The Nourishing Hope team are dedicated professionals who have come together to proactively help children and families who are living with autism. We believe that in order to bring about change in the health of these children, it is imperative to effectively apply autism diet, nutrition and supplementation principles. We are at the forefront of nutrition intervention science and bring that information directly to you through our one-on-one practice and information exchange through our published work, web site, public events, newsletter and facebook group.

Julie Matthews

Nourishing Hope is led by one of the leading autism nutrition professionals in the world, Julie Matthews. She is recognized by families and practitioners as a top Certified Nutrition Consultant and autism nutrition specialist. We reach out to the best autism MDs, wellness professionals, feeding specialists, nutritionists, professional chefs, autism organizations and other nutrition-focused entities in order to bring families the best resources to support healing for your children. CLICK to Julie’s Bio.

Martin Matthews

Co-founder & Director

As Julie’s husband and partner for 20 years, Martin guides Nourishing Hope in business operations, global development, and advocacy; connecting professionals and families with our knowledge and resources. Martin’s background in organizational psychology, business, and personal development compliments Julie’s nutrition expertise and passion to affect positive change.


has helped Nourishing Hope become a leading global autism diet and nutrition resource.  He works daily to bring together parents, professionals and resources that allow for hope for autism recovery. He understands that hope is that catalyst for action, that “better” is always possible, and believes that children on the spectrum deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. He is well respected by national autism organizations, fellow wellness professionals and parents in the autism community. Martin networks with autism programs in the US and abroad. Martin can be reached at [email protected]