Tell All Tuesday Featured Blogger-Jennifer Fugo of Gluten Free School!

jen_fugo3smPlease tell everyone a little about yourself.
 
I love sharing the truth about the gluten-free lifestyle that’s not always pretty or sexy, but helps people figure out why gluten-free isn’t working for them.  Investigations?  I’m all over it.  Controversy?  Yes please!  
 
Basically, I’m a gluten-free health coach and speaker.  Teaching and sharing what I learn (because I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge) is my passion and I’m blessed to have found a community just waiting for whatever I uncover!
 
Please tell me about your gluten-free blog.
 
Gluten Free School is a site dedicated to teaching gluten-free folks how they can make the GF diet healthy, simple and commonsense.  We offer tons of great, practical and useable information, recipes, interviews and courses.  I also make a point to constantly expose my audience to new experts who might not get heard in the GF world, but still have incredibly powerful information or research that will benefit us.  I love to connect people with answers to their burning health and food questions.
 
How long have you been blogging?
 
I’ve been blogging at Gluten Free School since 2011.
 
Why did you start a gluten-free blog?
 
As I said… I love to teach and share what I learn.  When I went gluten-free in 2008, there weren’t that many resources out there.  Though there are tons now, very few focus on health and the steps necessary to make the transition possible.  I wanted to use the online space to reach people who were both lucky enough to live in a city as well as those living in a rural area far from any support groups.  Because of this, I can now say that I have an international following along with clients from all over the world.
 
What makes your blog different than anyone else’s?
 
The majority of sites are geared toward unhealthy recipes and ultimately selling more gluten-free products that don’t necessarily support a healthy lifestyle.  Gluten Free School fills that void with great content, easy recipes, online courses and more to make your life easier!
 
I’ve purposely chosen to keep my site free of advertising so that I never have to tailor my content to appease a sponsor and I can be as honest as possible.  It’s part of my own journey living gluten-free since 2008 that has helped me most feel connected to other GF folks out there.
 
What would you like to see with your gluten-free blog in the future?
 
I’d love to have more experts in the gluten-free world who focus on healthy living writing at the site and sharing their passion.  I’d also like to offer more courses and materials on healthy gluten-free living which are currently in the works.
 
What do you love about gluten-free blogging most?
 
I’m sharing my real experience of living gluten-free with the world.  People want to know how to live this way without losing their joy or their sanity?  Welcome to my world.  I come from an Italian family and was a former bread and pasta addict and I’m living and thriving proof that it is possible to do this.  
 
Do you do giveaways? If so, what was your favorite giveaway?
 
I do giveaways which are carefully vetted to make sure they meet my strict healthy guidelines.  You have to be registered for my free weekly updates to see what we have available at the beginning of each month.  And as for my favorite?  I definitely love Kevita beverages as well as Herbal Water.

Tell me some of your favorite gluten-free blogs that you read.
 
I definitely check out www.glutendude.com and www.glutenaway.com.  I really enjoy Gluten Dude’s and Taylor’s approach and honesty.  They are walking the walk and are incredibly transparent and real.  
 
How can people find you?
 
For Gluten-Free Sugar Addicts, check out: http://www.glutenfreesugarcleanse.com
 

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