About Jennifer Fugo

Jennifer Fugo is the founder of Gluten Free School, a website dedicated to teaching gluten-sensitive individuals simple, savvy and empowering steps to get healthy.

She’s a certified Health Coach named a “Gluten Free Guru” by Philadelphia Magazine who co-hosts the popular“Gluten-Free Sugar Cleanse” to empowers gluten-free folks to take control of their diet, feel great and kick their sugar habit.

Jennifer is a sought-after expert about healthy, gluten-free living as well as a speaker who has been featured onDoctor Oz, Yahoo! News, eHow, CNN, Huffington Post andPhiladelphia Magazine. (Click HERE to see where she pops up in the press!)

She hosts the popular “Gluten Free School Podcast” to share eye-opening health information vital to living a gluten-free life. Her first book, “The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper: How to Eat Healthy without Breaking the Bank” is now available.

Jennifer’s Personal Story

Unable to wake up in the morning (even after 9 hours of sleep), Jennifer felt exhausted all dayand popped Tylenol trying to manage constant headaches. Her digestive system was a mess (think constant gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation) and she’d gained almost 20 lbsdespite hitting the gym four times a week.

In early 2008, Jennifer received news that changed her life- what she was eating was making her sick! Gluten, casein (found in dairy), and eggs were a big part of the problem. She spent the next year navigating through the vast obstacle course of conflicting information and confusing advice in order to successfully master her eating. Now she’s got a great social life, cooks confidently, and travels freely.

In the process of eliminating these foods, she lost nearly 20 lbs of inflammation weight, calmed her digestive system, cleared up her skin, and triumphed over the headaches. Plus, she readily acknowledges to feeling energized all day without any caffeine.  Her journey is one that she now shares with others to get them on track and feeling their best!

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As Seen On

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Living without Gluten Free More Magazine
Paleo Magazine
Dr. Oz
Philadelphia Magazine
Dr. Rob
Delight Gluten Free Magazine


After the holidays, I felt really off- not sick, but rather in a “my eating habits are so bad I think I’m doing serious harm to myself” kind of way. My body felt so awful that I actually felt scared. Realizing that I couldn’t go 2 hours, let alone a day, without eating something made mostly of sugar, I committed to the Gluten Free Sugar Cleanse.

The cleanse was so much easier than I imagined! The transition to eating Jennifer’s recipes was easy, and each class taught me all the ‘nuts and bolts’ of sugar and how to make wiser choices in my diet. Before this cleanse, I honestly had no clue how much sugar I was eating!

I found that by making a few simple changes, I lost 9 LBS during the cleanse and continued to lose weight even after I was done since I kept up with Jen’s tips. Even my dentist remarked how much cleaner, healthier, and cavity-free my teeth and gums were at my last visit. After telling him about the cleanse, he confirmed that this change had positively affected my oral health which saved me $300 on new fillings I need every 6 months. Overall, I feel fantastic and am so happy that I decided to try the Gluten Free Sugar Cleanse AND stick with the changes.

P. N

Jennifer, I want to thank you sincerely for all your effort, coaching and the great information you shared during your Gluten Free Sugar Cleanse. Even though I had a base of information both as a nurse and a nutrition geek, I learned so much new information from you.

One of the best things for me was loosening up the idea that not a grain of sugar (in any form) can pass my lips – that a more relaxed, gentler approach actually assured more success for me. The Cleanse taught me a lot about the many sources of sugar, about my triggers for sugar, and most of all, the knowledge that I CAN indeed skip the stress-triggered mid-day candy at work, that I can avoid bananas for at least a little while, and that my GI symptoms do get better when I slow down the sugar intake.

P. C.

“Thank you for the “Wheat Belly” tele-class with Dr. William Davis.  After you announced the class, I bought and read the book. I was amazed at what I read and to listen to Dr. Davis explain it last night was great.

After going GF my digestive problems went away and I started feeling so much better. Like most GF I had read about small intestine damage, but had no idea of all the other things Dr. Davis discusses. I am sure GF has improved my health in ways I never imagined. I want to listen to the class again and can’t wait for your next class.  Your work is appreciated.”

B. Green

After listening to your recent “Wheat Belly” tele-class, I’ve officially decided to eliminate wheat out of my diet and am on day 7. I feel so much better and my constipation issues are gone. It is crazy! I even added wheat back in one day and could feel the difference as the fog and bloating returned. I had no idea I didn’t feel the greatest until I actually felt better from going wheat-free. Thank you for hosting the call and for being so passionate about gluten free – you really have helped make a huge difference in my life.

Carrie Saba
Health & Lifestyle Coach

Thank you for the “Five Ways that Gluten STILL Sneaks into your Diet” tele-class! I suffer from Fibromyalgia and have removed gluten from my diet to help with the food allergies, muscle pain and IBS issues. I learned a lot from you about where gluten is hiding that I really didn’t know even though I thought that I researched it alot!

L. Powers

I’ve been gluten-free for almost three weeks now! WOOT! Feeling pretty good. With weight training, bike riding, and good eating, I’ve steadily dropped a pound and a bit per week. I’ll be making some changes to my diet for weight loss purposes, so I expect that to accelerate. I’m definitely enjoying a LACK of stomach issues – cramps, bloat, and general ick. Thanks so much Jen for your encouragement and information in this area. It’s making life SO much better!

Writer, Photographer & World Traveler

I simply FEEL better in a way I never would have expected, lost weight and feel less bloated. Since going gluten-free, I have discovered what it feels like to have lasting energy throughout the day! I’ve decreased my uncomfortable digestive problems and increased my alertness at work. I simply FEEL better in a way I never would have expected, lost weight and feel less bloated. At first, I thought gluten-free was simply a fad diet that I would never be able to maintain, but with Jennifer’s help, I have discovered how easy a gluten-free lifestyle can be and how essential an anti-inflammatory diet can be to both my short and long term health.

I would highly recommend Jennifer’s services as she’s wonderfully compassionate, easy to work with & extremely knowledgeable about a variety of health topics beyond those relating to a gluten-free diet. I felt at-ease and completely trusting when speaking with her about sensitive (and sometimes personal) health issues. By working with her, I was better able to understand what gluten is, how if effects me individually, and what steps I can take to incorporate a gluten-free diet into my somewhat hectic lifestyle. All in all, Jennifer’s advice is priceless!

Mary Jane Frisbee
Wellness Blogger

I developed a new way of eating with new foods and strategies so I never felt deprived or desperate. Before working with Jennifer, I ate out most of the time, worked a tremendous amount of hours, slept only 3 to 4 hours per night and rarely ate breakfast. Needless to say, my life and diet was out of balance and I felt exhausted and impatient all the time.

Not only did I achieve my goals around weight-loss with Jennifer, but I found myself sleeping better, eating better, cooking more and ready to make some crucial life decisions. It was through Jennifer’s coaching that we discovered that I was gluten-sensitive.

Once I eliminated gluten from my diet, I found I could think more clearly and creatively. I felt less stressed and even my skin and hair changed for the better! Jennifer’s knowledge about food sensitivities came in handy as I developed a new way of eating and she was able to guide me to new foods and strategies so I never felt deprived or desperate. In summary, I am a different, better, healthier person for having worked with Jennifer.”

CrossFit Coach, Wayne PA

Jennifer is THE person to turn to offering a wealth of knowledge on your healthy gluten free journey. When switching to a gluten free diet, it is crucial to have the help of an expert. Jennifer is THE person you want to turn to. She offers a wealth of knowledge to help guide you on your healthy gluten free journey. At Purely Elizabeth, all of our products our certified gluten free and we love turning to Jennifer to offer tips and recipes to our customers.

Elizabeth Stein
Founder, Purely Elizabeth

If you are looking for an integrated approach to nutrition, Jennifer is the right fit! Jennifer came along at the right time in my life. We focused on creating an eating plan that fit into my schedule that was not overwhelming. I learned how to prepare foods to provide the right energy at the right times, whether I am recovering from a workout or preparing a meal mid-week.

I definitely received the support and encouragement I needed to experiment more in the kitchen, and ‘play’ with my desires to remove dairy and gluten from my diet. Plus, I experimented with and tried more fruits and vegetables than I had in 10 years!

Sylvia, Philadelphia PA
Financial Consultant & Triathlete

I was instructed by my doctors to become gluten free… I was totally lost! Jennifer Fugo truly IS the gluten-free guru! At NibMor, we do everything gluten free so that consumers with this sensitivity can enjoy our product. Making our product lines gluten free was a no brainer for us, even though no one at the company was gluten free at the time.

Recently due to a health concern, I was instructed by my doctors to become gluten free to reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process. Other than my own product, I was totally lost!

Jen happily provided me with a wealth of information (believe it or not- just cause it says gluten free does not mean you can eat a boat load of it!). She gave me the tools I needed to start my journey and I am eternally grateful. Though I still have so much to learn for myself and my company, Jennifer Fugo is the expert I look to for all my gluten free know-how. Thanks, Jen, for a job well done and your willingness to provide information and resources to companies and each individual you deal with daily.

Heather K. Terry
co-founder of NibMor Chocolates

I lost weight and all the bloating, increased my energy levels, & finally resolved my constipation. When I met with Jennifer, I was preparing for my wedding. I suffered with lots of bloating and constipation for a long time without any solution in sight. Though I knew it wasn’t normal to be like that, I didn’t want to resort to medication.

My coaching experience with Jennifer changed everything! A new lifestyle emerged that required little effort because we figured out that my issues were connected to a sensitivity to gluten. Jen taught me how to shift my diet with foods that work well with my body. I lost weight and all the bloating, increased my energy levels and finally resolved my constipation. Even my close friends and family have commented that I look leaner and that my mood is exuberant and positive. The craziest thing was that I actually had to get my wedding dress taken in about 2 inches a few days before the big day!

Financial Specialist, Norristown PA

The perfect marriage between nutritional coaching and chatting with your best friend. Jennifer’s way of teaching people about eating healthfully is the perfect marriage between nutritional coaching and chatting with your best friend. Her down-to-earth personality and willingness to share her personal health hurdles makes changing the way you think about food feel like you have a true comrade along for the ride.

Caroline Shannon-Karasik
Author & recipe creator at The G-Spot Revolution.com

“Working with Jennifer has been the light at the end of my dark tunnel!” “For over 6 years, I struggled with celiac disease. When first diagnosed, my doctor basically told me “Good luck with your diet” and sent me on my way. I spent a lot of time completely confused despite reading books and websites and was still unknowingly eating a lot of food that contained gluten.

Working with Jennifer has been the light at the end of my dark tunnel! With her help, I learned how to incorporate healthy whole gluten-free foods into my diet to replace all the unhealthy ones I’d been eating. This meant learning to read food labels and, most importantly, choosing vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins that are best suited for my individual needs. Now I cook more than I ever have in the past and enjoy the challenge of new recipes & cooking methods.

Jennifer Fugo is compassionate, knowledgeable and incredibly sensitive to my individual needs. She communicates and teaches in a way that is understandable… breaking down each step in a brilliant way. Jennifer has truly changed my life and I am so very grateful for her in every way!!”

Marianne G
Pre-First Grade Teacher, Lafayette Hill, PA

Jennifer’s book is one of the most thorough and informative guides to gluten-free shopping I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading! Not only does she include tips for stocking your kitchen, saving money at the store and information about essential kitchen tools, but she also dishes out ideas for storing food (container options, freezing vegetables, etc.) and planning meals. Plus, the recipes included are delicious and doable for even the most “un-cooks” out there! Creamy asparagus soup, spicy sweet potato wedges, quick apple crisp — sign me up! This book is an absolute must for anyone who is seeking a more delicious, well-planned and budget-friendly gluten-free lifestyle!

Amazon Reviewer

I’ve been living gluten free for over 4 years and still learned a ton from this book! It really breaks down why the diet can be so expensive and what you need to know in order to eat a healthy diet without spending so much extra money. The sections that detail how to prepare foods and veggies for storing and freezing is something I’ll refer back to again and again. I waste so much less food now that I follow these methods and my freezer is always stocked with healthy foods I can eat. But my favorite part is the meal planning and recipes that are provided. I know from experience that when you don’t plan ahead, you are more likely to grab expensive, unhealthy “gluten-free” convenience foods. Having step by step instructions on how to plan meals, with recipes to go along with it means I’m prepared and the food experience is less overwhelming and more enjoyable. You have to try the Baked Mediterranean Eggs, Brown Rice Porridge and Red Lentil Soup, those have become regulars for us now. Overall this is a very useful book, even if you don’t eat Gluten Free.

Amazon Reviewer

This book has been a wonderful help for me. Many nights I struggle with what’s for dinner am too tired to begin to figure out what to cook. My favorite part of the book is the help with meal planning for the week! My week has run so much smoother now that I have things planned and am only cooking 2-3 times a week! The recipes in the book are wonderful and I’m not even tempted by the GF convenience foods that I was coming to rely heavily upon. Finally I feel sanity creeping back into my life. Thank you Jennifer!

Melissa Lonnergan
Amazon Reviewer

The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper is a great tool to help people stay compliant to their diet. Compliance is a big issue for my clients because of time and cost. This book is a practical, no-nonsense way to approach buying, storing and cooking food that highlights many of simple ways to reduce how much you spend at the grocery store.

Bryan Toder
Amazon Reviewer

Eating healthy seems to be such an expensive lifestyle and Jennifer’s book is fantastic in showing affordable ways to do so. She provides so many options and tips for which foods to purchase, storage options, how to cook everything, and also delicious recipes. Whether you need to eat gluten-free or are just trying to adopt a healthier diet, The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper is a must read!

Christina Daves
Amazon Reviewer

This book has it all…it’s stockpiled with up-to-date nutritional information on healthy eating. It is extremely well written, easy to read,and even enjoyable to read! And offers so much more than recipes and information most of us already know about eating gluten-free. At this time in my life, I do not have a health issue that requires me to eat gluten-free, but I am aware of how much healthier it is. So, I am choosing to live more cleanly, and the information in this book allows me to access many choices. It also offers many tips and tricks that are simple and cost-effective. And I’ve tried a number of the recipes included in the book, and to my surprise and delight, they are not only easy and quick to prepare, but delicious and affordable as well,

Karen Chiarini
Amazon Reviewer