I would love to be a part of inspiring inclusivity in the education system for children on restricted diets due to health reasons. It is not their choice to be born with health conditions that result in the inability to eat certain foods, and that in itself is challenging for families. I wish that these children were not left out so often in school, which negatively impacts their social development. This could be accomplished by non-food reward systems, non-food based learning activities in the classroom or by incorporating top allergen-free foods into classroom activities.
As a part of our series about entrepreneurs who transformed something they did for fun into a full-time career, I had the pleasure of interviewing…Jereann Zann who is the founder of Little GF Chefs, creates gluten-free and allergy-friendly baking kits for kids designed to empower, educate and create fun kitchen experiences. She is also the recipe creator, chief dishwasher and photographer at Celiac Mama, as well as a national speaker, celiac disease advocate, and most importantly the proud mother of two amazing kids.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us a bit about your “childhood backstory”?
I have very fond memories of spending time in the kitchen with my grandmother and my mother as a child. To this day, when I make a particular recipe it reminds me of happy times with them, which is one reason I carry that tradition on with my children.
What was the catalyst from transforming your hobby or something you love into a business? Can you share the story of your “ah-ha” moment with us?
My daughter has celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that requires her to have a gluten-free diet and she also has a dairy…