Jennifer Vittitow RD, LD, CEDS-S
JENNIFER VITTITOW RD, LD, CEDS-S
My specialties: Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Diabetes, Celiac Disease, Food Allergies, Weight Management, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Nutrition Education, Health Coaching
Who I work with: Individuals (Ages 7 & up) & Families
More About Me:
Do you ever find yourself confused about what you should and should not be eating? It can be a challenge to differentiate between fact and fiction when it comes to food and nutrition. I work with clients to develop the tools necessary to create lifestyle adjustments that promote health, balance, and sustainable. I take an individualized, non-diet approach in order to cater to the specific needs of my clients. Nutrition sessions are specialized to meet your current needs and I am able to provide you with a nutritional assessment, meal planning tools, nutrition education, experiential sessions, family support, and coordination of care with an established network of clinical providers such as physicians, counselors, and wellness programs.
I graduated from the University of Texas in 2005 with a B.S. in Nutrition then moved to Raleigh, NC to complete a one-year dietetic internship where I had the privilege of working at the Duke Medical Center, the Duke Diet & Fitness Center, and the Durham County Health Department. I have been licensed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since 2006 and specialize in treating eating disorders and disordered eating. I have experience working with schools, churches and medical practices to provide medical nutrition therapy to both children and adults. In 2013, I wrote a Biblically-based curriculum for churches to use with groups of women who are seeking freedom over emotional eating tendencies. Then in 2015, I joined the nutrition team at the Eating Recovery Center of Dallas to provide nutrition education and counseling to children and adults with more severe eating disorders. I now serve as the Eating Recovery Center’s Regional Nutrition Director for Texas and separate from this meet with clients on an outpatient basis. My nutrition philosophy is that all foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle and that there are no “good” foods or “bad” foods. A brownie is just as permissible to eat as a salad! I believe that food is designed to nourish the body and is also meant to be enjoyed. I work with clients to find flexibility and freedom with eating so that they can prioritize the joyful and meaningful parts of their lives.
My 15+ years of experience as a Registered Dietitian has included working with adolescents, adults, and families at the inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care. I have experience working with clients of all ages and a variety of eating disorder diagnoses including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, ARFID, and OSFED. I provide both individual and family nutritional counseling to my clients that include faith-based principles and the latest nutrition research. I can also help refer to a higher level of care when needed.
I am currently a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, am a certified Intuitive Eating Pro, and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist & Supervisor. In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my fun-loving husband, playing with my two adorable goldendoodles, and trying new recipes.