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
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.
Starting My Private Practice
When the opportunity arose to work with athletes experiencing eating disorders, I founded Kaitlyn Pscodna LLC. I now run my private nutrition practice, and I am also a member of an awesome team of sports professionals in a group practice. In addition, I serve as the dietitian for women's gymnastics and track and field/cross-country at the University of Minnesota and work as the campus dietitian at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lastly, I am currently working on my Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan with hopes of being a mental health counselor for student athletes in a collegiate setting one day.
Compassionate and Collaborative Approach
As an eating disorder and sports dietitian, empathy and compassion are at the heart of my practice. I genuinely listen to my clients and ensure they feel seen and heard. While discussing eating disorders can be challenging, I like to incorporate humor into sessions when appropriate—after all, laughter is the best medicine!
Evidence-Based and Client-Centered Care
I adhere to an evidence-based approach as an eating disorder and sports dietitian. If I ever encounter a question to which I don't know the answer, I prioritize acquiring the necessary education to fully support my clients. By meeting my clients where they are and working with them to establish achievable nutrition goals, I help them reach their full potential.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my approach to nutrition counseling. Schedule a free discovery call with me today and commit to ditching diet culture for good!