Pulled directly from their site, here is a bit about GIG and why they’re such a key group for those of us living with Celiac or Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivities:
GIG is your partner in helping those with gluten intolerance diseases live full healthy and productive lives. GIG is the leader in patient and professional support nationally though outreach programs and services. GIG provides scientific, evidence-based information.
The vision of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America® is one of mutual support, acceptance, and respect for all persons living with gluten intolerances and working with this community. GIG envisions a united gluten intolerant community in which all persons feel they are healthy, are positively nurtured to live life to the fullest, and are involved and contributing citizens. GIG seeks to fulfill our vision by embracing and modeling:
- instilled with humor, and joy
- knowledge and being informed
- embracing open-mindedness and acceptance
- a positive attitude
And a BIG thanks to GIG for sending along their list of certified Gluten tolerant restaurants throughout the US! Their dedicated team has worked tirelessly to amass a list of restaurants that meet their criteria in awarding the title of Gluten Free Food Service Accreditation. You can read more about the process restaurants go through to gain certification as well as the training GIG offers restaurants to better understand how to safely handle food to avoid cross contamination issues.
The restaurants here understand how important proper handling and care are to ensure our safety, so you can eat with ease at any of the recommended restaurants below. We heart GIG and its ongoing effort to keep us safe and healthy!