Angela Goens, MS, RDN, LD
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian in Minnesota
Angela is thrilled to join the EDRD Pro team as Community Health & Activism Online Development Programs Co-Director. Angela has dedicated her entire career to working in the eating disorders and mental health fields. Pursuing advanced training in counseling, felt like pertinent work to be done to better understand how trauma can affect the body and brain for individuals who struggle with an eating disorder. Working in various levels of eating disorder treatment has given great exposure to the entire continuum of care. Experience includes, program development, facilitating support groups, motivational interviewing, individual counseling, mentoring, meal support, conducting training and education, as well as providing supervision. Some other areas of interest, training and experience include diabetes, chemical dependency, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), weight inclusive/body positive/HAES approaches and Intuitive Eating.
All humans can be affected by disordered behaviors with food as a way to cope and navigate life stressors. It is an aspiration for Angela in the nutrition field, to challenge the stigma of eating disorders for non-stereotypical Black and Brown bodied individuals. Angela desires to be a part of creating awareness and taking an active role in offering education, support, and treatment for people of color, whose experiences have been dismissed or overlooked.
The Midwest presents beauty in the constant change of weather. Even in the winter, you can find Angela outside with family biking, camping, and attending concerts. “Live music is good for your soul!” -Sue McClean