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Health and fitness agenda: Australia's Gluten Free Expo

On August 19, the world honors aid workers on World Humanitarian Day, and Sydney welcomes the 7th annual Gluten Free Expo from August 26-27.

World Humanitarian Day
August 19

World Humanitarian Day has been celebrated since 2009 and is a day to honor aid workers, shed light on populations that need humanitarian aid and find ways to give back to your community or international humanitarian aid organizations.

7th Gluten Free Expo

August 26-27
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia

The two-day event is devoted to gluten-free products and sessions on the science behind gluten intolerance, cooking-without-gluten classes and tips to create a healthy gluten-free diet. The 7th annual Gluten Free Expo is free and hosted by The Coeliac Society of NSW Inc and The Clever Event Company. Exhibitors are expected to launch new gluten-free products.

Daffodil Day
August 27
Australia, Canada

A day created by the Canadian Cancer Society nearly 30 years ago to honor those who have been touched by cancer. On August 27, the profits from fresh daffodils purchased at select locations will be used to support cancer patients, research and education. To get involved or donate: http://www.daffodilday.com.au

13th Vitafoods Asia
September 7-9
Hong Kong

Between the New Products Zone which showcases the latest and most innovative products on the market, a VitaTrends section that provides insight into the latest trends in nutrition, and a networking session, Vitafoods Asia is considered the trade event of the year in Asia for nutraceutical professionals to hobnob.

World Suicide Prevention Day
September 10

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a co-sponsor of the event that promotes suicide awareness and efforts to prevent suicide. WHO estimates "3000 people commit suicide daily," equaling "one death every 40 seconds" worldwide. Prevention is key as "for every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives." Visit the website to download a suicide prevention toolkit and find out more on how to get involved.

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16th Yoga Journal Conference: Colorado
September 18-25
Estes Park, Colorado, US

In one of the premiere yoga events in the world, yoga publication Yoga Journal will offer more than 100 classes taught by more than 35 master and celebrity yoga teachers, including Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, David Swenson, and Bo Forbes, in the Colorado Rockies for seven days. The conference also takes place in San Francisco, New York, and Wisconsin, with each drawing crowds of around four thousand. A full seven-day pass is priced at $1,065 if purchased before August 17; price increases to $1,285 after that. A weekend pass costs $465/$535; a day pass cost $250/$295.
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26th BioFach America
September 22-24
Baltimore, Maryland, US

Europe’s massive BioFach heads to the US this September ,drawing in 20,000 visitors and thousands of organic products, in addition to natural personal care products. The event also has a global presence with events in Shanghai, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Baltimore.

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26th Natural Products Expo East
September 22-24
Baltimore, Maryland, US

Now in its 26th year, the Natural Products Expo East moves from Boston to Baltimore with an expected crowd of some 20,000 and 1,300 exhibits showcasing the newest products in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products. The event dovetails with BioFach America, and its sister show, the Natural Products Expo West, in its 31st year last March, drew 55,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits.
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