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Formally Gluten Free Kids R.O.C.K. 

Now "Gluten Free Kids"


 

HISTORY OF OUR GROUP

Sheri and her kids wanted support for kids and their families just like ours.  After visiting the Salem R.O.C.K. group in Oregon.  The three of us were struggling with a gluten free diet, due to Celiac and Salem R.O.C.K. helped us so much.    Our home went gluten free iin November 2006 and we had our first event in April 2007.   


 

We are helping one another cope and deal with the gluten free life-style, by providing  gluten free families with our support group.     Our support group is completely free and doesn't charge fee's or dues.  We don't require our members to purchase specific products or services, or shop at certain stores.    We do get donations of samples and publications from food manufacturers. 


We are a support group to help children and their families on a gluten free diet or other food allergies no matter what their reason is:  Celiac, sensitivity, allergies, autism, ADD/ ADHD, personal or religious preferences.



BENIFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Hearing about our events and gatherings.

  • Learning about local gluten free services and hearing feedback.

  • Learn tips and tricks about eating at local restaurants.

  • Receivinggl uten free samples and coupons at events.

  • Sharing recipes.

  • Sharing information and swapping stories.

  • Getting help with struggles.

  • Learning more about Celiac Disease and how it affects our children at school and at home.

  • We get suggestions and tips on traveling


 


 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP

For a support group to be benificial to all, then everyone needs to be involved as a team.  Everyone in this group is important and has something to offer.  Sharing knowledge, planning a gathering or playdate, hosting an event are wonderful ways of giving back to the group.  Sometimes coming along a new member and becoming a mentor to them is a great way to be involved.   To be a member of Gluten Free Kids,  there are a few requirements:

  • Agree to be an active member and plan one gathering, playdate or event per year.  (Or volunteer to help with the group or provide something to the group.) 

  • Be polite, positive, encouraging, empathetic, respectfull, and accepting to one another.

  • Accept all medical professional preferences and personal decisions made by other members, including becoming gluten free by personal or God's preference.

  • RSVP attendance by Thursday before an event for planning purposes.


 

We are not Eugene Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) or Eugene Gluten Free.  We are completely separate so that all decisions are made to benefit  and protect our families and the kids in this group.  We were formally a R.O.C.K. chapter, but are now independent to give better individual support.


 

Hope you find this website helpful.


 

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Some of our activities have been:

  • Gluten Free Top Your Own Pizza

  • Ice Cream Social

  • Cookie Exchange

  • Play In The Park

  • Sample Birthday Cakes

  • Store Tours


What else happens:

  • We learn more about our children's dietary needs and how it affects our children at school and at home.

  • We share information, swap recipes, and compare stories.

  • We try new Gluten Free Products

  • We talk about the newest and greatest information, products and services that help our children.

  • We learn tips and tricks about eating at local restaurants.

  • We get suggestions and tips on traveling.

  • We encourage one another.


 

 


 

Next party or event

If you would like to come to our next party or event, please e-mail Sheri at

glutenfree88_kids@yahoo8.com

 

   (remove the 8's) so you can be added to our mailing list. 

  

Upcoming Events

Get on our mailing list to learn about upcoming gatherings in Eugene/Springfield, Oregon area.