Tagged with getting started

Hesitations & Hurdles: Embarking on a New Endeavor

Mary Shulman is the founder and executive vice president of marketing for Snikiddy, the line of all-natural snacks made from simple, wholesome, real-food ingredients.  Mary started Snikiddy in 2007 with her mother, Janet Owings, and has created a line of leading snacks that pair nutrition with great taste the whole family can enjoy!  Snikiddy’s family … Continue reading

Listening to Your Inner Truth

By Mary Waldner, Founder of Mary’s Gone Crackers As founder and chairman of Mary’s Gone Crackers, Mary Waldner leads product development and brand strategy for the company. Inspired by her own struggles with celiac disease, Waldner created Mary’s Gone Crackers to provide a delicious gluten-free snack option for consumers.  Her handcrafted cracker recipe became a … Continue reading

Chapter 2: Our First Fundraiser

Every non-profit organization seems to have a “signature” event. After starting the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), I realized that I needed to figure out what NFCA’s main event would be. I called upon my right hand woman, Nancy Ginter, and we had the bright idea that we should hold a healthy event… a … Continue reading

The Gluten-Free RD: Rachel Begun

Rachel Begun, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and accomplished food and nutrition communications professional. She is a member of NFCA’s Scientific/Medical Advisory Board and an expert for NFCA’s Ask the Registered Dietitian. Learn more at The Gluten-Free RD. July 2000: Simultaneously completing my graduate degree in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and … Continue reading

Sweet Freedom Bakery: Heather Esposito

Sweet Freedom Bakery is a gluten-free, vegan and allergy-friendly bakery based in Philadelphia. Co-owner Heather Esposito shared the story of she and Allison Lubert brought a dream to life. Imagine you are gluten-intolerant, pre-diabetic and lactose intolerant with an intense sweet tooth and want to eat a piece of cake. What would you do?  Well, … Continue reading

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Did you ever wake up one morning and think, I am going to change my life. I want it to be more meaningful?   Well, that happened to me in 2003. And, I began my journey. Let me rewind a minute.  My mother died from pancreatic cancer when I was 20 years old. My father died … Continue reading

What’s With the Pantyhose?

You’re probably wondering what inspired my blog title. Well, when I started my organization, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, there were quite a few times that I found myself ‘winging it.’ Office? I’d cram into a cubicle in another company’s office space. Employees? I’d ask my friends to help until I could hire someone … Continue reading