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Goodbye Gluten' G-free fair to be held at FFL

The Fayetteville Free Library will host "Goodbye Gluten," a program highlighting all aspects of living gluten-free, at 7 p.m. Thursday Feb. 10.

Keynote speaker Kathleen M. McDermott, a holistic practitioner from Hiatus Consulting, will discuss helpful tips on how to make the transition to a gluten-free diet easier, as well as the positive impact it will have on the overall health of you and your family. A nutritionist from Natur-Tyme will speak about g-free products. There will also be an information fair where local restaurants, businesses and grocery stores will provide samples of G-Free products as well as information about their organizations.

"Whether you have a food allergy, a child with Autism, Celiac or are simply curious, this Gluten Free program will have something for everyone," said Lauren Smedley, circulation clerk at the FFL and organizer of the program.

Smedley had trouble with food allergies last year, and began researching books with gluten-free recipes and health tips. She was amazed at how many library books she found that helped her. She thought hosting a program at the Fayetteville Free Library with speakers, community resources, recipes and food sampling, while highlighting books on this topic that can be found at the library, would be of real value to those beginning this journey.

Sponsors include Natur-Tyme, Yum Yum Gluten-Free Bakery, Uno's Chicago Grill, Tops Friendly Market, Syracuse Real Food Co-op, Hiatus Consulting, and DANIA Autism Support Group. Call 637-6374 ext. 2 to register for the event, and visit fayettevillefreelibrary.org for more information.

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