meet the team
Specialized Dietitian Nutritionists in San Diego for Eating Disorder Treatment
Licensed in the State of Oregon (in addition to California)
Hey, my name is Kennedy (She/Her), I’m a registered dietitian living in Los Angeles where I grew up and spent most of my life with friends and family. I attended California State University, Northridge and went on to my dietetic internship in Bozeman, Montana where I completed 1200+ hours of supervised practice learning from and working with many different nutrition professionals while exploring the intersection of nutrition and sustainability in my field.
I worked in a residential eating disorder and substance use treatment facility. I feel strongly that this experience changed the trajectory of my career path and introduced me to the experience of working with people struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. It encouraged me to dive deeper into learning what it might look like to cultivate a positive, respectful or neutral relationship with food, body image and activity.
In Oregon, I also worked with people in the hospital and outpatient clinic. Using my knowledge of counseling and medical nutrition therapy, we explored their relationship with food, nutrition, and their personal wellness goals.
I practice through the lenses/frameworks of intuitive eating, health at every size and social justice. I work with people knowing that there are some things in our lives we are in control of, but in many aspects of life there are individual, systemic, environmental, social and cultural factors that affect our relationship with food, how we feed ourselves, how we view our bodies and their movement through this world.
I do want to acknowledge the privileges I hold as a white, mid-size, cisgender, heterosexual practitioner. My goals as a dietitian are to continue to educate myself, work on reducing harm in my practice, and understanding important issues that face those that I work with such as implicit/explicit bias, discrimination, racism, fat phobia, ableism and healthism.
I am so looking forward to working with you, getting to know you, and learning how I can support your journey through recovery, making peace with and navigating challenges surrounding food, body image and activity.
Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a focus on Nutrition and Dietetics from California State University, Northridge.
Registered Dietitian (RD) by Commission on Dietetic Registration (#86145657)
Member, Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)
Member, EDRD Pro.
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