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Jane Anderson

Just in time for Halloween: EnviroKidz Offers Treat-Sized Gluten-Free Bars

By October 1, 2010

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With Halloween just around the corner, my thoughts usually turn more to candy than to healthy snacks. But that may change: Nature's Path, which makes EnviroKidz products, is introducing treat-sized EnviroKidz Lemur Peanut Choco Drizzle Crispy Rice Bars, perfect for passing out to trick-or-treaters or dropping in a school lunch box.

The organic, low-fat, low-sodium, whole grain treat bars are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization, and contain no genetically modified organisms.

As with all other EnviroKidz products, Nature's Path will donate 1 percent of all sales proceeds to non-profit organizations that benefit habitat conservation, endangered species and youth education.

Halloween can pose some challenges for celiac children, but it's possible to enjoy a gluten-free Halloween with a little preparation. If you have a celiac child, you may want to keep some of these EnviroKidz bars around to trade with your child if she comes home with gluten-containing candy.

Also, to see which treats are safe, you can check out my latest list of gluten-free candy.

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