A Blogger A Day: The Gluten Free RD
[Chat with Rachel! NFCA is hosting #GFchat sessions on Twitter each Tuesday in May, and Rachel is one of our guest experts. Tonight’s #GFchat is about Celiac Disease & Women’s Health, led by EA Stewart of The Spicy RD. The fun starts at 8 p.m. ET, so make sure you’re ready to tweet! More details & schedule.]
Name: Rachel Begun, MS, RD
Lives in: Metro New York
Why we’re fans: Rachel is an important part of gluten-free advocacy. As a dietitian, she commands attention from the healthcare and food industries, and is a trusted source for gluten-free advice. As a diagnosed celiac, she knows the concerns that patients have about gluten-free needs, because she has them, too. That perspective isn’t just refreshing, it’s also what makes her such a worthy expert on NFCA’s Ask the Dietitian.
Rachel’s Story: I have celiac disease and am a registered dietitian. As The Gluten Free RD, it is my mission to provide those on a gluten-free diet with the information and resources they need to strike a balance between eating gluten-free and healthfully, while doing it happily.
According to Rachel: As a dietitian with a strong knowledge of food and ingredients, it was probably easier for me than most to quickly adopt a strict gluten-free diet. As a food and nutrition communications professional, whose work revolves around communicating about and experiencing good food, I didn’t anticipate how hard it was going to be emotionally and socially to avoid some of my favorite foods.
A taste of The Gluten Free RD:
- Top 5 Gluten-Free Resources of 2010
- My Small, Gluten-Free, Intimate Wedding
- Life Gluten Free Pleasures – Foccaccia Dipped in Olive Oil
For more of NFCA’s Celiac Awareness Month celebration, visit www.CeliacCentral.org/awarenessmonth.