Welcome to Gluten Free Athletes!

I am a dietitian, athlete, and swim coach who has celiac disease.

I am a celiac specialized dietitian determined to advocate for all members of the gluten-free community: those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or those prescribed a gluten-free diet for other medical conditions. This page is dedicated to you and your gluten-free needs so that you can continue to live a healthy, active, gluten-free life. 

As a celiac and former division 1 swimmer with over half a decade of lived gluten-free experience I know firsthand how difficult maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle can be. And, unfortunately, I know how defeating and painful it can feel to be glutened! 

I am here to educate and empower you to become a more confident gluten-free eater. To have fewer sick days, less time spent confused by label reading, and gain confidence in fueling for life.

I believe gluten-free athletes of all ages and abilities deserve the opportunity to compete,  thrive, and get outside!

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Meet Katie Seaton, RD, LD

I am a gluten-free registered dietitian, leader, speaker, and writer.

  • Industry Leader: Awarded 2022 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for the State of Hawaiʻi
  • Business Owner: Nourish to Shine, LLC provides medical nutrition therapy to active individuals with gastrointestinal issues and/or disordered eating.
  • Bachelors of Science in Dietetics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Post undergraduate internship, Iowa State University
  • Swim Coach with 10+ years of experience!
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Why should you trust Gluten-Free Athletes?

All posts and recipes on this blog are written, tested, and analyzed by Katie Seaton who is a Registered Dietitian (RD). To achieve the RD credential, Katie had to complete a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited dietetics program, complete 1,200 hours of supervised practice, and pass the national RD registration exam. Maintaining this credential requires 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years. Unlike the term “nutritionist”, the use of the RD credential is legally protected. Katie is an active member and leader within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  More information on the RD credential and the Academy can be found here.

All posts and recipes will be based on the best scientific research or databases available.  However, everyone may have different gluten-free needs or other food sensitivities.  All recipes have been personally tested by Katie (and foodie friends) for taste, reproducibility, and acceptance.