Auburn, WA (May 1st, 2015) – The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), a non-profit organization empowering the gluten-free community through consumer support, advocacy, and education, is teaming with restaurants across the country to help recognize those living a gluten-free lifestyle. The month of May is Celiac Awareness Month and GIG is helping participating establishments by providing them information that assists their customers who have celiac disease, gluten-related sensitivities, or choose to live gluten-free.
“May is an important month for the gluten-free community and we want to do everything that we can to provide resources and educational information to the customers,” says Chris Rich, Director of Brand Management with GIG. “We are extremely happy to be working with so many restaurants nationally through our Chef to Plate program and helping to develop ways for them to bring this awareness to their local patrons.”
Now in its 7th year, GIG’s Chef to Plate campaign provides science-based information for participating restaurants to display and share with their customers. The gluten-free food category has seen tremendous growth in recent years but knowledge about the conditions required to prepare these foods safely for those with celiac disease or gluten-related intolerances is, generally, not extensive. This can be problematic for the 1 in 133 individuals in the United States who have celiac disease to which a gluten-free diet is the only treatment.
List of 2015 Participating Restaurants.