Mercade is a Registered Dietitian who acquired a passion for the Eating Disorder population at an early age. Personal events in Mercade’s life initiated the desire to help individuals suffering from Eating Disorders to find freedom and live out their authentic lives.
Mercade holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.
Mercade is new to the field, and joined the Evolve team in August of 2019, upon completing her Dietetic Internship at Medical City Dallas in Dallas, Texas. She is excited to learn and grow with her team in the hands on, collaborative, and family like environment Evolve encompasses.
Mercade is looking forward to working towards becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian in order to provide the best care possible for her clients.
*”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:
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