Because of spam, I personally moderate all comments left on my blog. However, because of health issues, I will not be able to do so in the future.

If you have a personal question about LI or any related topic you can send me an email at I will try to respond.

Otherwise, this blog is now a legacy site, meaning that I am not updating it any longer. The basic information about LI is still sound. However, product information and weblinks may be out of date.

In addition, my old website, Planet Lactose, has been taken down because of the age of the information. Unfortunately, that means links to the site on this blog will no longer work.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Be Free For Me - Coupons for Special Foods

Photo by John Wilcox

Kathleen Reale discovered that she had celiac disease in 1994. As with so many others of us who have to turn to a special foods diet, she became frustrated with the lack of appropriate information and variety.

As Donna Goodison wrote for The Boston Herald, Reale has now created
Her free Web site is targeting the country’s estimated 3 million celiacs and 12 million-plus people who have food allergies. It has signed more than 1,000 members since it launched last week amid Celiac Awareness Month. Reale’s goal is to have 5,000 members by the end of the year.

Those who join - which also will include online links to savings and samples as well as recipes, articles, product reviews and a blog by Reale - will receive a monthly newsletter and quarterly coupon books. Reale hopes to have offers from 48 product manufacturers, retailers and restaurants in the first book that will be sent by mail early next year.

The savings should be an enticement for prospective members, because many gluten- and allergen-free foods tend to be expensive, according to Reale. A box of gluten-free cereal can cost up to $5.50, and a loaf of gluten-free bread can be upward of $6.

There's a sign-up page at the site where you can agree to receive Reale's materials.
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