Author & Blogger, Free-From.com
Lucy Nixon is the editor at www.free-from.com, and author of Raising Your Coeliac Child. Her 22-year-old daughter was diagnosed with coeliac disease aged 1, so the family have all been dealing with the gluten free diet for over 20 years—and have survived everything from school dinners and childhood birthday parties to Guide camps, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, student life and travelling abroad.
Twenty years ago there wasn’t much support for parents of coeliac children, so Lucy set up and ran a support group for local coeliac children as part of the Cheshire Coeliac UK group. In 2006 she set up free-from.com to continue to share what she learns about living gluten free. More recently, she’s served on the judging panel for the Free From Food Awards and for the Free From Eating Out Awards, and spoken at the Allergy & Free From Fair (Liverpool).