My Journey to Becoming an Eating Disorder and Sports Dietitian
Learn more about me and how I derive fulfillment in helping students and athletes achieve their full potential.
Finding My Passion
Hi, I'm Kaitlyn and I'm thrilled you've come across my website! Growing up, sports were a central part of my life, thanks to my father's roles as head football coach and athletic director. However, it wasn't until my personal struggle and recovery from an eating disorder that I discovered my love for nutrition and decided to pursue a career as an eating disorder and sports dietitian. I help athletes and active individuals ages 15-40 fuel their body without a side of diet culture, specializing in disordered eating, eating disorders and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). My passion lies in helping others break free from diet culture, develop a positive relationship with food/their body and achieve peak performance.
I graduated from Michigan State University, where I was deeply involved in athletics, working in the athletic department and as a sports nutrition intern. After completing an eating disorder-focused dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota, I worked at a local eating disorder treatment facility in Minneapolis.
My recent work has included collaborations with the following:
Ditch Diet Culture and Discover a Stronger, Happier You with a Compassionate Eating Disorder and Sports Dietitian
Are you feeling overwhelmed by endless diets that never seem to work? Battling an eating disorder or disordered eating? Or perhaps you're an athlete seeking to boost your performance and nourish your body effectively?
As an experienced eating disorder and sports dietitian, I understand the emotional, physical, and psychological trauma of living in a society obsessed with dieting. You're told to skip meals, count your calories, and change your diet… You're putting in your best effort, but it seems you can't just get it right. I know that feeling and am here to support you in taking some of the control back so you can become the strongest version of yourself.
Let’s navigate your unique nutrition needs with kindness and care, empowering you to create lasting, positive change in your life.
Embark on a Transformative Nutritional Journey
As a passionate eating disorder and sports dietitian, I’ll empower you to shatter the obstacles that keep you stuck in the exhausting cycle of diet culture by harnessing the power of science-backed strategies, personalized attention, and a deep understanding of your needs.
We'll forge an unbreakable alliance to craft the ultimate nutrition roadmap uniquely designed to propel you toward your aspirations, ensuring sustainable outcomes and an enhanced quality of life. Together, we'll conquer your nutrition goals and embark on a journey to achieve optimal well-being.
Empowering Athletes, College Students,
Whether you're a young athlete striving for peak performance or a college student seeking a healthier relationship with food and your body, I'm here to support and guide your every step.
Tired of depriving yourself of your favorite food all in the name of dieting? My anti-diet and Healthy At Every Size® (HAES®) approach ensures you'll never feel shamed or guilty about your food choices or body. Instead, I'll empower you to ditch diet culture, shun calorie counting and lead a more fulfilling life.
Flexible Appointments Tailored to Your Needs
Whether you need a 60-minute initial assessment, a 45-minute follow-up, a 30-minute walk-and-talk, or a 30-minute nutrition presentation on a topic of your choice, I'm here to meet your unique needs as your dedicated eating disorder and sports dietitian.
Why Work With Me?
Discover My Unique Approach
Here's what you can expect when working with me:
3. Anti-Diet & Healthy At Every Size® (HAES®) AdvocacyI practice from an anti-diet and HAES® perspective, which means you'll never hear me demonize food or bodies. Instead, we'll focus on building a positive relationship with food and fostering self-acceptance.
5. Authentic, Humorous, Vulnerable & Non-Judgmental EnvironmentExpect a genuine and supportive atmosphere when working with me. We'll tackle challenges with humor, vulnerability, and understanding, creating a safe and non-judgmental space for growth.
4. A Collaborative ProcessWhile I'm trained to provide evidence-based recommendations, I believe you know your body best. We'll work together to create a plan that aligns with your unique needs and goals, putting you in the driver's seat.
2. An All-Inclusive ApproachEveryone deserves to feel welcome and supported in their nutrition journey. I'm committed to providing an inclusive environment where individuals of all identities can thrive and grow.
1. Completely Individualized CareThere's no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, so every session with me is tailored to your unique needs, preferences, and goals. We'll create a plan that works specifically for you.
7. Commitment to Evidence-Based KnowledgeIf I'm ever unsure of an answer to a nutrition-related question, I won't hesitate to seek information from evidence-based research or consult a trusted colleague. Your well-being is my top priority, and I'm dedicated to staying up-to-date and informed.
6. Personal Experience Combined with Professional TrainingHaving overcome an eating disorder and compulsive exercise, I can relate directly to your struggles. Therefore, I combine my personal experiences with my professional training to provide the best possible nutrition care.
How to Get Started
Working with me is seamless; follow these fives steps to begin:
1. Book Your Free Consultation
Begin your journey by scheduling a FREE personalized 15-minute consultation with me. This is a great time to ask questions and get to know me. We'll discuss your nutrition goals and determine the best approach to meet your needs.
2. Book Your Initial Assessment
Book your initial 60-minute session with me as your registered dietitian nutritionist.
3. Attend Your Session
Attend your scheduled session virtually, where we'll dive deeper into your nutrition goals, medical history, and preferences to create a personalized plan.
4. Collaborate on Your Nutrition Plan
Together, we'll develop a tailored nutrition plan based on your unique needs, goals, and preferences. We'll take a collaborative approach, ensuring you feel empowered and in control of your journey.
5. Monitor Progress and Adjust
As you progress, we'll monitor your achievements and make any necessary adjustments you need. With ongoing support and guidance, you'll continue to grow and reach your goals.
Personalized Nutrition Consultations:
Ditch the Diets and Improve Your Performance with an Eating Disorder & Sports Dietitian
Jumpstart your journey towards a positive relationship with food and your body with a tailored nutrition plan designed just for you!
Minutes Customized Nutrition Presentations
Elevate your understanding of eating disorders or sports nutrition with tailored presentations by your favorite eating disorder and sports dietitian. My in-depth knowledge spans various domains, including eating disorders, disordered eating, sports nutrition and Relative Energy Deficiency In Sport (RED-S). By participating in these engaging and informative sessions, you'll gain valuable insights and practical guidance to enhance your performance, health, and overall well-being. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your nutrition knowledge and unlock your full potential, all while challenging diet culture!
Not ready to book yet? Schedule a free discovery call!
"CAN KAITLYN HELP ME?"
I am licensed in Minnesota, Florida and Rhode Island yet can also see patients in the green, grey and yellow states.
This includes the following:
Michigan, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, California, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana, Alaska, Hawaii, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Sign Up For My Newsletter
Join my email list to receive FREE weight-inclusive eating disorder and sports nutrition education once a month!