Saturday, April 4, 2009

Meet Lisa at the Thrive Allergy Expo

The Thrive Allergy Expo, the only allergy and gluten-free expo in North America, will be held April 18-19 right here in Chicago at McCormick Place. More than 10,000 people with food allergies are expected to be in attendance!

I’ll be wearing many, many hats at the Expo.

You can see my presentation, “Cooking with Food Allergies at Home,” at 10:30 AM, on Sunday, April 19. The presentation is part of the Demos and Lectures on Living with Food Allergies series.

Make sure you drop by and visit me at my booth. You can register to win a dinner for 6 that I’ll cook and serve in the comforts of your own home.

Best of all, I’ll be giving away sample products from companies that couldn’t make it to the Expo. Because supplies are limited, it will be first come, first served.

When you get hungry, make a stop at the allergen-free concession stand. I consulted with Restaurant Partners—a collaboration between the Levy Group and the Stefani Group to oversee McCormick Place concessions—to ensure their menu was safe, sound and full of great options for you and your family.

Don’t forget to bring the kids to see Rock’O, the allergy peanut sniffing dog. Rock’O is a Portuguese water dog that works with the Angel Service Dogs, a non-profit organization that provides alert dogs for anaphylactic allergies.

There will be a number of other exhibitors at the Expo, including:
  • Applegate Farms
  • Glutino
  • Pamela’s Products
  • Peanut Free Planet
  • SunButter
And take a minute and visit representatives from these support groups and health facilities to learn about your allergens and how to better live with them:
  • Gluten Intolerance Group
  • University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
  • Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program
I look forward to meeting everyone and hearing your experience living with food allergies. Remember, we can all learn together!

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