Welcome! I’m Dana Snook, RDN.
I am a non-diet, weight-neutral nutrition therapist 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 15 years, although I wasn’t always a non diet dietitian. I have worked with both pediatrics and adults throughout my entire career. It wasn’t until I took my first pediatric position ten years ago and stumbled upon Ellyn Satter’s work that I started to piece it all together. I finally learned that a good relationship with food 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.
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.
Restricting is a HUGE part of the education involved becoming a dietitian in the first place.
My practice is weight-neutral and shame-free. This means I am neutral about what you eat and will never pathologize your body
Dana Snook is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), licensed dietitian-nutritionist and certified intrinsic coach (CIC). I provide nutritional therapy to those struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns and child feeding concerns. I run a virtual practice where I help parents to raise their children with a good relationship with food from the beginning. I provide counseling for adolescents, teenagers and adults who are struggling with all forms of eating disorders as well as those trying to break free from diet culture. Dana identifies as a Health at Every Size ® and weight-inclusive dietitian providing weight-neutral care. Additionally, Dana completed advanced training with renowned feeding therapist Ellyn Satter and the Division of Responsibility of Feeding. She uses Intuitive Eating and the Eating Competence Model to help her adult clients learn to heal their relationship with food.