Cynthia Kupper’s Bio
Cynthia Kupper, who herself has been diagnosed with celiac disease, is a Registered Dietician and recognized expert on celiac disease, gluten-related disorders, and the gluten-free diet.
Cynthia is the Executive Director of the national nonprofit organization the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG). GIG works to help those with gluten-related disorders live full, healthy and productive lives, and is the leader in patient and professional support nationally through outreach programs and services.
Through GIG, Cynthia has launched three successful food industry-related programs: the Gluten-Free Restauant Awareness Program, the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, and the Gluten-Free Food Service Accreditation. These programs were created to allow consumers a higher level of confidence in dining out and shopping for gluten-free products, and they establish best practices for policies, procedures, training and monitoring within gluten-free food production.
Cynthia has been an invited expert speaker on the NIH Celiac Consensus Panel, Health Canada/FARRP testing meetings, and for the FDA. For the last 5 years she has led the American Dietetic Association’s Evidence Analysis Team on Celiac Disease in developing management guidelines for dietitians treating individuals with celiac disease, and she now is part of the team creating tool kits for dietitians. She is a national speaker for patients, health care professionals and the food industry. Her publications include numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, a continuing education manual for dietitians, and numerous patient education materials.