My goal is to create an understanding and relationship with food and nutrition based on individual needs and evidenced based nutrition information. I want my clients to appreciate the role balanced nutrition can play in one’s physical and emotional health. By developing supportive, simple strategies and non-diet approaches to eating, I help individuals create a relationship with food based on nourishment rather than deprivation.
How I work
As a clinical dietitian, I take great pride in supporting and improving the lives around me through nutrition education. I began my career as a clinical dietitian providing medical nutrition therapy to patients in various acute care settings— ranging from oncology, maternity, and NICU/ICU. My previous experience has laid a strong framework in understanding how to support clients with accurate and applicable nutritional strategies while also listening to the needs of the individual.
My passion for working with adults and adolescents with eating disorders developed from a strong passion for cooking from my family and exposure to those struggling with disordered eating within competitive athletic environments. As a former college athlete and competitive volleyball player, I understand how challenging it can be to balance eating for nutrition and performance as well as choosing foods for enjoyment. I want to make a difference in the world around me and achieve that goal by challenging the negative implications of eating disorders and disordered eating.
License & Education
Registered Dietitian, CDR 1096337
Dietetic Internship, San Francisco State University
Bachelor’s Degree, Nutrition and Dietetics, San Francisco State University
I completed both my BS degree and didactic internship at San Francisco State University (SFSU). During my time at SFSU, I deeply strengthened my love of nutrition and commitment to helping others through a year long study abroad program in South Africa — learning about the needs of the culture and developing effective nutrition programs within local communities. I have worked as a clinical dietitian at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC) for the last 7 years and currently serve as the lead dietitian for the Center of Anorexia and Bulimia at ABSMC. I work closely with adults and adolescents across varying levels of care through the use of individual meal plan support, nutrition education groups, and therapeutic meal experiences to help clients break down the distortions around eating behaviors. In addition to my time at ABSMC, I support clients in an outpatient setting specifically for the treatment and support of eating disorders and disordered eating.
“I want to say that Nicole is one of the warmest, most compassionate people I have ever met. Not only is she an incredible dietitian, she probably singlehandedly helped me recover by showing me facts and science and allowing me to feel compassion for myself.”
“Nicole is amazing. I feel motivated for life after every single one of our sessions.”