With Cookies for Everyone!, Enjoy Life Foods made gluten-free and allergy-friendly baking a lot less scary. Spending a couple hours with Betsy was like taking a graduate course in allergy-friendly cooking. She's a fountain of knowledge with so much expertise and intelligence
Schiller Park, IL (PRWEB) September 11, 2009
Research indicates that children with food allergies are on the rise, leaving parents to create special and customized lunches for their children as they send them off to school again this fall. According to the CDC, 1 in every 25 children (approximately 3 million) across the U.S. suffers from a food allergy.
Enjoy Life Foods is a company dedicated to creating foods free of the eight most common allergens: wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. This past June, Enjoy Life Foods, along with Fairwinds publishers, published a gluten-free and allergy-friendly cookbook, Cookies for Everyone!, to help parents prepare safe, great tasting foods for their children. As part of the exciting launch, Enjoy Life Foods held a sweepstakes in conjunction with the book's release.
The lucky winner, Elizabeth Ilson from Florida, received an all-expenses paid trip to visit the Enjoy Life headquarters and spend the day baking with co-author and Enjoy Life Director of Research & Development Betsy Laakso. Ilson, armed with the cookbook and suggestions from Laakso can now prepare a diverse lineup of foods for her son's lunches this school year. During her day at Enjoy Life, Ilson also toured the dedicated facility with Scott Mandell, CEO of Enjoy Life Foods.
"With Cookies for Everyone!, Enjoy Life Foods made gluten-free and allergy-friendly baking a lot less scary. Spending a couple hours with Betsy was like taking a graduate course in allergy-friendly cooking. She's a fountain of knowledge with so much expertise and intelligence," Ilson said.
This January, Enjoy Life Foods will publish another cookbook titled Cupcakes & Sweet Treats for Everyone!. This cookbook will contain 150 new recipes, all of which are gluten-free and allergy-friendly, giving parents even more options when creating treats for their children.
About Enjoy Life Foods
Enjoy Life Natural Brands, LLC (d/b/a Enjoy Life Foods, LLC (ELF)) was founded in 2001 with the mission of making great-tasting allergy-friendly foods that most everyone can eat freely.
The company launched the Enjoy Life brand in 2002 with a broad product line that is free of the eight most common allergens and gluten-free. Today, ELF offers 26 products available in natural food and select grocery stores throughout the United States and Canada. Visit http://www.enjoylifefoods.com for store locations and more.
"Food Allergy Among U.S. Children: Trends in Prevalence and Hospitalizations" from the NCHS Data Brief (October 2008). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.