Next Stop: Atlanta! Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters Founder and Dietitian Betsy Opyt Featured as a Speaker at the Atlanta Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo, May 20-21

Gluten Free & Allergy Free Expo in Atlanta Georgia

Registered Dietitian and former Miss Indiana Betsy Opyt will present on Nutrient Dense & Gluten Free Foods at the GFAF Expo in Atlanta, GA, May 20-21, 2017. Betsy is Founder and CEO of Naples, FL-based Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters.

Naples, FL (May 4, 2017) — Registered Dietitian and former Miss Indiana Betsy Opyt is on a mission to engage the Atlanta community in just how delicious, versatile and nutritious nut and seed butters and gluten free foods can be. She’ll be showcasing her all-natural, Non-GMO Project Verified, Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters at the Atlanta Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly (GFAF) Expo, held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, May 20-21, 2017.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to meet Betsy and taste her award-winning Gourmet Almond Butter and other delicious flavors including Gourmet Cashew Butter, Peanut Butter and Sunflower Seed Butter. GFAF participants also can learn about healthy, easy-to-prepare recipes that take nut and seed butters above-and-beyond your typical spreads, appealing to both kids and adults.

The Atlanta event opens to the public at 10:00 am each morning and features product sampling, educational classes and cooking exhibitions. Visit Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters at Booth #112 at the GFAF Expo in Atlanta, GA, May 20-21, 2017.

Betsy’s Presentation, “Nutrient Dense & Gluten Free Foods,” will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The talk will provide tips on how to optimize a gluten free diet with functional foods.

“Our Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters were created with gluten free, health-conscious consumers in mind,” says Betsy Opyt. “I know how difficult it can be for people with food sensitivities to find delicious and nutritious products that also meet our everyday, on-the-go lifestyles,” she adds.

In addition to interacting with the Atlanta gluten free community at the GFAF Expo, Betsy will be visiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank to donate 20 cases of her Gourmet Peanut Butter – peanut butter is a much needed product – and to raise awareness of the food bank’s work in serving food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers throughout 29 counties in metro Atlanta and north Georgia. “Food banks are critical resources for low income and food insecure families, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank distributes over 60 million meals each year to more than 750,000 people. We are humbled and honored to help,” said Opyt.

Gluten Free … and Gourmet

The “free-from” trend has been gaining steam in recent years as more and more Americans continue to be affected by food allergies, food intolerances and chronic diseases. The market is shifting toward greater food transparency as consumers are asking companies to explain what’s in their products, the rationale behind each ingredient and how products are made.

Rethinking classic seed and nut butters, Betsy’s Best® has added unique flavors and superfoods including cinnamon or cardamom, chia seeds, Himalayan pink salt and organic honey. All Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut and Seed Butter products are Non-GMO Project Verified and made without palm oil – a controversial ingredient that appears in a number of other nut butter brands.

Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Almond Butter was recognized in October 2016 as the first recipient of the ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award in a blind taste test by an expert panel of Certified Master Tasters.

To help customers and fans get the most out of their beloved spreads, Betsy Opyt herself has hand-crafted over 60 recipes that are available online at www.BetsysBest.com, on YouTube and featured on Carolina Kitchen on WLOS TV, an ABC TV affiliate.

Betsy’s Best Presents “The PBJ Gourmet Experience” at the 2017 FNCE Food And Nutrition Conference, Oct. 21-24

Betsy’s Best Presents “The PBJ Gourmet Experience” at the 2017 FNCE Food And Nutrition Conference, Oct. 21-24

Registered Dietitian and food entrepreneur Betsy Opyt will be presenting “The Gourmet PB&J Experience” and also hosting a group of Ball State University Food Science students at Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters Booth 1256 at the annual FNCE Food & Nutrition Conference, Oct. 21-24, Chicago.

Naples, FL (Oct. 16, 2017) – More than making innovative Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters from whole food ingredients blended to sweet and salty perfection, Registered Dietitian and former Miss Indiana Betsy Opyt is committed to educating people about optimal nutrition and health – and making it fun.

Betsy's Best Gourmet Seed and Nut Butters on the counter in Betsy's kitchenPresenting the Gourmet PB&J Experience

As founder of Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters, Betsy will be sampling a variety of unique and delicious nut and seed butter and jelly recipes, dubbed “The Gourmet PB&J Experience”, at the upcoming FNCE Food & Nutrition Conference, Oct. 21-24 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL. Using her award-winning Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters and featuring jellies and jams from World of Chia, gluten free, natural and organic veggie and coconut wraps from Wrawp Foods, and artisan sprouted grain Bread Crisps from Angelic Bakehouse, Betsy will present a gourmet  PB&J experience for everyone to enjoy.

Made with whole food ingredients and superfoods such as chia seeds to create products noted for their unique taste and texture that appeal to adults and kids alike, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters are

Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free, and palm oil free. Products include Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter and Peanut Butter.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Nutrition Leadership

Produced by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, founded in 1917 and celebrating 100 years, FNCE is the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts. More than 10,000 Registered Dietitians, nutritionists, researchers, policymakers, healthcare providers and other industry leaders participate in this annual event to address key issues affecting the health of all Americans.

Honoring this Centennial event by cultivating the next generation of leadership, Betsy’s Best is also sponsoring a group of Food Science students from Ball State University – where Betsy serves as a distinguished alumnus – to participate in the 2017 FNCE conference.

Betsy's Best recipe peanut butter pita pocketWorking with Deanna Pucciarelli, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Ball State, Betsy’s Best will host the winning group of students in Dr. Pucciarelli’s Food Science and Technology class with an all-expenses paid trip to the FNCE show in Chicago. Students in the class, divided into six groups, were assigned to use Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters in developing recipes suitable for individuals suffering from the following conditions: Hypertension, Alzheimer’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Arthritis and Anemia. The winning group will present recipe cards at the FNCE show on behalf of all the student groups in the class.
“The advantage of collaborating on this project is that the students take theory and apply it in the real world,” said Dr. Pucciarelli. “The learning outcome, what the students are able to absorb, is that there is a live human being on the other end of the recipe. Everything ha

Betsy’s Best Connects with Leading Food Writers at the New York Food Fête

Betsy's Best will be at the New York Food Fete showing off it's delicious gourmet nut and seed butters

Betsy’s Best will “spread” the word about its Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters with leading food writers at the New York City Food Fête, an essential industry touch point where new food products and the nation’s food press intersect, June 26, 2017. 

Naples, FL  — Every food brand’s dream is to get one-on-one time with the nation’s leading food writers and that’s exactly what Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters is intending to do on June 26, 2017. In an intimate gathering of only 40 companies, Founder Betsy Opyt and her team will have the opportunity to meet with hundreds of food journalists and bloggers that attend Food Fête each year to discover innovative new products and meet the passionate people behind them.

The event, now in its 13th year, exposes food writers, journalists and editors to cutting-edge food brands and vice versa. “The Food Fête allows us to tell our story to leading consumer lifestyle and food media while they sample our products,” said Betsy Opyt, President, CEO and Founder of Betsy’s Best. “Face time like this creates an incredible opportunity for us to share the taste, versatility and benefits, as well as the mission, behind our yummy spreads.”

Refined Taste, Health-minded Nutrition and Playful Elegance

Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters will showcase its nutritious and delicious, all natural, Non-GMO and Palm Oil Free Peanut ButterAlmond ButterCashew Butter, and Sunflower Seed Butter. Using unique flavors and superfoods including cinnamon, chia seeds, and cardamom, Betsy’s Best is taking nut and seed butters to new heights.

With a mission to create unique products from the finest whole food ingredients that are not only delicious but also healthy…and fun, Betsy’s Best has successfully created spreads with grown-up tastes that appeal to adults and kids alike. And, it seems that stores across the country have grown a liking to them as well. Within one year Betsy’s Best has impressively grown from 58 stores to over 2,100 stores in 39 states.

“Betsy’s Best encompasses the kind of healthy-meets-gourmet ingenuity that retailers are looking for and is the type of brand that we look for in Food Fête applications,” said Jeff Davis, Food Fête Founder and Director. “We are thrilled that Betsy was selected to be one of only 40 brands to showcase with us this year.”