Food & Drink
What To Expect At The Allergy and Free From Expo
The Allergy & Free From Expo takes place at the RDS, Dublin on Saturday 10 October & Sunday 11 October and at Cork City Hall, Cork on 31 October & 1 November. The Allergy & Free From Expo is the only event in Ireland that showcases foods for people with allergies or who wish to have a gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and/or wheat-free diet. It is a family oriented expo filled with information, advice, seminars and cookery demonstrations, shopping and tastings as well as a showcase of the best ‘free from’ food suppliers, both from Ireland and abroad.
The event will feature free seminars detailing the latest research and findings on allergies, Coeliac disease, food intolerances, food labelling, etc. The talks will also include first-hand accounts from parents of children suffering from allergies and intolerances and the challenges they face in daily life.
The Kitchen Zone includes free cooking demonstrations, recipes and tastings from well-known chefs and nutritionists such as celebrity chef, Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House, Eddie Eriksson of Cornucopia, whole food and vegetarian restaurant, Lorraine Fitzmaurice from Blazing Salads, and Erika Doolan, nutritionist to Rustic Stone & Fade Street Social restaurants plus many more. The Expo will also feature 1-2-1 Advice Clinics where attendants can privately discuss concerns or issues in relation to food allergies or intolerances with a professional.
The Asthma Society of Irelands’ nurse specialists will be on hand to provide advice, support and information on asthma including asthma in children, allergies, management and inhaler technique. The Irish Skin Foundation’s dermatology nurses will give advice to people who suffer from a skin condition such as daily care routine. Anaphylaxis Ireland will also be present at the Expos and their mission is to support those living with severe allergies.
The main Exhibition arena will showcase the best ‘free from’ national and international suppliers, displaying their latest products such as PureBred Bakery, SuperValu Ireland, Avonmore Foods, Kelkin, BFree Foods, Juvela, Keogh’s Crisps, Foods of Athenry, Riso Gallo, Byron Bay Cookies, Glenisk, Dr.Schar, Sowen’s Organic, The Gluten Free Kitchen Company, KoKo Dairy Free plus many more free-from products, services, therapies, treatments and solutions.
Entry for children under 12 is free. Tickets are on sale now!
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