I certainly don’t profess to be an expert on Autism. What I do understand is could probably fit in my coffee cup, but I’m learning. Thanks to my niece and friends, I’m seeing an upclose look at how vastly different each individual is affected by autism. Today, April 2, is World Austin Awareness Day. You may have noticed friends changing their Facebook image to a blue lightbulb, the symbol to shine the light on autism. An astounding 1 in 88 US children is autistic. I find it intriguing that we, as a nation, can raise millions of dollars in a weekend for political campaigns or soaring lotto, but something so profoundly affecting our children essentially needs a bake sale to raise money (it’s one of my many “if I were president” soap boxes!).
Like I said, I don’t completely understand autism (does anyone?), but I am aware that many choose to follow a gluten-free diet. Per an East Coast school that contacted us, gluten-free is also carried over into school supplies. We’re proud to carry products that are better for the environment, but happy to know they’re beneficial to so many children too. Here’s a small sampling of our gluten-free products:
(clockwise from top left: Yummy Earth Organic Drops, 479 Organic Coconut Curry & Cashew Popcorn, 479 Chipotle Caramel & Almond Popcorn, Endangered Species Chocolate, Wee-Glee Gum, Eco-Lips Pure & Simple Grape, Eco-Lips Classic SPF Berry, Eco-Lips Pure & Simple Kiwi-Strawberry and Coconut, Eco-Lips Classic SPF Mint and Sport, Earth-Friendly Highlighters, assorted Yummy Earth Lollipops.)
For a more complete gluten-free list, check out http://www.favortheearth.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi?topSearch=gluten-free.
Since the symbol of World Autism Awareness is a blue light, the photo also shows our Pacific Blue baby buddha bowl! Let us know if you’re looking for a gluten-free option for a particular product, we love a good challenge!
Daily Green Special: In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, we have a one day $10 coupon! Use the coupon code WAAD12 to save $10 (min $25 purchase) on your favorite (or try new ones!) gluten-free or blue items. Offer valid until tomorrow’s post. Happy Tuesday!