Tricia Thompson, MS, RD is an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
A nutrition consultant, researcher, and writer, she has written numerous articles for both scientific and popular readers, including those that
have appeared in Gluten-Free Living magazine,
The Journal of the American Dietetic Association,
The Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and
The New England Journal of Medicine. She also
writes the Living Gluten-Free blog for diet.com.
Tricia is the author of a variety of books and book chapters on the gluten-free diet, including
The Gluten-Free Nutrition Guide (McGraw-Hill), The Complete Idiot's Guide to Gluten-Free
Eating (Penguin), the American Dietetic Association's booklet Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide,
and the American Dietetic Associationís Easy Gluten-Free: Expert Nutrition Advice with More Than 100 Recipes.
Tricia is also the author of the chapter entitled, "The Nutritional Quality of Gluten-Free Foods" in the
book Gluten-Free Food Science and Technology (Wiley-Blackwell).
The Books & Articles page has more information about these titles.
Tricia has been a contributing author to The American Dietetic Association's
Nutrition Care Manual
and a work group member of the Association's
Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) project on celiac disease. The EAL
workgroup recently released nutrition practice guidelines for celiac disease. The
Resources page has an executive summary of these guidelines.
Ms. Thompson is on the medical advisory board of
ZEER.com and the dietitian advisory board of
Gluten-Free Living magazine.
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 Vitae is available for download.