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-Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Health & Wellness Coach.  Gretchen is the author of several books on the topic of diabetes and pre-diabetes, and has been a featured diabetes expert on Everyday Health.

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 for area community colleges.

Gretchen opened her health and wellness coaching and private nutrition practice in 2002.  She has worked with hundreds of clients and now works with clients via telephone or secure video conferencing.  Gretchen’s nutrition and wellness coaching specializes in the areas of diabetes, weight management, food sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, and general wellness.

Gretchen provides lectures and workshops on a variety of nutrition topics to corporate, educational, and community groups. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the New York State Dietetic Association.

To purchase more products by Gretchen you can visit her website or Amazon.com.

Gretchen is a member of:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
American Association of Diabetes Educators
New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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

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