About Our Team
Welcome to the Beyond Therapy and Nutrition Team!
Dana Snook (she/her/hers)
I am an anti-diet, fat positive, Health at Every Size ® (HAES) dietitian who helps clients feed themselves and their children in a less stressful way so everyone can develop a healthier relationship with food and body.
I serve three different clients – adolescents and adults with eating disorders, those wanting to reject diet culture and families of children struggling with body image and feeding concerns.
I have been a dietitian for 18 years and have worked with both pediatrics and adults throughout my entire career. This allows me to see things from a unique perspective. I can understand how a person’s relationship with food and body is impacted by how they were raised with food and body. Having a deeper understanding of how family systems affect your thoughts about food and body can give a deeper understanding to truly healing.
A good relationship with food and body requires TRUST (non-restrictive approach) instead of CONTROL (restrictive approach). This involves not only addressing what you eat, but also how you think and feel about food and your body.
My practice is fat positive and shame-free. This means I am neutral about what you eat and will never pathologize your body. I know how important access to treatment is for those in marginalized bodies and I work hard to provide a safe environment.
Dana Snook is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), licensed dietitian-nutritionist and certified intrinsic coach (CIC) for 18 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She completed a community based internship in Pittsburgh at Adagio Health.
Dana has worked in a variety of settings including clinical work in hospitals and outpatient setting with adult, pediatrics and the NICU. She has worked in the community setting both at Women Infants and Children (WIC) and at Joint Base McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst with military personnel. She has spent the last 9 years in private practice providing nutritional therapy to those struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns and child feeding concerns.
Dana identifies as a Health at Every Size ® and fat-positive dietitian providing weight-inclusive care. Dana completed advanced training with renowned feeding therapist Ellyn Satter and the Division of Responsibility of Feeding and Eating Competence Model. She also trained to be an Intuitive Eating Counselor.
She has provided workshops on "Effective Nutrition Education in Schools," for the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD).
She also regularly speaks on incorporating Health at Every Size ® into healthcare settings.
Dana provides clinical supervision to other providers who are trying to start their own business or case consultation on HAES.
About Liz Gural, RDN (she/her/hers)
Liz Gural is a weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size ® (HAES) informed registered dietitian. She specializes in working with clients diagnosed with eating disorders, as well as those that are looking to break free from diet culture. She practices from a perspective that prioritizes her clients individual needs. Liz honors that each client has their own unique needs and deserves individualized treatment. Liz’s nutrition philosophy focuses on Intuitive Eating and helping her clients to feel less guilt about what and how much they eat.
Liz had previously worked with clients struggling with eating disorders at a local eating disorder treatment center. This allows Liz to have a unique perspective when working with those who have experienced a higher level of care.
Liz attended La Salle University for her undergraduate degree and was accepted into their very competitive Coordinated Program which allowed her to obtain her Registered Dietitian status. She is currently working towards her CEDRD (Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian) certification.
About Emma Leister, MS, RDN, LDN (she/her/hers)
Emma is an anti-diet, Health at Every Size ® (HAES) aligned Registered Dietitian. She believes that all foods are morally equivalent, all foods have nutrition, and bodies of all shapes and sizes deserve high quality and non-stigmatizing healthcare.Emma works with a wide range of clients, including people with eating disorders, people looking to break free from diet culture, parents who want to improve their families’ relationships to food and nutrition, and people with diabetes who want to manage their blood sugars without diet restrictions.
Beyond individual client sessions, Emma is an advocate for equity in healthcare. She believes in Health at Every Size ® as a social justice movement. She is an ally of the LGBTQA+ community, and she acknowledges that at the root of diet culture is racism, along with healthism, ableism, and transphobia. She works to understand the complexity of health, and she helps people to manage their health in a way that feels right for them.
Emma will work with you to mute the noise of diet culture, learn to listen to your body’s individual needs, and make peace with food and your body.
About Niki Pillitteri, RDN, LDN (she/her/hers)
Niki is a Health at Every Size ® (HAES) aligned Registered Dietitian that has dedicated her career to helping individuals establish a more balanced and healthier relationship with food and body through the emphasis of nutrition, movement, and self-care. She works with clients to overcome eating disorders, disordered eating and escape diet culture. Through a compassion-centered focus, she provides individualized nutrition counseling to guide clients to shift one’s focus away from weight.
Niki earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics from Rutgers University and went on to complete her dietetic internship at College of Saint Elizabeth with a focus in Nutrition Education and Counseling. She has worked in private practice for almost a decade and absolutely loves working with clients to support them in their journey to finding peace with food and their body.