Becky’s interest in nutrition was sparked during her high school years when her mom became quite sick. The crucial benefits of having a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist involved in her mom’s multi-disciplinary treatment team became very apparent. At the same time, Becky was already fascinated with the science behind eating. Becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist seemed like a great fit for her.
With over 17 years of experience and opportunities to develop as a practitioner, Becky has focused her consulting (the last 5 years) primarily to the areas of food and body image issues. Becky has a passion to help individuals have a healthy and healed relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies. In addition to working individually with clients, Becky has received additional training in coming alongside Family Based Therapy to give parents nutrition support and recommendations. Having worked in a variety of settings and levels of care (clinical, community, partial hospital program, intensive outpatient, and outpatient), Becky feels equipped and honored to come along side individuals and families in their recovery.
In addition to being a nationally Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN*) and a state Certified Dietitian (CD), Becky is in the process of becoming a certified eating disorder dietitian (CEDRDN**). Becky have been a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (www.intuitiveeating.com) since 2011, which compliments her non-diet and Health at Every Size philosophy.
Some things that Becky enjoys outside of nutrition counseling and speaking are: spending quality time with her family, being outdoors (walking, running, biking, volleyball, gardening), watching her kids play sports, baking, and reading.
*”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).