Jeanne Tiberio grew up in Beverly Massachusetts, where she discovered her love of cooking while helping her mother in the kitchen. During her college years, one of her nutrition professors lectured on the benefits of lower meat consumption for both health and environmental reasons. She was moved by this and pursued specialties in food science and nutrition.
Jeanne has a BS degree from the University of New Hampshire in Nutritional Biochemistry and an MS degree from Cornell in Food Science/Nutrition. She became a Registered Dietitian in 1986, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In 2009, She became a Certified Health and Wellness Coach.
Jeanne has worked in the areas of food safety, eating disorders, cardiac nutrition, diabetes education, and preventative nutrition counseling. In 2016, Jeanne started a podcast called “Healing Outside the Box”, available on itunes and many podcast apps.
Jeanne was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy in 1982 and later tested positive for Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy. She continued to write using dictation software. During her nutrition counseling years, Jeanne self-published a diet manual for new vegetarians. Her cookbook “Vegetarian Homestyle Cooking” was later published by Appletree Press in 1998. She published a kindle e-book called “Green on the Inside”, with 30 stories and related recipes. In 2023, Jeanne self-published her memoir called “Helpers Anonymous” about her experiences living with her caregivers.
Jeanne resides in historic Salem, Massachusetts.