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Kourtney Vandenburgh

Articles by Kourtney Vandenburgh, RD

Registered Dietitian

Kourtney completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics at California State University, Long Beach. She then completed her dietetic internship at Western Carolina University in North Carolina. Kourtney is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the National Eating Disorder Association. One of Kourtney’s great passions is to help people embrace the wonderful benefits of mental and physical wellbeing. She achieves this by working with clients to restore healthy thoughts and perceptions about food. Kourtney prides herself on providing tailored nutrition education to individuals and groups.

The Dietitian’s Role in Treating Trauma in Eating Disorders

Trauma has been linked to numerous negative health behaviors, including disordered eating and eating disorders. Trauma can include interpersonal violence such as bullying, domestic violence, social violence (wars and terrorism), natural disasters (earthquakes, fires), and chronic social stressors (poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia) [1]. In this way, marginalized identities, such as racial and ethnic minorities, women, … Read More