Our Team

We are a group of dedicated individuals, each with our own unique expertise in the field of food, health and wellness. We work together to help bring you the inspiration, information and support you need to navigate the low FODMAP diet and to get you on the road to your own dietary success.

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SUCCESS TEAM

Dédé Wilson

Co-Founder

Dédé Wilson

Hi there! I am a happy, healthy, pain-free, symptom-free FODMAPer, but it was not always that way.

I’ve been in the food industry for over 30 years, first working in restaurants, the catering industry and owning my own bakery (with Robin) then onto newspaper writing (food focused), writing cookbooks and working as a Contributing Editor for Bon Appetit magazine for over a decade.

During that time I also hosted three of my own public television series, sponsored by KitchenAid, had a monthly segment on CBS The Early Show as well as the syndicated Emmy-winning The Better Show, did tons of national television food segments on shows such as the TODAY Show, Dr. Oz, The View, QVC, HSN and others.

In my free time (yes, that’s a joke) I did recipe development for corporate clients such as Williams-Sonoma, Driscoll’s and others and taught classes at colleges and privately. And for the majority of this time I was fighting a digestive issue that no one except close family knew about.

READ DEDE’S FULL BIO HERE. 

Robin Jaffin

Co-Founder

Robin Jaffin

I have co-founded FODMAP Everyday with my life-long friend, fellow foodie and erstwhile business partner Dédé– to help manifest a relationship between food and love for those who may not have had such a positive experience in the past.

I Hold a Two-Fold Perspective:

First, love of self, where we must give our bodies what they need most–which means learning about your body and finding the purest, most healthy ingredients you can find and afford and learning to combine them so that they please your senses and palate and fulfill your physical needs in a way that respects your unique body.

Second, love of others. Nothing binds us more deeply than sharing a meal with others. And when we create meals of delectable substance, respect for the ingredients and the source of the food and offer them to our family and to our friends- we are saying “I love you.”

READ ROBIN’S FULL BIO HERE.

Erica Ilton, RDN, CDN

Success Team RDN

Erica Ilton, RDN, CDN

Erica Ilton is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist with a private practice in New York City. She received a B.A. from Brown University and studied nutrition at Teacher’s College, Columbia University and Hunter College.

My first job as a nutritionist was doing research for a holistically oriented primary care physician. That was quickly followed by working one-on-one with patients at a busy complementary medicine practice − a job that reinforced my desire to provide personalized care to individuals struggling with a variety of health conditions. Other counseling positions (as well as writing and lecturing) followed, and after many years of working for some wonderful people and institutions, I opened my own practice in 2011.

At around the same time, my professional focus shifted to gastrointestinal health and disease, and I was lucky enough to be able to also hone my gastro skills as a Clinical Nutrition Coordinator in the Department of Gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Hospital. Now I’m ready to join the FODMAP Everyday team so I can help even more people find relief and (re)learn how to love food once again.

READ ERICA’S FULL BIO HERE.

Jody Garlick, RDN, LDN

Success Team RDN

Jody Garlick, RDN, LDN

Back in my 20’s, I used to think Mountain Dew and Pop-Tarts were considered breakfast and the extreme stress I faced everyday as an analyst meant I was successful. I started to reconsider those beliefs once I was living with IBS. In looking for ways to overcome this condition, I started to learn more about nutrition and stress management. As I made small changes, I started to feel better.

The connection I found between food, lifestyle, and health was amazing! After my IBS improved, I decided to go back to school to study nutrition and become a registered dietitian. I knew I had finally found my passion.

After working in many areas of nutrition, I decided to start a private practice so I could adopt an integrative and functional approach to healing digestive disorders.

The low FODMAP diet is one of my favorite tools to teach clients, because it can provide amazing digestive symptom relief.

READ JODY’S FULL BIO HERE

Rachelle LaCroix Mallik MA, RD, LDN

Success Team RDN

Rachelle LaCroix Mallik MA, RD, LDN

As a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s in Food Studies, I am a globally-experienced, food-first dietitian who is passionate about delicious, nutritious food for better health.

Over the course of my career, I have immersed myself in global nutrition, women’s health and food culture. I’ve lived in New York and Australia, and studied in China, Mexico and India.

I love experimenting in the kitchen with different flavors and cuisines, and adapting recipes for various health needs. I teach cooking classes to share these skills with individuals and small groups.

My primary nutrition focus is on women’s health, especially for preconception, fertility, pre- and postnatal wellness.

READ RACHELLE’S FULL BIO HERE.

Rachel Meltzer Warren MS, RDN

Success Team RDN

Rachel Meltzer Warren MS, RDN

Going vegetarian at age 12 sparked a lifelong love of nutrition for me. At that time, however, I thought that being healthy was all about what you took out of your diet—and I assumed that not eating meat, but relying on pasta, French fries, and the occasional colorful veggie was OK. When I went to college to study journalism, I signed up for a nutrition course to fulfill my basic science requirement.

I learned so much about my own wellbeing in that class—and was so enamored by the content—that I signed up for another nutrition course…and another…I couldn’t get enough. Eventually I finished my journalism degree and headed back to school for a master’s in nutrition! I’ve spent every day since at the intersection of the worlds of food, health, and communication.

These days I spend most of my time writing about nutrition—for magazines, online, and books (I’ve now published two!). I also run a small private practice in Jersey City, New Jersey.

My main goals in my work with clients are to help empower young people to identify and love the food that loves them back, and to assist clients in turning times of transition (like adjusting to a restrictive diet, going to college, or becoming a mom) into launch pads for living nutritious, delicious lives.

READ RACHEL’S FULL BIO HERE.

Jennifer Sprung, LMT, LCZB

Success Team Complementary Health Practitioner

Jennifer Sprung, LMT, LCZB

I am a mother, a friend, partner in life, Certified Zero Balancer and Neurosomatic Therapist that holds focused intention and detailed attention to my patients.

When diagnosed with IBS and Ulcerative Colitis a decade ago I coupled my passion for wellness and bodywork therapy with my desire to eat organic whole non inflammatory foods to cure my gut.

In my practice I am driven to find solutions and easy options for self help healing therapies to alleviate pain.

Neurosomatic Therapy is the future of pain treatment. It is an integrative form of manual manipulation that identifies and corrects structural and biomechanical patterns in the body that cause chronic pain. I create a comprehensive therapy program using careful analysis of dysfunctional posture and movement patterns.

READ JENNY’S FULL BIO HERE.

Kiera Jaffin RYT & Shiatsu

Success Team Complementary Health Practitioner

Kiera Jaffin RYT & Shiatsu

I was introduced to yoga, and body movement in general, at a very young age – growing up in a family where yoga instruction was a daily practice and a profession and pre-dinner dancing around the house were integral to my daily life. Subtly, over time, I became aware of the profound impact this has had on my life choices and how I relates to my own body.

Current fitness culture often leads to injury, especially spinal and knee joint injury, and I enjoy focusing on these areas to increase spinal alignment and heighten subtle and innate awareness of the body throughout your day and during activity or exercise. My hope is to encourage you to listen in closely and explore a way to help yourself, keep your body safe, and expand your sense of awareness especially through asana and meditation, sound, and touch.

READ KIERA’S FULL BIO HERE.

Vanessa Cobarrubia, RDN, LDN

Success Team RDN

Vanessa Cobarrubia, RDN, LDN

The low FODMAP diet has been life changing for me after nearly twenty years of battling with IBS. I have learned to thrive on an adapted low FODMAP diet.  Teaching the low FODMAP diet and helping my clients feel better is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. I  have so much empathy for those suffering from IBS since I know how challenging it can be, you are not alone.

I love being a dietitian and helping others improve their food habits to feel better, improve IBS symptoms, achieve a healthy weight, and enjoy food without fear and guilt. My nutrition philosophy is to eat more plants. A diet rich in plant based fibers is an essential for growing a diverse and healthy gut garden, maintaining a healthy weight, and improve digestive health.

The more we learn about nutrition it keeps coming back to this basic concept. I am always pushing my clients to eat low FODMAP fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, whole grains, nut, and seeds everyday.

READ VANESSA’S FULL BIO HERE. 

Diana Reid, MPH, RD

Success Team RDN

Diana Reid, MPH, RD

Diana is a Registered Dietitian who lives part of the year in the tiny country of Luxembourg in Europe and part of the year in Seattle, Washington. She has a private practice that reflects her international background, and counsels clients with gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies and intolerances, and other nutritional issues. Diana has completed the Monash University Low FODMAP dietitian’s training and the Advanced FODMAP Training for Dietitians course from Kings College of London.

She holds a masters in public health from the University of Washington, and previously worked in community and public health prior to starting her private practice.

Diana has 3 young children and spends a lot of time driving them around to soccer practice. She loves running, cooking, weightlifting, reading and traveling. And eating!

READ DIANA’S FULL BIO HERE.

Susan Chatzky

Success Team Recipe Developer

Susan Chatzky

Susan Chatzky is our Cocktail Expert and will be bringing us spirited as well as non-alcoholic drinks – all low FODMAP, of course! Susan enjoys creating drinks with fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs & spices and wants to help you enjoy your beverages while still adhering to your diet.

When not concocting delectable beverages she is busy being a mom, step-mom, wife, dog wrangler, crossfit athlete, sometime yoga teacher and board member for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. She is an advocate for women’s rights and access to health care and can often be found event planning in support of multiple charities and fundraisers. She has currently established a service assisting seniors with navigating the challenging health care services here in the U.S. You can even find her at the local farmer’s market hawking some awesome succelents! Some of which you will see in her photos!

Read More About Susan in her Bio (Coming Soon!)

CONTRIBUTORS

Phillip Nicholas

Recipe Contributor

Phillip Nicholas

Philip Nicholas spent most of his professional career as an award-winning copywriter and creative director in advertising, but he has been passionate about food since he was a child. After a career change, he turned that passion into a more professional endeavor- after attending what he terms as “culinary boot camp” at the Cordon Bleu in Seattle. Phil has a loyal Facebook following where he posts delicious recipes and mouthwatering photos of what he’s making at home. Now he will be offering our readers some of his most delectable recipes Low FODMAP style! Trust us… you’ll love his recipes!

Leslie Cerier

Recipe Contributor

Leslie Cerier

For over 30 years Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” Chef, has been teaching her approach to nutrition focused on using whole foods for health and vitality through her hands-on vegetarian cooking classes and cookbooks focusing on eating local, seasonal, organic foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable, delicious and good for the planet. Leslie will be offering some of her fabulous vegetarian recipes Low FODMAP style here for our gastronomic pleasure.

You can find more of Leslie’s delicious recipes and services on her website The Organic Gourmet.

Verena Smith

Wellness Contributor

Verena Smith

Verena has practiced and studied acupuncture and herbal medicine in England, America, China and India over the last 35 years. She maintains a practice in Amherst, MA and will be bringing her perspective of holistic healing to FODMAP Everyday. Verena’s extensive experience supporting thousands of individuals with an extensive variety of health-related issues gives her a very holistic understanding of the essential need to balance one’s entire body system while seeking to heal a part of the system.

Be sure to visit her website Gift of Health for more wellness information.


JOIN US! OPEN INVITATION

If you are a food writer, RDN or other professional health-minded individual with knowledge of and interest in the low FODMAP diet and would like to be part of our team or contribute in any way, drop us a line via our Contact page. Together we can heal millions!

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