Christy Merritt

RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian
Licensed Nutritionist

Christy is a Registered Dietitian who worked for three years as the RD in a well established eating disorder facility. She provided care for clients suffering from EDs in residential, PHP, and IOP settings. She also facilitated equine therapy for four years, and has extensive experience with horses. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition Science with a concentration in Dietetics in 2012. She then completed her internship through Keiser Univeristy in Lakeland, Florida.

Christy completed her clinical, food service, community internship rotations in Orlando at various nursing homes and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. At Second Harvest, she implemented a food ranking system and provided nutrition education and nutrition games to schools and boys and girls clubs in the community.

Christy believes in a complete ED recovery and strives to share her passion of nutrition and eating disorder recovery to empower others to make positive changes in their lives.

I will work with you and create a customized plan to help you achieve optimal health through dietary and lifestyle changes. I want to help you prevent disease, have energy, live long, and feel your best! If you have a certain health condition, my goal is to get to the root cause and to help facilitate your body’s innate ability to heal.

~ Christy

Years in Practice: 4

Registration #: 1079239

License: ND 7009

Specialties

Eating Disorders
Diabetes
Heart Disease

Additional Certifications/Trainings:

Certified Eating Disorder Creative Arts Specialist
IAEDP Approved Supervisor
Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapist

Other Areas of Focus

Food Aversions/Avoidance to Food
Children/Adolescents with “Picky Eating” or Sensory Sensitivity
Weight Management
Digestive Issues
Food Allergies
Immune System Health,
Gut Health
Lifestyle
Disease Prevention
Vegan
Vegetarian
Wellness Counseling
Balanced Exercise Plans
Pregnancy & Postpartum
Gluten Free
Behavior Modification