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Learn more about Alana Elliott, the founder of Nonuttin’ Foods and the chief blogger for The Nonuttin’ Notes:
Alana Elliott is an educator, mother and food manufacturer who understands what it’s like to live with life-threatening food allergies. Not only does she manage the food for her family’s 6 food allergies, she is responsible for the development of the recipes and allergen and gluten control policies at Nonuttin’ Foods.
Alana grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As a child, she suffered from asthma, eczema and environmental allergies. After graduating from The University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Education, she moved to Edmonton to begin teaching and married Rob Elliott, who has food allergies to clams and shellfish.
Statistically speaking, the combination of Rob and Alana was bound to create some food allergies in their children. Both of their girls, Sarah and Megan, developed dairy allergies as infants which they both outgrew. However, Megan continues to be allergic to peanuts, almonds, kiwi and chickpeas and must carry epi-pens at all times.
After Megan entered school, Alana grew increasingly frustrated with the lack of safe, healthy snacks available for both Megan and her classmates. In 2002, The Elliott Family moved to Vancouver Island where Alana acted on that frustration by starting Nonuttin’ Foods.
Alana’s goal was to create safe food for most food allergies and she began producing the world’s first allergy friendly granola bars in 2004. In 2007, Nonuttin’ granola bars and granolas were the first to begin using pure oats so that Celiacs could also enjoy their great taste. Nonuttin’ granola bars were served to the world’s Official Olympic Broadcasters during Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics and Paralympics and were featured on The Martha Stewart Show in April 2010.
Being a food manufacturer means being responsible to the many consumers who must safely enjoy Nonuttin’ products. Alana believes that part of that responsibility must include education for those requiring or choosing special diets. Whether you are interested in the latest science, looking for tips or feeling overwhelmed, Alana hopes to offer you the information you need to successfully navigate your journey.
For more information on Nonuttin’ products, please visit the Nonuttin’ website at www.nonuttin.com. For information on pure oats in a Celiac diet, please see the Health Canada website at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/allerg/cel-coe/oats_cd-avoine-eng.php or The Canadian Celiac Disease website at: http://www.celiac.ca/Articles/PABoats.html or you can take a look at our Oats in Canada page located to the left of this paragraph.