Right to Safe Food
The Right to Safe Food is a program involving the Canadian Celiac Association national office and all of the member chapters to make sure that everyone with a medical need for gluten-free food can get it. It was born of reports from many members who were not able to get safe, gluten-free food when they were being fed by various institutions, including senior’s residences, nursing homes, hospitals, day care centers, school and business cafeterias, and university and college residences.
Nursing Home Pilot
The first phase of the program is already underway with a pilot project in Prince Edward Island. Information packages about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet have been distributed to every nursing home in the province, including information for food service workers about what is required to serve gluten-free food to residents. Follow-up contact will check to make sure the information is helpful and complete. Once the package has been demonstrated to be a useful tool, the program can be expanded across the country, and the information can be adapted for other food service sectors.
CCA Chapters are holding a variety of events to raise funds for the Right To Safe Food Project. Please support them if you can.
Yogathon, September 22nd, 2012, 11:00 am
André Gagnon In Music and In Dance, September 24th, 2012, 7:30pm