More in the Store – Allergen Friendly and Gluten Free Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, CDN  Senior Nutritionist   The annual Capital Region Allergen and Gluten Free Expo (http://www.allergenexpo.com/) will take place on October 21st, on the first floor at Crossgates Mall, from 10 AM to 3 PM, with 50 exhibits and educators sharing their expertise and products. This is a great annual event, and Price Chopper/Market 32 is proud to be a major sponsor. Part of our commitment to support health and wellness, we allergen and gluten free expo 2also sponsor the FARE (Food and Allergy Research and Education, https://www.foodallergy.org/) walk each year at the Crossings in Albany, which just took place in September. We know how challenging navigating allergies and gluten issues can be, so we strive to make it easier to locate those items that will meet your needs in our stores. Twenty-two Capital Region Price Chopper/Market 32 stores, listed below, have a special Allergen Friendly section, typically near the Gluten Free section, bringing solutions together, saving you time and stress. All stores have a Gluten Free aisle and freezer sections, and shelf tags – gluten free options have outgrown the small section of old and are found throughout the stores. Store teammates also want to help you locate items – just ask! Enjoy a great day of education and community at the Expo!   Allergy Friendly product sections can be found at these stores:
Store #

Store Name/Location

Store # Store Name/Location
#1 Eastern Parkway – Schenectady, NY #138 Market Bistro – Latham, NY
#3 Brunswick – Troy, NY #139 Amsterdam, NY
#38 Glenville – Scotia, NY #140 Pittsfield, MA
#39 Wilton Mall – Saratoga, NY #148 Park Avenue – Worcester, MA
#40 Glen Street – Queensbury, NY #158 Route 50/Ballston Ave – Saratoga, NY
#42 Catskill, NY #159 Bethlehem – Slingerlands, NY
#111 East Greenbush, NY #175 Altamont Ave – Rotterdam, NY
#112 Shopper’s World Plaza – Clifton Park, NY #188 Albany-Shaker Rd – Loudonville, NY
#116 Cobleskill, NY #191 Balltown Rd – Niskayuna, NY
#130 Endicott, NY #196 Glenmont, NY
#133 Westgate Plaza – Albany, NY #246 Chatham, NY
Setting off for school with food allergies can be daunting, but we’re here to help make the transition easy and worry-free! We’d like to share these back to school resources to help you and your student enjoy the school year to the fullest.
  1. Safety Tips


The most important part of sending a food-allergic kid to school – whether for the first time, or the 12th time – is making sure they are equipped with the resources to stay safe: enjoylife2.pngmedication and safe food. Before the school year starts, make teachers, administration, student health and kitchen staff aware of your student’s needs and inquire about any food allergy policies they have in place. In case of an emergency, it’s best to have an action plan prepared so your child will be taken care of.
  1. Lunchbox Ideas


Packing a nutritious, allergy-friendly lunch for your child is an important part of his or her school day. Make your little one’s lunchbox fillers stand out with these helpful tips, tricks and recipes. Check out Enjoy Life Food’s Recipe Page for tons of yummy recipes – both sweet and savory – that will be sure to put a smile on your kid’s face. Here are a few of our favorites: Need help figuring out the best way to “build” your student’s lunchbox? Check out Enjoy Life’s Lunchbox Inspiration Guide!
  1. Lunch-Libs


Use Enjoy Life’s Lunch-Libs template to create a customized message that will be sure to brighten your child’s day. Click here for a downloadable version! With these tips, you’ll be parent-of-the-year for sure. enjoylife1   Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs

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