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Dee McCaffrey’s passion lies in teaching others how to shop, cook, and eat healthfully, while serving as a role model and inspiration for sustainable weight loss and healthy living.  Woven throughout her books, videos, seminars, cooking classes, and food products, is a personal message of hope, empowerment, and courage for making lasting lifestyle changes.

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Dee earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Chemistry from San Jose State University.  During her 19-year career as an organic analytical chemist, she moved up the industry ladder from bench chemist to laboratory supervisor to ultimately managing the entire quality assurance program for one of the nation’s leading environmental testing laboratories.
 
During the years in which she practiced chemistry, Dee became intimately familiar with the chemical names and toxic properties of the majority of common environmental pollutants, particularly those used in and on America’s food supply.  She made the connection that pesticides, preservatives, flavorings, colorings, and refined carbohydrates affect body chemistry in such a way that balanced health is difficult to sustain.  It was this understanding that led to a dramatic transformation in her life—she overcame a decades long battle with obesity by eliminating processed foods from her diet.  The result was a 100-pound weight loss, which she has sustained for twenty years.  During and after her weight loss, Dee spent countless hours reading nutrition books—educating herself on the most effective and balanced path to optimal health. She also spent a great deal of time in the kitchen creating healthier versions of her favorite comfort foods. During this time, Dee discovered a passion for helping others turn to nutrition as a means to better health.

In 2000, she returned to the classroom to become formally trained as a diet counselor and nutrition educator at Bauman College.  The curriculum she studied focused on nutritional therapies for achieving optimal health, and on health-supportive cooking, which is based on preparing balanced meals using high-quality ingredients that are whole, natural (as opposed to man-made), unprocessed or minimally processed, fresh, in-season, and organic whenever possible.
 
Since earning her certification in nutrition and diet counseling, Dee has become a trailblazer, coining the term “processed-free” to describe her nutrition philosophy of moving away from processed foods to eating foods in their closest-to-natural form.  Her private nutrition counseling practice specializes in personalized diet counseling to help clients find the right nutritional balance for their health goals and lifestyle. 

Her books Plan-D: The Amazing Anti-Diet That Will Change Your Life Forever and the accompanying Plan-D Cookbook: Flourless and Sugarless Cuisine have sold in the U.S., Canada, and overseas, helping thousands of people to change their approach to food, eating and balanced health. Her latest book The Science of Skinny; Start Understanding Your Body's Chemistry and Stop Dieting Forever (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2012), is currently available in bookstores and online.  Her next book The Science of Skinny Cookbook (Da Capo Lifelong Books) will be released in July 2014.

She frequently conducts nutrition lectures and cooking classes at numerous bookstores and natural food markets, including Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts Farmers Market and Natural Grocer. As a sought after nutrition and weight loss expert, Woman’s World magazine has quoted Dee’s advice in several of their articles on healthy food products and cooking. Dee’s weight loss story, books, and recipes have been featured in local and national print, including Quick and Simple Magazine and Obesity Help Magazine. Dee has appears on numerous TV and radio shows throughout the U.S. and Canada, including The Doctors, Better TV, and The Dr. Steve Show.

Dee ran the Culinary World and was the featured expert at the annual American Diabetes Association Expo/Phoenix, one of the largest diabetes programs in the country, for three consecutive years from 2008 to 2010.   Each year, Dee educated thousands of audience members throughout the day with her fabulous recipes, cooking tips, and extensive nutrition knowledge focused on diabetes management and prevention.  She has also been a featured speaker at the Arizona Children’s Obesity Conference, The Mogollon Health Alliance Women’s Wellness Forum and the National Library of Traditional Medicine Conference.

Dee and her husband Michael McCaffrey are the founders of Processed-Free America, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthful education in nutrition, cooking, and implementing lifestyle changes for weight loss and optimal health.  To see Dee's top 20 food additives which should be banned from our food supply, and to sign her petition to make that case to the FDA, click here.

Dee is an adjunct faculty member in the nutrition department at The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona, and is a professional member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.

Radio, television, print, and online media personnel that wish to schedule an interview with Dee are to call 602-510-3404 or email media@processedfreeamerica.org.

 

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