MPH, RD, LD
Eating disorder dietitian in College Park and Columbia, Maryland
Hi, I’m Katie Corcoran, a weight-inclusive, non-diet dietitian.
My passion for working with individuals with eating disorders and disordered eating started in college when I read the book Intuitive Eating. I’ve witnessed family and friends in my own life struggle with their relationship with food and their bodies, caught up in diet culture and believing they are the ones to blame. The Intuitive Eating philosophy coupled with a foundation of Health at Every Size © was completely in line with what I knew to be true deep down. Our lives are not meant to be spent trying to control our body size, food is meant to be enjoyed, not manipulated, and doing so just distracts us from our greater purpose, our values, our joy, and who we are meant to be in life.
Freedom from an eating disorder, food rules and diets means more time and energy spent living your fullest life.
This experience led me to enter the field of nutrition and dietetics with the intent to work in eating disorder treatment. I earned my Master of Public Health degree in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics from the University of Michigan where I was privileged enough to take courses in eating disorder prevention & treatment and weight bias taught by a leading researcher in the field. Prior to joining the team at Courage to Nourish, I worked in eating disorder treatment with both adolescents and adults at the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient level of care. My own food philosophy is based on the foundation that nutrition is about the big picture, not the minutiae of every meal. If we trust our bodies and the process, they can lead us to balanced eating in the long term.
I aim to be a compassionate voice and walk with clients to help them see that food is just one aspect of health and that giving food the power it doesn’t deserve distracts us from our truest purpose and passions in life. I look forward to our work together!
In my free time I enjoy baking bread, cooking, spending time outdoors, traveling and exploring new places. I grew up in The Mitten state and my heart is at home on the shores of the Great Lakes!