Free coeliac information evening planned at Super Valu Donegal Town

first_imgThe Coeliac Society of Ireland have teamed up with SuperValu to bring awareness to the condition. A coeliac disease information event will take place in Kavanagh’s SuperValu in Donegal Town on the 22nd of February between 7pm and 9pm.The event is free to attend and those who make it along can look forward to sampling a range of gluten-free products, expert advice on following a gluten free diet from the Coeliac Society, tips on understanding food labels plus an opportunity to speak with a dietitian. Coeliac disease is estimated to affect 1% of the Irish population (over 46,000 people). It is an auto-immune disease, which prevents those affected from digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.The disease can manifest itself at any stage in a person’s lifetime, with symptoms including abdominal pain, recurring mouth-ulcers, weight-loss, vomiting and diarrhoea. The health implications of undiagnosed coeliac disease are far reaching can include; fertility issues, osteoporosis and anaemia. The only treatment is a gluten-free diet.Commenting in advance of the in-store events, CEO of the Coeliac Society of Ireland, Fergal O’Sullivan said “We are delighted to partner with SuperValu on this series of events. At least 1 in 100 people in Ireland in Ireland has coeliac disease and it can be challenging for them to figure out what they can eat, as gluten is a common ingredient in food.“I would encourage anyone who wants to find out more about coeliac disease or following a gluten free diet to attend an event in their local SuperValu store. We are here to help.” He added: “The Coeliac Society of Ireland provides up-to-date support and information for those suffering from coeliac disease, as well as for their families. This includes an invaluable Food List, available to members, which references over 6,400 gluten-free products available on the Irish market. Members also receive monthly updates on new products.”Gareth Ferry, Manager of Kavanagh’s SuperValu, Donegal Town said: “We are delighted to host this event in our store. SuperValu has invested heavily in ensuring we stock an extensive range of gluten free products that offer good value and great taste.“Our Food Academy programme has also produced a large number of innovative products demonstrating the potential for small producers to develop some nice niche products. The in-store event is a great opportunity to showcase the range of gluten-free produce available and for us to engage with our shoppers to get their views”.These free in-store events are open to the general public, including those who are simply interested in maintaining a gluten-free diet. No pre-booking required.Free coeliac information evening planned at Super Valu Donegal Town was last modified: February 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coeliac diseaseDonegal TownSuper Valulast_img

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