MS, RD, LD
Eating disorder dietitian in Columbia, Maryland
Hi! I’m Georgia McArtney! Welcome to Courage to Nourish.
My journey into eating disorder nutrition began in college as I studied to be a dietitian. I found myself disillusioned with the diet-centric approach to health. In addition to diets not working, I found that diet culture shames clients and creates disordered relationships with food. I began reading about Health At Every Size and practicing Intuitive Eating, and I’ve never looked back!
In graduate school at Northern Illinois University, I gained a specialized certification in the treatment of eating disorders alongside my Master of Science in Nutrition. After graduate school I became a clinical dietitian at an eating disorder treatment center. I counseled both adults and adolescents, providing therapeutic meal support and leading groups on topics centered around challenging weight bias, normalizing eating, and embracing health at every size.
A couple of my professional passions include developing guidelines for safely incorporating physical activity in recovery and decreasing weight stigma in the eating disorder field because I believe a weight neutral nutrition approach proves vital to enduring recovery. In my work with clients, I encourage consistent and adequate eating as the foundation to engaging in flexibility and intuition with food.
I walk alongside clients as we challenge diet culture together and make food just one aspect of a fulfilling life. I work to listen actively and empathetically so that I can honor your experience in your body while challenging disordered eating.
When I’m not challenging diet culture at work, I enjoy baking, hiking, trying to keep my plants alive, and crossing books off my reading list. I’m originally from New Zealand, so traveling to new countries is another passion of mine!