Thursday, March 19, 2009

Opportunity To Increase Gluten Awareness, Chef to Plate Program

I had the opportunity to meet with Cynthia Kupper, RD, executive director of The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)this past week. She was in North Carolina doing some work in Wake Forest and made time in her busy schedule to meet me for dinner at Z Pizza in Raleigh to review some plans for the East Coast GIG summer camp at Camp Kanata this summer. During our time together she highlighted the Chef to Plate Program scheduled for May 3, 2009. (May is National Celiac Awareness Month.) This is a program sponsored by GIG celebrating restaurants that offer a gluten free menu. It is a free program that offers literature to restaurants to display in their establishments on May 3, 2009. Restaurants will be advertised locally and will also be listed on the GIG website. If you would like more information on how you can be involved as a campaign leader or if you are a restaurant and would like to sign up for this program click here. Mark your calendars for May 3rd and plan to eat out at your favorite gluten free restaurant on that day! As a side note, it was definitely worth the drive from Durham to meet with Cynthia and to try the gluten free pizza at Z's pizza, it was delicious!

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