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Jessica Setnick, MS, RD/LD
Jessica Setnick is a nutrition consultant specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. She works individually and in group settings with children and adults, and speaks to community and professional groups about identifying, treating and preventing eating disorders. An accomplished speaker and writer, her passion is promoting a positive relationship with food and eating as a key component of a healthy and happy life. Her new website is Understanding Nutrition.
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Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University, where she also trained to become a dietitian. She is nationally registered and Texas-licensed to practice as a dietitian, and she is certified as a worksite health promotion director by the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research.
Jessica currently works in a solo private practice. She consults for the Premier Club, Project Kids Early Childhood Intervention and the Baylor Executive Edge. She has been a clinical dietitian at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas in both the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry’s Eating Disorders Program and in the Center for Pediatric Endocrinology. She has taught nutrition courses at Richland College and Texas Woman’s University, and guest lectures at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
She is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American, Texas, and Dallas Dietetic Associations, and serves on the executive board of the latter. A member of Dietitians in Business and Communications; Nutrition Entrepreneurs; and Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists, she belongs to the Dallas Area Eating Disorders Dietitians Supervision and Support Group and the Pediatric Nutrition Network, and is a former member of the UT Southwestern Campus Nutrition Alliance. She is also a tireless volunteer for eating disorders organizations, and was recently awarded the Elisa Project Eating Disorders Awareness Award for her work increasing the visibility of eating disorders issues. In October, she was selected as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Dallas Dietetic Association, and also the same honor for the State of Texas.
Jessica provides educational lectures to a variety of professional groups nationwide, including The Children and Teen Faces of Eating Disorders to the American Dietetic Association in Denver; Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: The Dietitian’s Role at The Elisa Project Symposium in Dallas; and Helping Obese Children and Teens Without Diets at the SCAN Symposium on Disordered Eating and Obesity in Cincinnati. She speaks widely in the community on topics ranging from anti-aging strategies and current nutrition buzzwords to sports nutrition and surviving the holidays. She has been published in community publications, professional journals and on the web for various eating disorders and sports nutrition topics, and she co-authored an educational brochure for parents of children with eating disorders entitled "I HATE YOU! Please Help Me!", published by After the Diet, 1999. She has been quoted in local and national magazines such as After the Diet, Dallas Child, Jane, and Today’s Dietitian.
Jessica has been a great asset to The Sneaky Kitchen, with input when questions from readers need an expert opinion. Without her assistance, many letters would not be answered; often she just scans them to make sure I haven't put my foot in it; other times she contributes valuable information. We are very fortunate to have her expertise available.
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