Amanda graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition and from the University of Northern Illinois with a Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Amanda also completed a certificate in Eating Disorders and Obesity from Northern Illinois University. She spent part of her dietetic internship with Eating Recovery Center in Chicago and found that rotation gave her the most excitement and joy, and she found it the most rewarding work she had experienced. Gratefully, that internship became a job as a dietary assistant before becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Amanda has experience working with eating disorders in a variety of levels of care, including residential, partial hospitalizations programs, intensive outpatient programs and outpatient programs. She spent majority of her time at ERC of Chicago working with Binge Eating Disorder in a residential setting, but also gained experience with all eating disorders along the spectrum. Amanda believes outpatient support is crucial for recovery and also very exciting to work with as we bridge the gap from higher levels of care and help you connect to your authentic life. Recently, Amanda attended a training in Boston, MA on Cognitive Behavioral Health for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. Amanda loves to see clients become excited about food, whether it’s for the first time or the hundredth time. Amanda uses a collaborative and individualized approach with clients and their treatment team members. She considers herself a non-diet dietitian and is an advocate for Health at Every Size (HAES).
Amanda recently relocated back to the Fox Valley and enjoys being outdoors, preferably near a body of water when possible, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Wisconsin Academy of nutrition and Dietetics
CBT for AR
*”Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree, an RD or RDN must fulfill a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, complete an extensive supervised program of practice at a health care facility, foodservice organization or community agency and pass a rigorous registration exam.” (Quoted directly from:
**”Individuals with iaedp Certification designations (CEDS, CEDRD, CEDCAT, or CEDRN) are health care professionals who have met rigorous educational and skill requirements, have accumulated a minimum number of hours of qualifying work experience, have made a commitment to stay abreast of current developments in the field through continuing education, and have agreed to comply with the Association’s ethical principles.” (Quoted directly from: http://www.iaedp.com/overview%204%20certification%20overview.htm).