (Distributors, Retailers and Category Managers)
Josh and Jayme realized quickly that spending $7.00 on a box of cookies and tossing them in the trash after one bite wasn’t the way to go. They didn’t have the health or financial freedom to experiment with the new food products and services. They wanted good tasting gluten free food and a reasonable cost without the added frustration. The GFA will be the quickest way to identify that a product or service has met the quality standards set out by the Celiac and Gluten Intolerant community.
Companies submit their products each year or are nominated by the top 40 gluten-free bloggers. The gluten-free community then votes until October 31st. The final results are then published in The Gluten-Free Buyers Guide each December.
At the end of each year we highlight the best gluten-free products, services, and organizations with the help of the gluten-free community. You can trust that the annual nominees and winners have the best gluten free products on the market.
The Gluten-Free Award will be the industry standard to signify gluten-free excellence.
To make life easier on Celiac and Gluten Intolerant people and their families by providing quick and easy to understand comparisons about gluten free products and services.
Comparison data will be generated for the people and by the people and never influenced by financial incentives. (Advertising revenue, charitable gifts etc…)