Sunday, 14 May 2017

Coeliac UK: Gluten freevolution

Every awareness week, Coeliac UK launches their new campaign for the year - this year it is the gluten freevolution!

So what is it all about?
It's aiming to get experiences of eating out to be positive and to allow us to have options.  It's for both on the go foods and restaurants.  They are aiming to see more gluten free options available; a wider range of reasonably priced, pre-packaged, food on the go; gluten free options if you are on a journey (train / plane / ferry); nutritious food available hospitals, nursing homes and schools; and more options from Asian cuisines.

The face of the campaign
Cyril the coeliac duck!  I'm sure you must have seen him this campaign week?  He is joined by his friends Sophie and Sam, see them on the front of the leaflets here:

How can I help?
It's simple really.  You can order your campaign pack here.  They will send you leaflets to hand out, there are three types: gluten free for public services, gluten free on the go and going gluten free.  There are also flags to put in your food to share on social media as well as cards to give to restaurants for feedback on their gluten free foods.  The campaign is lasting all year so there's plenty of time to get involved.  It's super easy and even if you give out one leaflet, you'll be benefiting so many people.  Don't forget to share your campaign images using #glutenfreevolution  You can also watch and share their animated films so people understand the gluten free diet here.

Coeliac UK have some amazing aims for this campaign, and I really hope we can achieve this and improve gluten free life for us all.  So please try and support the campaign and do every bit you can!

Thank you, for being here all week and I hope you enjoyed Coeliac awareness week, don't forget to carry on sharing your photos using #glutenfreevolution and I'll see you next Sunday at 9am, posts are returning back to normal!