Director of Nutrition & Wellness, RTC Level of Care

Jamie Atkins-Huerta RD, CEDRD-S, is the Director of Nutrition and Wellness, for the residential level of care at Center for Discovery and has a private practice, where she utilizes a non-diet and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) informed approach combining both nutrition and psychology. Jamie received her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics from California State University of Long Beach, with a minor in psychology and completed her dietetic internship with Oakwood University. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian & Supervisor (CEDRD-S), and a certified Be Body Positive Facilitator.  She also formerly served on both the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) LA Board, and the Association of Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) board.

Jamie’s work focuses on both supporting people on their journey to inner peace with food, mind, & body, and helping clinicians seeking supervision to do the same.  She has worked in the eating disorder field since 2007 with experience working at all levels of care.  Jamie is passionate about creating an inclusive space for all folx, and putting an end to weight stigma.  She speaks publicly at the national and international level on size acceptance & challenging weight normative approaches, and other various topics related to eating disorders.  Jamie believes the most important step in helping someone improve their relationship with food, mind, and body is meeting them where they are, and helping them build a life they can see for themselves.