Eileen Stellefson Myers, MPH, RD, LDN, FADA
Nutrition and Wellness Consultant in Private Practice, specializing in disordered eating and sports nutrition
Author, Winning the War Within: Nutrition Therapy for Clients with Eating Disorders
How did you get started in your career?
I was fortunate to work in the Behavioral Science Department at Hershey Medical Center during my junior and senior year while at Penn State. There I worked with the behavioral change program that allowed me to have my “THAT’s IT” moment of how to help people make behavioral changes. I wrote my book “Winning the War Within: Nutrition Therapy for Clients with Eating Disorders” to help people new to the field of eating disorders understand the language, strategies, and tools for how to be effective with nutrition counseling.
What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
If you are new to the field, find a supervisor or mentor who will help you better understand how to help someone with an eating disorder. If you do not understand the thought process of someone struggling with an eating disorder, you can do more harm than good.