Teri Gruss, MS, M.S.

  • Freelance writer with an interest in gluten-free cooking
  • Founding member of the American Nutrition Association and member of the American College of Nutrition and the Association of Food Journalists
  • Holds a Masters degree in Human Nutrition


Teri Gruss, M.S., is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles and recipes for six years. Teri emphasizes that eating gluten-free is ultimately about getting healthy with a balanced diet, complete with an abundance of vegetables, healthy fats and proteins.

She was a founding member and moderator of a nutrition forum for healthcare professionals and students that has since evolved into the American Nutrition Association. She is a member of the American College of Nutrition and the Association of Food Journalists.

She cooks for her food-loving family, including her husband, the author of a non-profit wetlands habitat conservation cookbook, her oldest son, a chef and graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and her youngest son, an accomplished, gluten-free, health-oriented home cook. They are her biggest gluten-free food critics.


Teri Gruss holds a Master of Human Nutrition degree from the University of Bridgeport, CT. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design and minors in Journalism and Business Administration from MSU.

Awards and Publications


Expertise: Nutrition, Gluten Free Cooking

About The Spruce

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