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KAYLA JESSOP, RDN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayla Jessop is a registered dietitian specializing in eating disorders and disordered eating.  She has extensive experience in a variety of treatment settings, including eating disorder Day Treatment Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, one-on-one nutrition counseling, and meal support groups. She also has extensive experience working with clients who need medical nutrition therapy, suffer from gastrointestinal disorders, or require specialized eating plans for medical treatment.  

 

Kayla received her bachelors in Dietetics at Utah State University where she completed her accredited internship and graduated with honors. 

 

Kayla’s food philosophy is: “All food fits” which means that we should legalize ALL food. There are no good or bad foods… food is food, and all can be nourishing. Those who struggle with disordered eating, negative body image, or obsessive thoughts can and will start to heal their relationship with food and their body using her non-diet approach. 

 

Kayla also utilizes intuitive eating, an approach that helps people gain insight into their body’s natural hunger and satiety cues to develop a healthy relationship with food, mind, body and spirit. She believes that even those clients with deep-seated eating disorders, who have struggled for decades, can recover and become intuitive eaters! She promotes healthy lifestyles for all body shapes and sizes and supports clients with tools to adapt positive beliefs about food and their bodies. She encourages clients to be compassionate towards themselves and meets them wherever they are in their journey to recovery. Clients quickly see that positive attitudes yield positive outcomes as Kayla guides them in reaching their goals.

Kayla's Professional affiliations include:

 

  • International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)

  •  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

  • The Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA)

Kayla loves to see the impact nutrition education and counseling has on an individual’s life. It is gratifying to watch her clients succeed, which reinforces her career choice every day.

Kayla’s hobbies include dance, snowboarding, rock climbing, eating, and scuba diving. She encourages her clients to develop hobbies and interests which inspire them and increase their confidence levels.  Experiencing joy and satisfaction with an active lifestyle assists them in achieving optimal health and healing.