Comments: Vanessa is amazing! She is creative, passionate, and truly desires to help others by sharing her experiences, recipes and knowledge. I know many people, including myself, that have benefitted from following Vanessa's blog. This is something that is very important to her and she is completely dedicated and genuine in her efforts to improve the health and lifestyle of others. She deserves this award!!
Comments: Vanessa is the only person I know who has turned around the lives of a group of people that thought they couldn't enjoy good food with their condition. She's made thousands of people happier and more healthy - that is admirable.
I've never met Vanessa in person, and I've only spoken with her once, but she has an energy that is quite unmatched in most people of our generation. From her print to her broadcast journalistic exploits, she commands attention to very serious health issues that affect so many people in today's world, like celiac disease. She gets an A+ in my book for not treating sensitivities as sensitive subjects, but rather for infusing her fun-loving personality into embracing a lifestyle that so many of us must lead without choice.
Comments: For several years, Vanessa has been leading the effort to spread Celiac and Gluten-free awareness and encourage restraunts to train servers and chefs to better understand and be able to address our needs.