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Meet Sharon, Founder of The Helpful GF


Hi, I’m Sharon McCaskill, RDN and I’m so happy that you are here! 

Welcome to The Helpful GF where I share my family’s gluten-free journey with you. 

Here you’ll find up-to-date information on:

  • eating gluten free (including tried & true recipes)
  • reviews & taste tests of gluten-free products
  • guides for eating out gluten-free
  • gluten-free travel guides
  • and general resources for living gluten-free.

My husband, Tyler, was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 1997 (back when you could really only get gluten-free food from a mail-order catalog and it pretty much tasted like cardboard…. or maybe sand?). 

When we married, I had to learn what in the world this whole gluten-free thing was. 

So–I totally understand how stressful this switch to gluten-free can be…

But I also know that living gluten-free can be SO life-giving as you let go of the terrible symptoms that come when getting glutened. ugh.

In these past years, I’ve had opportunity to share what I’ve learned with others who needed to switch to gluten-free, and I’m so excited to be able to share it with you. 

Sharon’s Credentials

Not only do I have over 12 years of lived experience with shopping, cooking, and traveling gluten free, but I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  

I’m also a Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Hudson Valley Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (HVAND) and received the HVAND graduate student scholarship for 2022-2023 for academic performance and community nutrition impact.

I’m also ServSafe Manager certified.


I’ve had recipes and expertise featured with: ApartmentTherapy, Eat This Not That, Parade, Edible Arrangements, MSN, BeyondCeliac, New York School Nutrition Association and more!

Are you a brand or site wanting to partner with me?

Contact me at sharon {at} thehelpfulgf {dot} com

Other Contributors

In addition to Sharon, two other writers help create up-to-date content for The Helpful GF. All content published on The Helpful GF, even if published by other authors, is researched, edited, and approved for accuracy by Sharon McCaskill, RDN.

Cassidy LaMarsh

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Cassidy is an experienced blog writer and researcher. With a strong interest in special diets, she loves helping people on a gluten free diet navigate the confusion of gluten free living and sort through endless misinformation.

When she’s not busy researching and writing, you’ll find her at the hockey rink, on the sidelines of a cheerleading competition, or playing board games with her husband and two kids.

JoAnne Mazurat-Orlesky

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Jo-Anne became interested in gluten-free living when her nephew was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and loves being able to provide gluten-free options for him that still taste good at family gatherings.

She also runs a Virtual Assistant agency with her sister called Two Virtual Savvy Sisters.

Thanks for trusting The Helpful GF with your gluten free adventure!  I can’t wait to learn more about you and your gluten-free story–comment below and share it with us!

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