Meet Our Team

Parent Contributors

Dawn Martenz

In 2007 Dawn’s life was was changed forever when her daughter, Charlotte received a definitive diagnosis of Dravet’s Syndrome and her infant son, JT was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s Disease within the same week. In 2010, Charlotte began treatment with the ketogenic diet and experienced her first seizure free day in over 5 years.   Enduring these trials has inspired her to reach out to as many families as possible, helping them understand how to incorporate ketogenic cooking into their everyday lives.  Dawn is co-author of “The Keto Cookbook” and has since  heard from many families whose lives have been touched by the ketogenic diet.  Dawn has now created ketocook.com as a resource for “parents helping parents” find ideas and inspiration for ketogenic meals.  Please e-mail Dawn at ketocookmail@gmail.com if you would like to become a recipe contributor or even just submit a few of your favorites!

Tiffany Kim

Tiffany started making keto meals for her daughter Clara in 2010, after Clara’s diagnosis with Infantile Spasms.  While tough at times, managing between the strict requirements of the diet, Clara’s very sophisticated sense of taste, an older daughter whose overwhelming enthusiasm to help is only rivaled by her ability to make a much bigger mess in the process, and a dog who is determined to eat Clara’s leftovers to the detriment of her own waistline, Tiffany is grateful that her hands are being used to heal Clara.  Tiffany hopes this website would be especially helpful to those working or single moms who do not have the time to design and try out new meals.  You can e-mail Tiffany at  keto.tiffany@gmail.com  if you have any questions or ideas that you would like to share with her. Bon appetit to all the keto kids in the world!

Keto Dietitians

Beth Zupec-Kania

Beth Zupec-Kania is a clinical nutritionist in the United States who has dedicated her practice to diet therapies for brain disorders. In 2002 she developed KetoCalculator, a web-based program for calculating ketoegnic diets. Beth has trained over 100 hospitals in 8 countries and has authored many publications regarding diet therapies for epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

Laura Cramp

Laura is a pediatric dietitian in Washington, DC.  The coordinates the Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy Program for Children’s National Medical Center and is deeply passionate about the work that she does and the children she cares for.  She is the co-author of “The Keto Cookbook”, along with Dawn.

Read about why ketocook.com was created

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6 Comments on “Meet Our Team”

  1. April 4, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    My 9-year-old daughter, Autumn ,loves spending time browsing this website and trying the recipes that are listed. You guys are all awesome!

  2. Cynthia Anderson
    December 15, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    I am not sure what a MAD recipe is, but we have been using a software program that we enter the food in, to get the right ration (ketocalculator). It’s a pain in the butt, but that way it shows how many grams of fat. 400 Calories is a good number for us, but we are using a lower ratio cuz it seems that as long as his blood ketones are around 1.4 he doesn’t have seizures. Smiles. I think I will get the book just because it looks awesome and I can modify things to his ratio – and the pictures are pretty 🙂

    • December 15, 2012 at 6:53 am #

      MAD stands for Modified Atkins Diet, which would be around your ratio of 1.5:1. The recipes in the book are all the way up at 4:1 and will include nearly 3.5 times MORE fat than what you are already calculating! I really am not trying to dissuade you from buying the book, I just wanted you to understand what you are getting. You are very lucky to be able to have seizure control with the low ratio, I hope that you never have to go to the higher ratios!

  3. Cynthia Anderson
    December 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    I never knew about this cookbook or this site. I am really excited. We (meaning my 11 year old son) have been on the diet for 6 years. 1.5:1 ratio at this point – I am excited to order the cookbook. Question – I see the recipes posted show the carbs and protein – does the book recipes show the fats also?

    • December 15, 2012 at 4:36 am #

      If you are doing MAD recipes, I would not buy the book just to be honest! All the recipes are 4:1 ratio and about 400 calories. It does however include the carb and protein. I am making an effort to post low ratio recipes, so hopefully those will be helpful for you!

  4. Sassy Betts
    September 9, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    All I want to say is you ladies have made this keto life soooo doable and I thank you so much. I love your recipes — they are so good and I always know I can look in the book or at the site, put it thru the calculator and I have a great meal for my 14 y/o boy. God bless you all!–Sassy Betts

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