Gluten Intolerance Group
of Richmond



GIG Programs:
- GF Products
- GF Restaurants
- GF Food Service
- GF Recipes


Madelyn Smith
Branch Manager
Phone: (804) 968-4111

Mission Statement:

The Gluten Intolerance Group of Richmond is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Mission is to provide support to persons with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and gluten sensitivities to live healthy lives.


2011 Events:

All meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the Trinity U. Methodist Church,
903 Forest Avenue, Richmond , VA 23229, unless otherwise noted.

January 6th – Gluten-Free Fav’s!
- Madelyn Smith
GF Pizza tasting donated by Extreme Pizza, Short Pump
(11653 W. Broad St. – 804-360-312)
and Still Riding Pizza

February 3rd Practical Basics for Nutritious Gluten-Free Dietary Choices - Jane Wilson RN, RD
Bread and cookie samples donated by Anna B’s gluten-free bakery,

March 3rd –
Gluten Free Italiano! – Chef Lee Tobin, Whole Foods Gluten-Free Bakehouse
Ingredients for the demo and tasting donated by Whole Foods Market/ Short Pump
(11173 West Broad St, Glen Allen, VA)

March 15th – 7PM  Dinerthon!  Bertucci’s, 11721 Broad Street, – dining together gluten-free at a restaurant certified by the Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program

April 7th – no meeting

April 9th – Saturday - 3-5 PM Tea Time!  Ladies only – including Moms, Grandmoms, aunts, sisters, sisters in law, lady friends, nieces etc.  Come enjoy delectable, lady-like, delicious, fancy GF food, served in an elegant manner!  Door Prizes!  Reservations are required: Madelyn Smith (968-4111 It is asked that each attendee donate a minimum of $10, which will be used to defray the costs of publishing our very own new cookbook!

May 5th – 7PM Suitcase Survival – Gluten Free! – learn new ways of staying happily GF while adventuring beyond your home by car, plane, train, cruise line etc. A panel will lead our thoughts, and we will all join in with GF tips that we have used when venturing beyond Richmond!

The following companies have donated product/information for our meeting to help you make your future GF travels enjoyable!:
San-J International
Justin’s Nut Butter
Celinal Foods
Go Picnic
Natural Snacks, Inc
Mini Pops,
Food Tek, Inc,
L and J Popcorn Company
Jovial Foods -

We appreciate their generosity in making these products/information available to us!

June, July, August – no local meetings

July 1st and 2nd2011 GIG Annual Education Conference – Treasures of the Gluten Free World  Gaylord Palms Hotel & Conference Center, Orlando, FL – Plan to go!  A phenomenal learning experience! For information, go to Make it a family vacation – the hotel offers three extra days at the conference rate for rooms!

Saturday, Sept. 17th – 2-5 PM  Multi-Specialty Symposium on Gluten Intolerance  - a meeting with medical professionals, hearing their perspective on gluten intolerance with Q & A time available, GF refreshments provided  - $5.00 door charge will be collected to help defray expenses.

Thursday, October 6th – 7PM -  GIG of Richmond Town Hall Meeting – come experience a fun meeting of eating gluten free and planning for 2012 – what, in the gluten intolerance field, we want to learn more about, how we want to help each other and the community we live in.

November 3rd – 7PM Jenny Bair MHE – Life Coach, Living Well Dallas, Organizing your life and living to the fullest!

December 1st – 7PM  Celebrating the Season, Gluten Free!


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