College offers gluten free meals to highlight intolerance
Forth Valley College will be offering a gluten free option on their menus to promote Coeliac Awareness next week.
From Monday 14 till Friday 18 May the staff and students in the kitchens at all three FVC Campuses will be serving up delicious gluten free dishes to highlight the condition in partnership with the Forth Valley Group of Coeliac UK.
Coeliac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to gluten and it’s thought as many as one person in every hundred is a sufferer. Once diagnosed it is treated by following a gluten free diet for life.
Craig Anderson, FVC’s Business Development Coordinator, said: “We have linked up with the Forth Valley Group to run this successful promotional week for the last 10 years and we are now looking forward to highlighting the condition once again. Hopefully we can show just some of the tasty gluten free dishes that are available and teach our cookery and front of house students all about food intolerance that some customers may have.”
Marion Smith, Membership Secretary, Forth Valley Coeliac UK Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with Forth Valley College once again to raise awareness of this condition.
“I am delighted that we have managed to keep this relationship going for ten years. I never thought in my wildest dreams it would turn out so well. Imagine, Coeliac UK are 50 this year and we have reached 10 years of Forth Valley College honouring Coeliac Awareness Week, I am so proud of everyone involved.”