Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT
- What is your current position?
I recently left my full time job to run my private practice Christina Frangione Nutrition Therapy full time. In my practice, which is located in Long Island, New York, I specialize in supporting clients’ recovery from eating disorders and years of chronic dieting using a non-diet, Health at Every Size ® approach. I also consult at a neuropsychology practice and work on-call at a residential eating disorder facility.
- How did you get started in your career?
After recovering from my own eating disorder, I was fascinated with the connection between nutrition and health. As I went through my undergraduate degree and dietetic internship, I felt like something was missing, but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. It was only after I finished this traditional dietetics training that I found what I was missing in the Health at Every Size ® approach. It inspired me to change my focus from public health and sustainability to working with clients on their relationship with food and their body in a new way that felt so much more conducive to healing on both an individual and societal level.
- What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
It’s okay if you aren’t sure you want to work with eating disorders while you’re still in school. It’s okay if you don’t land a job working with eating disorders right out of your internship. There are so many other ways to gain information and experience including courses, workshops, conferences, webinars, and supervision that happen after your schooling. And even if you start out in a more traditional clinical job, that absolutely helps to prepare you for doing more specialized eating disorder work down the line. Every experience teaches us something!