How often do you dine out? Have you reduced the number of times per week that you eat out since you began the gluten-free diet? When I first began the gluten-free diet in January 2006, I immediately stopped eating out. I was terrified that I was going to be “glutened” by a restaurant, especially since there weren’t nearly as many options nine years ago. Fortunately our options are much more plentiful these days, though that doesn’t always mean they are safe. Organizations like the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) are going to great lengths to help ensure those establishments that are serving gluten-free patrons are doing so correctly.
Next week the NFCA is offering a webinar with some great information about their GREAT Kitchens program and how it can help keep you safe when dining out. More about the upcoming webinar:
The GREAT (Kitchens) Solution to Eating Out
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST
We’ve all been there – you go to a restaurant that you think can accommodate your gluten-free needs, only to realize hours later that mistakes in handling your food were made.GREAT Kitchens is here to help!Learn how this gluten-free training program can serve as the answer to your dining out dilemmas from NFCA’s Director of GREAT Kitchens, Beckee Moreland. Bob Strate, owner of GREAT Kitchens accredited TaMolly’s Mexican Restaurants located in Texas, will talk about the difference GREAT Kitchens has made in the chain’s ability to serve safe gluten-free food, and keep their customers happy and healthy. Get all the GREAT facts so that you can advocate for your dietary needs and help us expand the gluten-free community’s safe dining options!
All you need to attend this webinar is a working internet connection and to register here. Once you are registered, you will receive an email with instructions to access the webinar. If you are unable to attend the webinar, you should be able to access it within 72 hours on the NFCA Webinars archive page.