“For years I worked in weight management. It never felt quite right and I struggled with being able to articulate why. I found myself wanting to help people with the discord they felt around food and their bodies. I first heard of Health at Every Size® (HAES) from another registered dietitian and decided to educate myself as much as possible. HAES was the reason why weight management felt so wrong to me. I finally had evidence to support a kind and compassionate way to pursue health without focusing on weight, and that’s why I became an anti-diet dietitian.”
Rebecca specializes in weight-inclusive nutrition therapy counseling for a variety of health conditions, but primarily eating disorders and disordered eating/body image concerns, gastrointestinal disorders, family and child feeding concerns, and cardiovascular conditions.
Rebecca struggled herself with eating and body image issues as a teen, which led her to pursue nutrition and dietetics in college. She zigzagged her way through a variety of positions in different areas of nutrition before she had the opportunity to specialize in eating disorders and disordered eating. The time she spent in other areas of healthcare gave her great knowledge that she uses in her current practice.
In addition to her education in nutrition, Rebecca has undergone training in Family-Based Treatment for eating disorders (FBT), she is a Be Body Positive facilitator, and she is currently working on her master’s degree in mental health counseling.
Rebecca loves connecting with people and hearing about their life experiences because, while we all have similarities, each person has a unique story. In addition, she gets to explore what individuals want for themselves in their relationship with food and their bodies and help them attain that. Rebecca’s approach is meeting people where they are and together developing a path to their goals.
💙 Fun fact about Rebecca: “I used to be painfully shy as a kid. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined I’d be giving talks/presentations, rejecting the norm, speaking out against social injustice. But I’ve always stuck passionately to my ethics, to what feels right, and even more so now that I have children, to help improve the world for future generations.”
Rebecca Stetzer, RD, CD
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