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About the Author
Shelley is a frequent guest on television and radio, including the NBC Today Show. A popular speaker, she has delivered numerous lectures and workshops at national and regional medical, dietetic, celiac and food industry conferences throughout the USA and Canada, including the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Celiac Disease, American Dietetic Association annual conference and Natural Products Food Expo conferences.
She is the author of many articles on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet in leading publications such as Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Todays Dietitian. In addition, she co-authored the celiac section in the Manual of Clinical Dietetics (6th edition) by the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada, and has contributed to a variety of other resources.
In recognition of Shelleys major contributions to the celiac community and dedication to educating health professionals and individuals with celiac disease in Canada and the United States, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal.
Shelley earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Saskatchewan and completed her Dietetic Internship at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Over the past 25 years, Shelley has helped thousands of people improve their eating habits and manage a variety of disease conditions through good nutrition. Currently, she has her own nutrition consulting company that offers a variety of services to individuals, health organizations and businesses.
Professionally, Shelley is a member of the Dietitians of Canada, Saskatchewan Dietitians Association and American Dietetic Association, as well as the Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Dietitians in Business and Communications and the Medical Nutrition Practice Groups of the American Dietetic Association. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Living Without Magazine.
Very active in her community and church, she has chaired many conferences and special events. Shelley is an accomplished musician who enjoys playing piano and electric keyboard. She lives with her husband and two children in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.