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Try zpizza’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crust and Support Autism Speaks

One popular dietary treatment for symptoms of autism is the GFCF (gluten-free, casein-free) diet, which involves the removal of gluten (a protein found in barley, rye, and wheat, and in oats through cross contamination) and casein (a protein found in dairy products). Although many parents express an interest in trying the GFCF diet for their child, it is often difficult to find tasty GFCF alternatives that their child will eat.

For that reason, Autism Speaks is proud to be partnering with zpizza, a restaurant chain which not only offers pizza with gluten-free crust, but a full menu of items (including vegan cheese) which make it easier for people with dietary restrictions to enjoy eating out.

One appreciative father, whose daughter has dietary restrictions, shares his story:

“My nine-year-old daughter has celiac disease and, as you can imagine, eating out together as a family is a very difficult task. Since she was diagnosed at two years old, she has grown up eating differently than her family, friends in school and at church. She always feels somewhat embarrassed by the fact that she isn’t like everyone else because she eats differently than them. As a family, we have never been able to go to a pizza restaurant together … that is until now! Thanks to zpizza’s gluten-free pizza we get to eat pizza together without having to bring anything with us, and my daughter gets to enjoy the same meal we are without feeling excluded or different. To many this may not seem like that big of a deal, but it means the world to my wife and me (and my daughter!).”

Starting this past Saturday, 30% of every gluten-free crust sold will benefit Autism Speaks, through June 30 – please check out a zpizza location near you and visit their Facebook page for special and giveaways. Thank you to our friends at zpizza for their support of Autism Speaks and of our families.

  1. July 7, 2010 at 2:25 am | #1

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  2. Dee Higgins
    July 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm | #2

    Could you please list the ingredients in your gluten free crust and sauce. And can you just have mozzarella cheese along with the sauce on the pizza? I am coming to Mechanicsburg next Wednesday through Friday.

  3. Tami Duncan
    July 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm | #3

    It’s too bad that you are donating to Autism Speaks for the gluten free crust. Autism Speaks doesn’t even educate or advocate for a diet organic and gluten free for children with autism.

  4. Bonnie Christensen
    July 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm | #4

    Thank you for being another restaurant where our son with special needs and Celiac Disease is able to eat one of his favorite foods along with his family! Usually we have to bring in our own food for him, and we are so thankful for this inclusion! We will gladly choose ZPizza for our family and entertaining choices!

  1. January 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm | #1

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