Dr. Monica Applewhite is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina but grew up in Texas, where she attended college and earned a Master’s of Science and Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work and currently resides. Living in Austin, Texas with her family of 2 children, her husband of 20 years, and a large menagerie of animals, including a city-dweller’s honey bee hive.

With her family’s range of food sensitivities, Monica has had to properly plan meals for four that reduce the food sensitivities and prevent creating new ones. Over the past three years, she has immersed herself in understanding the relationship between food and chronic illness and how to satisfy dietary restrictions while creating appealing and nutritious meals for her family. During this time, she has developed a passion for helping those who are new to the world of food sensitivities and may feel overwhelmed at the start of a major diet change. Monica has developed a system for managing a rotation diet while working full time and traveling once or twice per month. She hopes to help families who need to make school lunches without soy, bread, cheese, or eggs.