The first ever Gluten Free and Healthy Lifestyles Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota.
Tickets are $10 for adults while children age 12 and younger can go for free.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sample gluten free foods, get coupons, and attend informative classes and demos, according to a news release.
All vendors exhibiting at the event offer 100 percent gluten free food.
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There are nine presenters at the expo who will speak on such subjects as “Bringing back ancient grains,” “Listen to your body,” Healing digestive disorders for good,” “The importance of integrative medicine” and “Social aspects of living gluten free.”
Information: glutenfreelifestyles.org or 941-302-2351.
MMH programs and support groups
Manatee Memorial Hospital, 206 Second St. E, Bradenton, hosts the following classes, support groups and programs, most at the hospital: Diabetes Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, dinner provided. Register online at manateememorial.com under Community Information or register by phone by calling 941-708- 8100, Monday-Friday, between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; HOPE Stroke Support Group, partnership with Florida Home Health, for stroke survivors and their caregivers, 4-6 p.m., second Thursday of the month at IMG Academy Golf Club, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton, dinner provided, call 941-773-4628 to make a reservation; Tools to Quit Smoking partnership with the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) provides a free two-hour class, 5:30-7:30 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month. Call 941-552-1283 to register; weight-loss support group meets monthly, call for information and dates, 941-896-9507; Senior Advantage Program (50+) offers services designed to enhance health and well-being. Call the “What’s Happening Line” at 941-745- 7308 for information on events during the month or call 941-745-7548 about joining; MOMM’s Place/Perinatal Education Classes for moms, dads and families including: Prepared Childbirth Classes; Your Amazing Newborn Class; Introduction to Breastfeeding Class; Keeping Baby Safe Class, Lowdown on Labor, Car Seat Check Ups, Breastfeeding Consultation and Infant and Mom Support Group. Classes are held in MOMM’s Place, MMH Medical Office Building, Suite 3F, call 941-745- 6925 to sign up for classes. 941-746- 5111, manateememorial.com.
Herald staff report