Gluten-Free Food and Allergy Show Hamilton

A Gluten-Free Food & Allergy Show will be held in Hamilton,

21 – 22 March 2015

Among the numerous symptoms ME/CFS sufferers may have to contend with are digestive problems, e.g. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and sensitivities to certain foods. Member Jeannie Scott attended the 2014 GlutenFree Food and Allergy Show in Auckland and found it very informative and useful. There were over 70 exhibitors offering free samples of their food and products, as well as a range of interesting speakers covering a range of topics of interest to those affected by ME/CFS including: diagnosing and managing IgE mediated food allergy; understanding food allergy and food intolerance; successful gluten free baking; FODMAP-friendly food; cooking for allergies made easy with 4 ingredients. While this show has been held in Auckland in the past, the good news is that it will also be held in Hamilton this year. Put the date in your diary if you suffer from digestive problems; IBS; allergy to nuts, dairy, eggs, etc; intolerance to lactose, dairy, gluten, wheat, etc. There will again be foods and products to sample for free, as well as specials on foods and other products. Free seminars will cover topics including: • How to adapt recipes • How to get the nutrition you need • How to diagnose allergies and intolerances • How to cope with IBS • There will be opportunities to speak directly with the experts about your concerns. Teams from Allergy NZ and other organizations will be in attendance. The show is on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March from 10am to 5pm both days, at the Claudelands Exhibition & Events Centre, cnr Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton. Cost: $10 (children under 10 years free) Entry includes seminar attendance See website for more details