Organic meat brand Applegate partners with Autism Hope Alliance

Applegate, a Bridgwater-based natural and organic meat brand, is partnering with Autism Hope Alliance, the first nonprofit foundation for autism to emerge from the natural foods industry.

Applegate said it offers more than 65 autism approved products, providing a variety of options for families searching for gluten-free, casein-free options.

According to Autism Hope Alliance, a GFCF diet is recommended for individuals with autism looking to reduce inflammation as a reaction to gluten and casein.

“When you have a child with Autism so many things change, but mealtime shouldn’t be one of those things,” said Kristin Selby Gonzalez, Autism Hope Alliance president. “Bringing the family together for a meal is so vital, which is why we look to partner with brands like Applegate that offer gluten-free and dairy-free options for our families. We feel if a child can feel good, then they can do good.”

Applegate’s products, like the Applegate Organics Chicken and Maple Breakfast Sausage or the Applegate Naturals Beef Hot Dog can be incorporated into every meal, it said.

“We recognize that allergens are a serious matter for many families and is one of the motivating factors as to why we choose to keep our ingredient lists simple and clean,” said Nicole Glenn, Applegate vice president of marketing. “Transparency is one of our core values, which is why we make it easy to search for specific allergens on our website in addition to labeling common allergens on product packaging.”

To search allergen-friendly Applegate products, click here.