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I received a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition with an emphasis in Public Health from Saint Louis University. During my graduate studies, I conducted research on the Assessment of Prevention and Management of Eating Disorders in Adolescents. Prior to working as an Outpatient Dietitian, I worked as a Clinical Dietitian at multiple eating disorder treatment centers. I treated clients at the Residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care. I have over 5 years of experience in providing nutrition counseling and support to individuals with eating disorders.
As a fat and queer dietitian, I have a unique understanding of what it is like to navigate recovery, and the world, while living in a marginalized body. I recognize that I only know my lived experience, and as a white person, I have many unearned privileges. I strive to take pause and listen to those who have differing experiences of mine. I am continuously educating myself on white privilege and racial equity.
My philosophy is founded on the principles of body autonomy, all-foods-fit, fat liberation, lgbtq+ celebration, and community care. I specialize in a weight-neutral approach to eating disorder treatment. I also work with neurodivergent folks on eating disturbances. My counseling style incorporates intuitive eating, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques. It is my mission to provide compassionate and trauma informed care.
I am passionate about helping people learn to nourish their bodies in a therapeutic way. When I'm not seeing clients, you may find me pole dancing or tending to my plants.
For clinicians, I am available for individual and group supervision, speaking, and education events.
Reanna Peterman, MS, RDN, LDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist