We’re here to help you get back to a healthy place with all foods.
What is a Dietitian?
Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts. Dietitians can help you navigate physical and emotional discomfort around beginning to adequately nourish your body, ensure you’re consuming adequate nutrients based on your specific needs, help you challenge fears and anxieties around food, and navigate the body image struggles that often come along with eating disorder recovery.
Dietitians are trained to evaluate current nutrition status and assess what changes need to be made in order to help you achieve authentic health. We can also help manage complex medical issues and balance any food allergies while meeting nutrition needs. Our approach includes balancing nourishment and pleasure when it comes to food. We look at everything from current intake, eating environment, access to food and gastrointestinal complications to emotions involved in the eating process.
The RD designation is a national legally protected title. The RD is a voluntary professional credential granted to an individual who meets the rigorous qualifications established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), which is the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
A registered dietitian nutritionist is the food and nutrition expert who has completed at least a four year degree, a 1200 hour internship and passed a rigorous national credentialing exam. Trust a dietitian to provide you evidence-based nutrition education for a variety of nutrition related concerns. No other medical or mental health professional completes the rigorous nutrition education to be a reliable source of nutrition information and may cause harm.
How Do Dietitians Help In Eating Disorder Recovery?
Dietitians focus on physical and nutritional restoration, restoring healthy body weight, normalizing food habits, expanding food choices, changing attitudes and beliefs, and correcting misguided notions about eating, food, body size and shape.
Dietitians also collaborate with other members of the care team on lab values, medication interactions, weight issues as they related to the physical complications of the eating disorder, as well as changing food attitudes and
beliefs, body image issues, and food‐related behavior triggers. Additionally, dietitians can also work with the patient’s family to collaborate on meal planning and establishing a supportive environment to promote weight
restoration and a decrease in eating disorder behaviors within the family dynamics.
Individual Nutrition Therapy
We’ll take the time to get to know you, your habits around food and movement, and then come up with a plan to help you live your best life.
Teen Group (Virtual)
Chelsea runs a teen group that is held via Zoom every other Monday at 6:30 pm (Central). Email us for more information or to get added to the group!
Grocery Shopping Trip
If you feel overwhelmed by the idea of grocery shopping and planning meals, we can work together to plan a menu and navigate the grocery store together.
“Chelsea has been pivotal in our daughter making certain and lasting progress in her challenges dealing with an eating disorder. Chelsea brings relevant and applicable skills to her clients, she is professional yet caring and approachable. We are grateful to have found her.“