Dietitian, Speaker and Author
A leading international expert on the gluten-free diet, Shelley is a registered dietitian, author, speaker and consultant with more than 30 years’ experience. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Boards of the Celiac Disease Foundation and Gluten Intolerance Group in the United States; Professional Advisory Council of the Canadian Celiac Association; and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Grain Foods Foundation.
Shelley has been featured on radio and television including
NBC’s Today show, CBC, CTV and Global TV, as well as frequently quoted in major print media such as the Wall Street Journal, WebMD, National Post, Globe and Mail, Food Business News, Chatelaine and Canadian Living.
A popular speaker, she delivers presentations at medical, nutrition, celiac and food industry conferences throughout North America. Shelley’s best-selling book is highly recommended by health professionals, celiac organizations, consumers and the food industry. Author of many journal articles on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet, she also contributes to a variety of other publications for health professionals and consumers. Her column “Ask the Celiac Expert” is featured in Allergic Living magazine.
In recognition of Shelley’s major contributions to the field of celiac disease and her dedication to educating health professionals and individuals with celiac disease in North America, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal.
Professionally, Shelley is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as the Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Dietitians in Business and Communications, Food and Culinary Professionals and the Medical Nutrition Practice Groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a member of the Dietitians of Canada.
When she is not sharing her nutrition and health expertise, Shelley is very active in her community and church. She is an accomplished musician who enjoys playing piano and keyboard in her church, at special events and for other occasions.