Wellington Regional Medical Center Achieves National Certification as a Gluten-Free Food Service Facility

Friday, January 6, 2023
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Wellington Regional Medical center (WRMC) has achieved its certification as Gluten-Free Food Service program. The WRMC nutrition team met the rigorous standards and expectations for safety required to achieve this honor. The team is proud to serve delicious meals for any diet preference on a daily basis and this designation portrays their commitment to provide quality food for patients.

The Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) audits and validates restaurants and food businesses that serve gluten-free food.   The Gluten-Free Food Service validation program is a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), a non-profit organization that has been serving the needs of the gluten-free community for over 45 years.  GIG is on a mission to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free and NWTHS is proud to be a part of this program.
WRMC will be displaying the validated Gluten Free Safe Spot logo throughout the hospital to represent the independent verification of quality, integrity, and purity of businesses serving gluten-free food. Validation as a Gluten Free Safe Spot establish trust with gluten-free patrons in the ability of a facility to provide safe gluten-free food.

Established in 2009, GFFS has held its food service establishments to the highest standards. Consumers recognize locations validated as Gluten Free Safe Spots serve gluten-free food that meets the nonprofit GFFS’s rigorous standards and expectations for safety. GFFS validates participating establishments, from restaurants to college dining, senior living, hospitals and more, by visiting locations in-person to ensure they follow best practices for gluten-free food safety and ensure high-quality staff training. 

“It’s exciting to award gluten-free validation to Wellington Regional Medical Center. The GFFS validation shows a strong commitment to its mission to make health a positive and local experience. We are proud to be part of this respected provider of healthcare services efforts, as they support those who are living gluten-free,” said Lindsey Yeakle, GFFS program manager.