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Specialties

  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED, Binge Eating Disorder)
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Dysautonomia (POTS)
  • Co-Occurring Neurodivergence
  • Midlife Eating Disorders

Sarah Mann

Registered Dietitian

(she/her/hers)

I am an anti-diet, fat positive, HAES-aligned registered dietitian with over 10 years of experience working in various healthcare settings. I strive to provide care that centers each client’s unique story and lived experience. My approach entails fostering curiosity, self-awareness, and self-compassion. My hope for my clients is they learn to recognize, reject, and advocate for themselves against diet culture and fat phobia.

My nutrition philosophy is based on the idea that food holds no moral value and all foods can fit in your diet. One of my favorite quotes is: “Food should be our pleasurable fuel, not our quest and destination (Margaret McCartney in her article entitled ‘Clean eating and the cult of healthism’).” Restricting food and dealing with eating disorders make food become the central focus of your life. My goal is to help clients put food back into its proper place, so they are free to live a life more fulfilling. There is freedom from counting calories, macros, net carbs, steps, and whatever the next diet trend is.

I have experience working with diverse populations of clients including children, teens, adults, families, neurodivergent, and LGBTQ+. I have both professional and lived experience working with autonomic nervous system dysfunction or dysautonomias. I enjoy working with all types of clients, but I specialize in working with clients struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and histories of yo-yo dieting. I believe in body autonomy and that clients deserve to feel safe and connected with the provider they choose. I am a white, straight, able-bodied, thin-privileged woman. Aware of the privileges I hold, I consider myself a life-long learner, and seek out continuing education from those who hold different identities and backgrounds than my own. I grew up in an urban, lower income family so I understand some of the challenges that arise accessing quality eating disorder treatment and strive to help bridge this gap.

Professional Bio

I earned my Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Messiah College. Then went on to complete a community focused dietetic internship through Cedar Crest College. I spent 8 years working as a clinical dietitian in various long-term care and rehabilitation settings before returning to graduate school to further my education in eating disorders. After working in a clinical setting for almost a decade the weight stigma I witnessed was enough to push me to pursue a different path. Although I gained valuable knowledge and clinical skills, it gave me firsthand experience of weight stigma in medicine. In fact, seeing exactly how prevalent disordered eating was among my elderly patients, other medical professionals, friends, and society at large which pushed me into wanting to pursue a different path.

I received my Master’s in Health Education and Promotion with a Concentration in Eating Disorders from Plymouth State University. In addition to my graduate degree, I am a certified Intuitive Eating counselor and utilize much of this framework in my counseling. I have been working with clients in the outpatient setting for approximately 4 years.

I have researched and presented on pregnancy and postpartum while having an eating disorder. Another professional interest of mine is the intersection of multi-level marketing (MLM) diet schemes and its impact on diet culture.

Personal Bio

When I am not at work you can find me spending time with my husband, 3 young children, and 2 cats. Some of the things that bring me joy apart from my family include, thrift shopping, live punk shows, board games, volunteering at church, The Maintenance Phase podcast, and Stok or Dunkin iced coffee.

Let’s Work Together!

If you’re looking for nutrition therapy and want an anti-oppressive, weight-inclusive approach, please feel free to reach out. We serve clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Colorado, Texas, California, Connecticut and Arizona. We can see clients in-person in our Newtown, Pennsylvania office or virtually in other states.

We look forward to meeting you!