Tricia Thompson

Tricia Thompson

Tricia Thompson is a nutrition consultant, researcher, and writer. She has authored numerous publications for both scientific and popular readerships, including articles published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and New England Journal of Medicine. Her research interests include the nutritional quality of the gluten-free diet, safety of oats, gluten contamination of naturally gluten-free grains, and gluten content of labeled gluten-free foods. She is the author of a variety of books on the gluten-free diet, including The Gluten-Free Nutrition Guide (McGraw-Hill), The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Eating (Penguin) The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ booklet Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Easy Gluten-Free: Expert Nutrition Advice with More Than 100 Recipes, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Gluten-Free Strategies for Clients with Multiple Diet Restrictions. She also has written several book chapters, including contributions to Real Life with Celiac Disease: Troubleshooting and Thriving Gluten Free (American Gastroenterological Association), Gluten-Free Food Science and Technology (Blackwell Publishing), and Celiac Disease: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics (Elsevier).

Tricia has been a contributing author to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Nutrition Care Manual and a workgroup member of the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) project on celiac disease. She was a member of the External Peer Review of the FDA/CFSAN the Draft Health Hazard Assessment for Gluten Exposure in Individuals with Celiac Disease.

Tricia is the creator of the Gluten-Free Dietitian Web site ( and founder of Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC ( This company is dedicated to making state-of-the-art gluten-free food testing data available directly to the public.

Tricia has a MS degree in nutrition from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and a BA degree in English Literature from Middlebury College in Vermont. She completed her dietetic internship at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at the New England Medical Center in Boston.

Tricia’s Curriculum Vitae2014 is available for download.