Trinity Health Outpatient Nutrition Services will host two separate events in May focusing on celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Both events will be held at the original MarketPlace Foods located at 1930 South Broadway.
Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect one in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.
On Tuesday, May 7, Outpatient Dietitian Kayla Cole, RDN, LRD, along with MarketPlace Foods, will offer a gluten-free taste testing at 6 p.m. No registration is necessary. “This will be an opportunity for people to taste gluten-free products that they might not have tried to see if they like them,” Cole said. “We’ll also offer samples of new items that haven’t been available.”
On Tuesday, May 14, Cole will lead a grocery store tour for people affected by celiac disease and gluten intolerance. The aisle-by-aisle tour will provide expert tips and offer guidance on the importance of reading food labels to identify which foods may contain hidden gluten. The hour-long tour will begin at 6 p.m. at the entrance near the deli. Space is limited. RSVP is required by calling 857-5268 by May 13.