Kathy Smart is a multi-award winning health expert, a diagnosed Celiac, and known as Canada’s leading gluten-free expert. She is the award recipient of the 2012 Orleans Health and Wellness Expo’s Leadership in Wellness “Eat Right Award.” She is also the award recipient of the Ontario government’s 2012 “The Leading Women’s Award” for her gluten-free work. As the host and chef of the world’s first gluten-free and vegetarian TV show ‘Live The Smart Way’ on Rogers TV, as well as author of the Bestseller, Live the Smart Way Gluten-Free Cookbook, the title holds strong. Her cookbook is available internationally through Amazon, Chapters, Costco, Indigo, and anywhere cookbooks are sold. Kathy also appears as a TV chef and nutritionist regularly on CTV, CBC TV, Rogers TV and CBC radio, where she teaches, motivates and inspires others to live smarter by providing healthy recipes and healthy living tips, specific for the gluten-free lifestyle. Kathy excels at public speaking, menu specialization, recipe development and recipe modifications, including gluten-free, wheat- free, dairy-free and vegetarian/vegan options. She has designed recipes and menus for retail, and for various restaurants and catering companies interested in gluten-free and vegan options. Her planning considers special needs including age, disease, gender, and heredity. Kathy has designed thousands of personalized programs for clients with diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease and food allergies. As a celiac herself, she fully understands the needs and tastes of going gluten-free.
Kathy is a registered nutritional consultant with the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners, a Registered Sports Nutrition Advisor, a Holistic Teaching Chef with the Holistic Cooking Academy of Canada, a Registered Personal Fitness Trainer with the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals, and holds her certificate of Plant Nutrition from eCornell, a subsidiary of Cornell University.
With over 16 years of experience in the health and fitness sectors, Kathy provides nutritional consultation to clients, specializing in gluten-free and vegetarian options. She is a nutritional consultant with Designed Food Systems Inc., where she develops specialty menus and recipe testing for commercial clients, and she is a teaching chef for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, where she teaches cooking classes focused on specialty diets and healthy living. In addition, Kathy has a private nutritional practice in Ottawa specializing in gluten-free and vegetarian diets.