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About Jennifer Fugo

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CHC is a functional clinical nutritionist and the founder of Gluten Free School where gluten-sensitive women discover simple, savvy and empowering steps to get back to feeling healthy.

Named a “Gluten Free Guru” by Philadelphia Magazine, she created the “Gluten-Free Sugar Cleanse” to empowers gluten-free women to practically kick sugar to improve digestion, energy and brain function, clear up skin issues, and even lose weight and inflammation.

Jennifer is a sought-after expert who has been featured on Doctor Oz, Yahoo! News, eHow, CNN, Paleo Magazine, Livestrong, Cosmopolitan, Food Solutions Magazine, Huffington Post, and Philadelphia 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!

As Seen On

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

Guest Posts & Published Articles


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!

DanWriter, 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 FrisbeeWellness Blogger

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 SteinFounder, 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 PAFinancial 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. Terryco-founder of NibMor Chocolates

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-KarasikAuthor & recipe creator at The G-Spot

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!

CarolineAmazon 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.

GracieAmazon 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 LonnerganAmazon 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 ToderAmazon 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 DavesAmazon 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 ChiariniAmazon Reviewer

Jennifer lays it all out for all of us in this book. This is extremely helpful for folks who don’t know a thing about storing food or cooking or who are new to gluten free and want to learn about the different grains and products out there. It’s also helpful for those of us who do know how to cook but need to learn more. I always have some vegetable that goes bad because I don’t store it properly so it’s really cool to learn how to do all that. Plus the recipes are helpful in creating your own meal plan (which she talks about as well). She isn’t all judge-y about eating organic only and understands that not everyone can afford it. She has many tips spread out throughout the book from bargaining shopping to meal planning. This book is definitely worth the read (and the money). By the way, the companion guide (free; info inside the book) that you can download with this book is so freaking helpful as well. Love this book!

JanieAmazon Reviewer

Jennifer has packed so much amazing and helpful information into her book. She gives great tips on healthy eating and saving money doing it. The Easy Guacamole is so delicious, you won’t be able to stop eating it and the Roasted Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish! I can’t wait to try more of her recipes! If you want some sound advice and great information about living gluten-free then you need to order this book immediately.

Susan BosticAmazon Reviewer

Awesome book… Jennifer is very sweet and knowledgeable… her website is also great too… and wonderful person to speak with.. a lifesaver… would love to take her cooking class

Marie StopaAmazon Reviewer

As a Registered Nurse and Holistic Lifestyle & Wellness Coach I am thrilled to recommend Jennifer Hugo’s book to my clients. I personally must be gluten-free due to three autoimmune diseases including Celiac and I remember the day my doctor told me I had to go gluten free for my health and recall how overwhelmed I was. It seemed impossible expensive and limiting. But with Jennifer’s very concise and easy to read book it is easy and enjoyable plus Jennifer makes it motivating to want to follow. Also the fact Jennifer shows her reader how to save a lot of money is a true blessing. I look forward to implementing many of her tips myself!

Shannon GarrettAmazon Reviewer

This book is a fabulous resource for any Gluten Free person. Jennifer covers so many topics and has amazing tips. If you are looking for a way to help navigate living Gluten Free without busting your budget this is the book for you. I learned so much from this book!

PamAmazon Reviewer

Gluten has been keeping me swollen and sore for years. No more! Thank you Jennifer for this fantastic resource.

J. MooreAmazon Reviewer