About Gretchen

Gretchen Scalpi works to promote good nutrition and wellness as an entrepreneur, author, health and wellness coach, consultant and speaker.  Gretchen is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator.  She is also a Certified LEAP Therapist (Lifestyle Eating and Performance), specializing in the clinical management of food sensitivities and related conditions.  Gretchen is a featured diabetes expert on Everyday Health for the Type Two Diabetes topic.

Gretchen received a BS in Human Nutrition and Food Service Management from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY. She worked as Chief Clinical Dietitian in an area hospital for 25 years, and has taught nutrition and food services courses in two area community colleges.

Gretchen opened her health and wellness coaching and private nutrition practice in 2002 and has expanded to two office locations in New York.  She has worked with hundreds of clients in Dutchess and Orange Counties. Gretchen’s practice provides individual nutritional counseling, health and wellness coaching  in the areas of diabetes, weight management, food sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, and general wellness.

Gretchen is the author and creator of “The EVERYTHING Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes 2nd Ed.“, “The EVERYTHING Diabetes Cookbook 2nd Ed.“, “Virtual Grocery Store Tour: Getting The Most Nutrition Out Of Your Food Shopping“, “Pre-Diabetes: Your Second Chance At Health“, “The Quick Start Guide to Healthy Eating“, “The Quick Start Guide To Pre-Diabetes” and “Quick Start Recipes For Healthy Meals“.

What makes a Nutrition Expert…

Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who have met specific criteria to earn the RD credential:

* Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for the American Dietetic Association.
* Completed an accredited supervised practice program or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies.
* Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
* Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

Gretchen is a member of:

American Dietetic Association
Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
American Association of Diabetes Educators
New York State Dietetic Association
Mid-Hudson Dietetic Association

Gretchen A Scalpi is listed at AllTherapist.com


“My first reaction to being diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes was pure, unadulterated fear! I had far too many friends and relatives who were victims to the disease with lost digits, dialysis, even blindness. In my panic, I started on oral medication and followed a restrictive, low-calorie, completely carbohydrate-free diet to lose weight and get my blood sugar under control. The result was less than spectacular, on both counts – my numbers were still fairly high and I wasn’t really losing weight. My doctor recommended that I make an appointment with Gretchen Scalpi, a Certified Diabetes Educator. Gretchen helped me to understand why my starvation diet wasn’t working; in fact, I could actually lose weight by eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly! Now, more than one year later, I have lost nearly fifty pounds and my blood sugars are close to normal levels. The endocrinologist has now halved the dosage of my oral medication and, if I can continue to lose weight while maintaining my current numbers, he may discontinue the medication completely. Gretchen’s support and guidance were critical to me in gaining control of my health. I strongly recommend her to anyone who has questions about diet, exercise or diabetes.”

- Anna T., Cornwall, NY


“My pre-diabetes numbers came way down at last test thanks to your help.”

- Arlene S.


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