MEET THE DIETITIAN
Kristen Schweers, MS, RD, CD
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona and my Master's in Nutrition Science at Arizona State University.
My decade of experience as a dietitian has included:
-Eating disorder treatment for all ages and at every level of care
-Long term care and skilled nursing facilities
-Menu development and nutrient analysis for private clients
-Teaching collegiate level courses on food science
-Corporate wellness lectures
-Meals on Wheels and congregate meal programs
My passion for nutrition counseling comes from a genuine love of food and people. One of my greatest pleasures is helping people develop their relationship with food and experience nutrition in an entirely different light. While engaging clients in nutrition counseling, I use a Health At Every Size and Eating Competence approach. This means no diets, inclusive body and weight positive language, and exploring ways to help my clients identify their own intuition around eating. I have been trained in the fundamentals of DBT, CBT, ACT, FBT, and IFS forms of therapy and actively apply traits of these in my sessions. I have a passion for helping concerned parents learn to feed their children in a balanced, weight-neutral, and age-appropriate way. When doing this, I use the research and treatment modality of renowned dietitian and therapist, Ellyn Satter.
When not working, I spend most of my time with my family (husband, daughter, maltipoo), cooking, making ice cream, reading, and doing word puzzles.