A FOOD fair is to offer gluten free choice for coeliacs affected by prescription cuts.
The gluten free food fair in Darwen will offer people with coeliac disease more options for mealtimes, following cuts to food available on prescription locally.
The event, organised jointly by the Preston and East Lancashire groups of national charity Coeliac UK, takes place at Darwen Vale High School on Saturday, April 1.
There will be around 30 stalls selling everything from gluten free pasta to pies and beer to brownies with local producers bringing gluten free cookies, cupcakes, chutneys and sauces. There will also be freshly made gluten free fish and chips and freshly ground coffee.
Following a consultation East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced they will no longer support the prescribing of gluten free foods on the NHS.
From April individuals who require gluten free food will be expected to buy them themselves.