Education & Experience
After earning a BA in Rhetoric with honors from UC Berkeley in 2003 and working for six years as a journalist covering food and nutrition, Christy enrolled in a graduate program to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.
She obtained a Master's degree in Public Health Nutrition (MPH) from New York University, where she also completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics. In the Hunter College Dietetic Internship, Christy did clinical rotations at two client-centered outpatient facilities: BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center and the Institute for Family Health.
She went on to complete specialized training and education in eating disorders through the Academy for Eating Disorders, IAEDP, the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, and more, and has had professional supervision from two wonderful experts in the field: Lisa Pearl, MS, RD, CEDRD and Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD. Christy became a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor in 2015.
LICENSING & CERTIFICATION
- RD registration #1077241 (Commission on Dietetic Registration)
- CDN license #008266 (New York State)
- LDN license #L004820 (North Carolina)
- Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
Christy is a member of the following associations:
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Association for Size Diversity and Health
- Greater New York Dietetic Association
- International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
- International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians
Christy is fluent in French and has a basic comprehension of Spanish.
From 2015-2016, Christy regularly consulted for Maven Digital Clinic, where she provided online nutrition counseling to women for wellness, chronic diseases, eating disorders, and more.
From 2014-2015, Christy worked with Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists, where she provided one-on-one meal support, recovery coaching, and cooking instruction to clients recovering from eating disorders.
Previously, she worked as a nutritionist for several wellness programs at the NYC Department of Health (DOH): In 2013, she helped improve food options in the city's private hospitals through the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative. In 2012, she was an advisor on the NYC Agency Food Standards, working with homeless shelters, senior centers, and other City facilities to develop healthier menus. She also played an instrumental role in creating nutrition standards for NYC's correctional institutions. In 2011, she was a nutrition educator for Stellar Farmers' Markets, a DOH program that offers nutrition workshops at markets in underserved communities. Christy began her work with the DOH in 2010, with a nutrition policy internship.
Prior to embarking on her second career as a nutritionist, Christy worked full-time as a magazine editor and freelance writer from 2003-2009, covering food, nutrition, and health. She was the online editor at Gourmet magazine, a senior editor at Plenty magazine, and a writer for various publications including CHOW and Natural Health.