Educating the Community!

LCCS/WHOSGLUTENFREE

This past January, we were asked to become a community partner and to participate a pilot program for the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City. This new pilot program is called STREAM (science/tech/reading/engineering/art/math) which is inquiry/ problem based learning. Presently the school has has seven classes after school working on different project designs. Students investigate a real life problem. Then take the lead and design through collaboration, exposure, understanding,interviews, brainstorming, a prototype and final presentation which will address the problem: 

"Creating more awareness of what's in the food we eat... ."

Reviewing the chemicals we find in our foods.

Reviewing the chemicals we find in our foods.

WHOS Gluten Free had the honor of teaching 4th grade STREAM students about healthy foods and GMOs. We believe that partnering with the community and teaching children about eating right are essential for a healthier future.

We presented the students with information about food preservatives, the most common genetically-modified organisms, and nutrition labels. The students were surprised to learn about chemicals, like pesticides, and how even trace amounts of them in our foods have negative effects. We explained why to look for organic and NON-GMO labels. We reviewed nutrition labels of the most common GMO packaged foods in their diet. These foods included cereal, chips, cookies, popcorn, and candy. The students questioned the long words they didn't know in the ingredients.


Shelly educating the students on nutrition labels.

Shelly educating the students on nutrition labels.

We then showed them the nutrition labels of the cereals we frequently use for our products. The students were relieved that there are packaged foods out there with natural ingredients that they can read and list in one hand. They were also able to enjoy some of our organic, NON-GMO treats themselves! We hope that they take the information they learned and make positive food choices as they grow up. Overall we had a blast questioning and answering these super bright students and look forward to working with them again.  

STREAM students enjoying our vegan gluten free and organic snacks

STREAM students enjoying our vegan gluten free and organic snacks

Find us at Red Lion Coffee Co.

Thats right! If you can't make it to Jersey City Heights, you can buy our snacks along with some out of this world coffee at the Red Lion Coffee Co. in Hoboken. 

We are excited to be working with the Red Lion team, and being able to provide our gluten free snacks for everyone to enjoy. Let them know we sent you!

Don't forget to follow them on twitter and like them on Facebook.

seth making dreams come true, one cup at a time. 

seth making dreams come true, one cup at a time. 

942 in the making

WHOS Gluten Free put a kitchen together in less than a week, more like 3 days. Thats right! A few late nights at the store pairing, putting furniture together, buying - so many things to buy.. but we made it. This could not have happened without a team dedicated to the cause!

Hoboken Girl Comes for Visit

Jen, the editor and founder of Hoboken Girl, came by the shop this weekend and was thoroughly impressed with the space. I hope the same goes for the rest of you!

Check out her awesome article on us!


942 Summit Grand Opening

If you haven't heard about it yet, you'll hear about it now!

WHOS Gluten Free has a new home in the Heights on Summit and Zabriskie. We have partnered up with Do You Tea? and Bloomsbury Sq. to create a beautiful little artisanal shop. 

Come join us for opening day on Sunday November 9th, we will be open from 9am to 5 pm. We will also be hosting special events through out the day. Bring your friends and family for a day of fun!

Cant wait to meet all of our new neighbors, see you on SUNDAY!


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Dog Walk of the Dead!

Another rainy weekend won't stop the zombies from coming! Even in this dreary weather, people came out with their pups in full costume in Montclair! 

Missed us this weekend? Come meet us at the 6th Borough Market this coming weekend, Sunday Oct 19 behind the Jersey City Hall. 

Shelly and Steph at the Dog Walk of the Dead in Montclair

Shelly and Steph at the Dog Walk of the Dead in Montclair

NJ Zombie Walk 2014!

Even rain can't keep the zombies, and WHOS away. The morning started with heavy winds and rain - but finally cleared in the afternoon! Thank you to all those who came to Asbury Park to support. Hope all of you enjoyed the treats! Hope you enjoy the photos, if you have any from this or any event you would like us to post, please send it to us at whosglutenfree@gmail.com or tag us on instagram or Facebook!

It's Official - We Have a Little Place to Call Home

It's Official - We Have a Little Place to Call Home

Three green companies, one beautiful space and an ultrasupportive community = a dream collaboration. Do You Tea?, WHOS Gluten Free and Bloomsbury Sq are set to make, bake, blend and welcome all at 942 Summit in JC Heights. Opening mid-October!

Stephanie, Kelley and I took a quick pic before today's planning session for our new space, Summit on the Green.

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Wanderlust 108 - Brooklyn

Eat good food and do fun things - resist becoming the normal boring person. Join WHOS on September 13 at the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Brooklyn. No, we will not be working, and yes we are doing the 5K run followed by a yoga class and some meditation. Feed your mind, soul and gluten free bellies. 

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Look Who's Going Gluten Free

An article I read today on NPR. 


A survey by the market research group Packaged Facts finds that consumers have all sorts of motivations for experimenting with gluten-free diets. Some say they think it will help them shed a few pounds. They figure if they’re giving up wheat, they’re cutting carbs. But it usually doesn’t work this way.

Leffler’s research is finding that often times, people gain weight on gluten-free diets. Sometimes, if people are giving up pizza, they’ll compensate by eating something extra — say, ice cream. “It’s a common coping strategy,” says Leffler.

”I think there’s a perception that gluten-free equals health,” Leffler told me. “It’s just not the case.” Just because there’s no gluten in a food doesn’t mean it’s not loaded with calories, fat and sugar.

So his advice? If you think your body isn’t tolerating gluten, get tested for celiac disease. Or try a gluten-free diet.
— http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/10/17/141359188/look-whos-going-gluten-free

Mangiamo Stopped By!

Come check us out at the next 6th Borough Market!

Come check us out at the next 6th Borough Market!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with Val - the sweetest blogger from Hoboken.

She came by booth, supported us, ate some goodies and WROTE an article!

Check her out and follow her blog, Mangiamo Hoboken, which is full of restaurant reviews, recipes and other useful information about being GF!

"Double Double" a Gluten Free Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie

WHOS ready to try some of our new "Double Double" cookie? Made with organic coco powder and ghirardelli chocolate chips, this cookie is the chocolate lover's dream!

Come pick some up at the 6th Borough Market tomorrow behind City Hall in Jersey City, NJ. We will be there with free samples and goodies to take home from 11am-6pm!

order your own bag of "Double Double" for $6

order your own bag of "Double Double" for $6