Our gluten-free Alexis won today! I have to say that the show today was a bit anticlimactic, but anything to further allergy awareness is a very good thing! They didn’t mention the words "gluten-free" or "celiac disease", but Martha did mention that Alexis won the "popular vote" and that they would start including more allergy-friendly recipes in the several magazines within the Martha empire. She also mentioned that they will work on making them easy to find. I can’t wait to find out how!
I’m wondering what the other part of the voting process was besides the online "popular vote"? Perhaps it was within the company? Considering that the other ideas were over 50% behind Alexis (online) the day before the voting ended, it looks as if all of our votes really made a difference in the end result! The girl with the pet idea that was behind Alexis ended up winning too! So, maybe if online Alexis hadn’t taken the lead she wouldn’t have won? We may never know, but the important thing is that our peeps were represented!
I’ve been meaning to tell you that there is now an official gluten-free teen blog hosted by two teens active with the Celiac Center At Columbia University. Check it out!
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