Anna Lutz, MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S
What is your current position?
I co-own a private practice in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC, Lutz, Alexander & Assoc. Nutrition Therapy, where I provide nutrition therapy for people with eating disorders and clinical supervision for Registered Dietitians. I work closely with a team of incredible HAES RDs. I also created and write for Sunny Side Up Nutrition, a blog about nutrition, family feeding and simple cooking. Sunny Side Up Nutrition is a resource, free of any diet or weight loss messages, for people that need simple cooking ideas and help around getting food on the table fast.
How did you get started in your career?
I became interested in eating disorders when I was an undergraduate studying psychology at Duke University. I found it interesting to learn about why people eat the way they do. I decided to study nutrition in graduate school with the goal of working with people with eating disorders. I have learned a lot of my skills on the job and through lots of continuing education!
What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
Seek out clinical supervision from another RD, even though it’s not required to practice. The work we do is challenging and ever changing. With clinical supervision, you don’t feel as alone. You can learn and grow in your counseling skills and learn more about yourself as a clinician. It’s invaluable.