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At GIG we are on a mission to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free. We are the longest-standing education and support organization for people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity (NCGS), and those who made a conscious choice to eliminate gluten from their diets.

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News &
Announcements

Updated: June 2021

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We know that the cost of gluten-free food is one of the biggest challenges our community faces. GIG is preparing to launch a new initiative in partnership with Cutting Costs for Celiacs.
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To access the press release, click here.


GIG recently launched a program to expand GFFS Safe Spots (gluten-free restaurant options) – the Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) Coach Program. This nationwide program is now recruiting coaches to help educate food establishments and expand gluten-free offerings across the US. Learn More.

Teen Summit is on for July 14-17 in Orlando, FL. Registration is closing soon… learn more here


Watch for our announcement about our next virtual education event.

Four Ways to Improve Your Gluten-Free Marketing Campaigns Bylined article by Lindsey Yeakle and Jeanne Reid for Modern Restaurant Management, published February 10

How FDA Labeling Requirements Will Impact Gluten-Free Products in 2021: Bylined article by Laura K. Allred for Prepared Foods, published February 11

Hidden Sources of Gluten in Your Restaurant Kitchen: Bylined article by Lindsey Yeakle for FSR, published March 16

The benefits of adding gluten-free dining options at your community: Bylined article by Lindsey Yeakle for McKnight’s Senior Living, published March 22

Gluten-Free Products: What You Need to Know about International Requirements: Bylined article by Laura K. Allred Ph.D. and Jeanne Reid for Food Safety Magazine, published March 30

How to Save Money Going Gluten-Free : Expert SourceLola O’Rourke, RDN

Celiac Disease
Awareness

We have created resources that may be referenced, including statistics and facts about celiac disease, website articles, and more…

About 1 in 100 people worldwide have celiac disease. 

 

Around 2 million people in the United States have celiac disease. 

 

1% of the global population has celiac disease. 

 

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that damages your small intestines and can impact your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. 

 

Living gluten-free is the only treatment option for celiac disease. 

50% of individuals following a gluten-free diet are inadvertently exposed to gluten. 

 

On average, it takes 5 years to obtain a celiac disease diagnosis. 

NIAID, NIH 
 

Type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease are commonly associated with celiac disease. 

 

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