When I attended the keynote presentation at the Central Pennsylvania Gluten Free Expo on November 10, 2013, one thing Alice Bast, president and CEO of

I never intended to write a memoir. So, here’s how that happened…

(This essay first published in Good News magazine, May 2015, to honor and promote celiac disease awareness month.) I’m sitting in the cafeteria a

Better Batter Balances Business with Charitable Giving: Q&A with Owner Naomi Poe

I first met Naomi Poe at a State College Celiac Support Group picnic, where she was slated to be the guest speaker, in July of 2011. She had traveled

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 1: A For-Profit Business with a Nonprofit Heart

What is Better Batter? Better Batter is a gluten-free, casein-free, and allergen-free mix company with products like flour mix, cake mixes, brownie

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 2: Personal Struggles Lead to Business Big Bang

What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you see yourself as an entrepreneur or business owner? I didn’t set out to go into business. I want

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 3: GMOs, Fad Diets, and Making a Positive Difference

In addition to celiac disease, what other allergies and intolerances to you have? I know I’ve always had an allergy to bee stings. The list has j

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 4: Thoughts on Business from a “Person in Business”

You seem like a pretty confident person, and you are clearly successful. Were you always this confident, or is this something that developed as you ma

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 5: Taking Over the World One Gluten-Free Product at a Time

Better Batter started as a one-product company. In addition to the original flour mix, what other products do you now offer?  In 2010 we put out o

Q&A: Celiac Disease and the Workplace

This Q&A was conducted by Jamie Oberdick for the Penn State ITS Climate and Diversity Team Blog when I worked as a marketing and communications sp

Celiac disease remains tough to diagnose

Tara Caimi, For the Centre Daily Times ~ Tara Streno saw her family doctor once a month for about a year, and John Askey received aggressive treatm