Friday, September 7, 2012

Minnesota Food Allergy Conference & Expo


On September 22, the Annual Food Allergy Conference and Expo will be held in St Paul, MN.  I love attending this conference each year.  The conference is open to professionals and families interested in food allergies and related conditions.  It is full of knowledgeable food allergy and celiac speakers.  Each year I learn so much.  There are also companies with samples, displays and sometimes coupons for their product.  Last year Sunbutter was there with several great samples to bring home.  I don't know about you, but whenever I find a new allergy friendly product on the market I get excited about it. 

There are also roundtable discussions and networking.  A couple of years ago when I went, I remember being on a mission to find a good brownie recipe that would be gluten free and egg free.  I met another gal there who told me about Enjoy Life's cookbook.  It didn't take me long to buy that handy resource and in fact, our family's favorite frosting recipe is from that cookbook.  It is their strawberry frosting, made with fresh strawberries.  Meeting new friends that are also living with food allergies is so valuable.  If you are thinking of attending this conference, the cost is $35 for an individual registration.  It is $60 after Saturday, September 15.  There are also CEU's for teachers and nurses available.  To register for this event, follow this link. 

If you know of other conferences/expos occurring in other areas, please leave a comment below.  We would love to hear about it.  Also, if you have ever attended a conference that you would recommend, please share that with us.

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