The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) celebrated 45 years of empowering the gluten-free community this week. The GIG is an aid to those living a gluten-free lifestyle with consumer support, advocacy and education. Their outreach is to everyone who has made the decision to live gluten-free, not just to those with gluten-related disorders.
GIG has a free membership that includes a digital magazine filled with unique articles, coupons, and recipes. We also have a kids membership that includes great resources for kids—like a magazine that arrives in your mailbox just for your gluten-free kid. GIG has local support groups for both kids and adults across the globe. Our most popular resources are our Educational Bulletins, FAQs, and Recursos En Español (Spanish Resources).
According to GIG Communications Manager Michelle Spano, “GIG is excited to continue our expansion into the community in 2019. Our certification program will be growing our reach into more international locations, making sure that manufacturers worldwide are meeting the standards expected by our community. Our Gluten-Free Food Services (GFFS) certification program will be helping even more restaurants, cafeterias, schools, and hospitals to set up proper practices to be more aware of the needs of their gluten-free consumers.”
We look forward to having a continued presence in local communities through our support group network and we hope to reach even more kids, teens, and young adults through a new Generation GF Mentorship program… Looking at not only how far GIG has come these past 45 years, but also our gluten-free community as a whole, will be something that we’ll celebrate throughout the year.”