GFAF Expo — Dallas

DFW peeps! The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is coming to Dallas again, and I’m honored to be an official blogger this year!

Read on for details about the event, as well as coupon codes and a ticket giveaway! 

As most of you know, Thing 1 has MSPI (Milk Soy Protein Intolerance) and Thing 2 has a severe dairy allergy. These things don’t make them any different from every other kid, really–well, except for the fact that they often can’t participate in class parties and special events (birthday cupcakes and ice cream socials are the bane of my existence) unless their mom has had advance notice of said event.

When we first found out that Thing 1 had MSPI, I was lost and, honestly, a bit overwhelmed. We had to find replacements for his favorite foods: Cheetos, yogurt, Goldfish, and string cheese, to name a few (no wonder he was barfing all the time…), and finding substitutes that taste good enough a 2 year old will accept them? A tricky prospect at best.
Fast forward 3 years and we discovered that Thing 2 had a severe dairy allergy (hello epi-pen!) and our entire house became essentially dairy free. 

Google became my best friend. Grocery trips were an undertaking best handled without the kids, as it took forever to read through all the product labels. Gradually, I began finding products we loved and followed them on social media, which helped lead me to other allergen friendly brands. Now, I can whip through grocery shopping like a pro, and I keep a mental Rolodex of allergen friendly (and distinctly NON friendly) products, but an expo like GFAF? Wow, that would have been an amazing boon for our allergy journey!

ABOUT GFAF
GFAF Expo is a combination of exhibitor booths and educational classes created specifically for those living gluten free or with food allergies. 

From their website:
“The GFAF Expos are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the US. Started in 2007, the events are professionally managed and have expanded from one to seven cities throughout the United States. In addition to meeting the needs of the Celiac community, the Expo welcomes those with gluten sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and autism.

What do you get with your Expo Ticket?

  • Entry into the vendor fair with over 100 brands
  • Valuable coupons at the vendor booths
  • Samples from the vendors
  • Discounted products available for purchase
  • Informative classes related to the gluten free and allergen-friendly lifestyle
  • Free reusable bag to carry your goodies
  • Meet your favorite vendors, authors and bloggers”
Hey, wait! That’s me! Yep, all you DFW area folks could meet me…IRL! Exciting, right?!

Ready to buy your tickets? Do it before September 16th and you get 30% off! Just click below!

Wanna know something else exciting? I have some free tickets to GFAF to give away! Comment below with why you’d like to attend, and on October 1st, I’ll do a random drawing from commenters!

No Responses to “GFAF Expo — Dallas”

  1. My youngest child has food and tree nut allergies, and it has been a struggle to get a good overview of options and recipes. The chance to sample and talk to vendors will really open doors for us to try foods so that I can get a break from cooking everything for her.

  2. Tiffany Machet

    We have dealt with food allergies with our family and close friends. I would enjoy the opportunity to learn more and find appetizing products. It is always more fun in a big group to learn and sample and explore. I am so excited for the expo!

  3. I would love a chance to take my wife to this. We have been dealing with food issues in our youngest too and would love some help learning what to do and what is good- when we go to the store it is such a toss up and lots and lots of label reading. Would love to find out and try out some companies!

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