Lydia Fredeen (she/her), RD, CD, CEDS-S

I’ve been practicing as a dietitian for over eight years and have worked in primary care settings where I supported individuals with various nutrition-related health concerns as well as eating disorder treatment centers at the residential, PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program), IOP (Intensive Outpatient), and outpatient levels of care.

Additionally, I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor (CEDS-S) which is a certification granted by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals for those with a minimum of 5 years and 6,000 hours of experience working in the field of eating disorder recovery with demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the field. The Supervisor credential enables me to offer supervision to other dietitians hoping to become Certified Eating Disorder Specialists.

My Approach

I practice nutrition counseling with an anti-diet, intuitive eating, and HAES® approach. This means that I uphold the belief that food is not black and white and that people in larger bodies deserve equal treatment in society, including healthcare. Additionally, I support and align with the fat liberation movement by acknowledging the systems within our society that oppress fat individuals and by participating in dismantling these systems. Please read more about fat liberation here.

I am also passionate about providing care to people of all backgrounds and identities. It is important to me to create a space that is safe, welcoming, and inclusive for everyone and every body.

In working with individuals with diverse backgrounds, I feel it’s important to acknowledge the various forms of privilege I have as a white, cis-gendered, able-bodied, straight-sized person. Because of my own privilege, I realize that I do not share the lived experience of everyone I work with, which is why it is important to me to listen to your story and understand who you are as an ally in your journey and pursuit of healing.

New Leaf Nutrition Counseling

Lydia@new-leaf-nutrition.com | 209-732-0292