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North Carolina Eating Disorder Dietitian, Nutritionist for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge-Eating, and Disordered Eating

How We Help

If you or your loved one struggles with disordered eating habits, we can help. 

As eating disorder dietitians and nutrition therapists, we support you with improving anxious or compulsive thoughts and your relationship with food. We provide gentle nutrition and eating disorder treatment, education, and guidance.  We also help foster intuitive eating while reducing anxiety and shame around food and the way you see your body.

Our eating disorder nutritionist will combine our specialized nutrition knowledge with trained behavioral skills to support eating disorder recovery. Together, we develop sustainable individualized diet plans and behaviors for optimal health.  

We work with patients experiencing anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), orthorexia, pica, PANS, anxiety eating, compulsive eating, and other disordered eating habits.

How Does a Dietitian Help with Eating Disorders?

A registered dietitian nutritionist is an essential part of an interdisciplinary team for supporting eating disorder treatment and recovery.  We work closely with this team, which may include doctors, therapists, case managers, nurses, and/or psychologists. We combine our nutrition knowledge with strong counseling skills to create a caring and positive space for our patients. 

Some of the specific roles of an Eating Disorder Nutritionist include:

  • Create a safe environment to address your relationship with food and body issues that are barriers to optimum health                                                          
  • Ally with you to discover and enhance your ability to re-direct and sustain the behavior and capability needed to sustain nutritional, physical, and emotional well-being
  • Re-direct behaviors to encourage sustainable nutritional, physical, and emotional well-being
  • Translation of nutrition science into practical advice on healthy eating
  • Gentle education around the value of macro and micronutrients
  • Calculating nutrient needs
  • Creating tailored meal plans
  • Adjusting plans based on eating disorder history and behaviors (i.e., restriction, purging, or laxative abuse)
  • Practical education around food shopping, meal planning, and preparation
  • Normalizing healthy eating behaviors
  • Recommendation of dietary supplements for safe nutrient repletion
  • Monitoring of nutritional status through a nutrition-focused physical exam, micronutrient testing, screening, and biometrics

What’s the Difference Between an Eating Disorder Dietitian and Nutritionist?

The word ‘nutritionist’ is legally meaningless.  On the other hand, eating disorder dietitians have a minimum of a master’s degree in an accredited nutrition program, a year-long clinical internship, have passed a board exam, then have additional training and experience working within the specialized field of eating disorders. 

Eating disorder dietitians can legally provide medical nutrition therapy for disordered eating, meaning they can provide insurance-covered medical care for diagnosed eating disorder patients.  ED dietitians also are qualified to collaborate with other licensed healthcare professionals on the care team, such as physicians and mental health professionals. 

Whether you, or a loved one, struggles with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, or other disordered eating problems, working with a registered dietitian nutritionist for your recovery ensures that you receive evidence-based, quality, and effective nutrition therapy.

Who Should Work with an Eating Disorder Dietitian?

We support with improving disordered eating, body image concerns, and nutritional status for individuals with:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder / Compulsive Overeating
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Night Eating Syndrome
  • Orthorexia
  • Pica
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) – meeting some, but not all of the criteria for an eating disorder. 

We work with adults, adolescents, and children.  We also can screen for disordered eating and refer to qualified allied professionals as needed. We are an outpatient clinic and do not provide inpatient care for eating disorders. In cases where inpatient care may be needed, we coordinate and refer as necessary.

Our team of ED dietitian specialists optimize oral nutrition with a food-first approach and additional use supplementation as needed and appropriate.  Simultaneously, we support the emotional and psychological side of anxiety and compulsion around food, weight, and body image.  However, we are not mental health professionals.  We require that our clients with eating disorders work with a mental health professional and a registered dietitian nutritionist for eating disorders simultaneously.

Eating disorders are serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.  Thus, it’s critical to work with an allied team to identify suspected eating disorders and to support with recovery in an appropriate care setting.

Moore County, North Carolina, Eating Disorder Dietitian Nutritionists

Kay Graner, MNS, RD, LDN, IFNCP

Kay Graner is an eating disorder dietitian with over 35 years of professional practice.  She uses a whole-body approach that acknowledges the connections between mind, body, and spirit.  In addition to her training and education in eating disorder nutrition, Kay also has training and credentials as an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP). She additionally has training and expertise in gastrointestinal (GI) nutrition therapy.

Kay’s specialized training and education in disordered eating includes:

  • EDRDPRO – Online training for weight-inclusive Eating Disorder training. 7/11/2020
  • “From Struggling to Thriving”: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Dietitians- online program 7/2020 (in progress)
  • Workshop-Tending the Feminine Psych -Nutritional Psychology with Francie White & Anita Johnston 11/ 2019
  • Workshop- Mind. Mood and Food. Center for Mind Body Medicine. Certificate of Training 9/2019
  • Workshop- Eating and Mood Disorders. The University of North Carolina School of Medicine 11/ 2010
  • The Renfrew Center Annual Conference In Philadelphia, PA focusing on Obesity and Eating Disorders 11/2006
  • Workshop- Children, The Feeding Relationship and Weight. Ellen Satter, MS, RD, LCSW, BCD in Atlanta, GA 5/2005
  • Workshop- Body to Die For: Advanced Training in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and Body-Image Disturbance in Women- Adrienne Ressler 4/2003
  • Workshop- Tending the Feminine Soul with Francie White Omega Institute 2001
  • Advanced Skills Training Workshop for Professionals Treating Eating and Body Image Distortions with Francie White and Carolyn Costin 4/2000
  • Developed Program, brochure, and presenter for First Health Moore Regional Hospital with Behavioral Services: Eating Disorder 9/1999
  • CLark-Dartmouth Clinic, PA Southern Pines NC- Consultant for Nutrition Therapy: Eating Disorders -group and individual therapy. 1994-1996
  • Rumbaugh Mental Health- Fayetteville, NC- Nutrition Consultant for Children and Adolescents with Emotional Eating issues. 1990- 1995

Brittany Hampton, MS, RDN, LDN

Brittany Hampton is a Registered Dietitian with nearly fifteen years of experience in nutrition counseling and practice. She earned her Bachelors of Science from Miami University of Ohio and completed her dietetic internship in South Carolina.

Across her career, Brittany has grown to recognize the effect of our culture on eating mindset. Thus, she is passionate about supporting clients who struggle with disordered eating and eating disorders. Her approach is to empower, educate, and support others to nourish themselves. She is eager to help clients build confidence in their relationship with food.

Brittany has completed the online nutrition counseling course with world-renowned eating disorder dietitian Marci Evans, with other certifications in the works. Additionally, she is a member of the North Carolina chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) Foundation. Britt is committed to providing the highest level of care to her clients while listening and providing an intuitive eating approach. Clients will appreciate her compassion and empathy, and will feel empowered to re-claim their lives. 

In her spare time, you will find Brittany being active: running, hot yoga, and surfing (if there’s water nearby) are some of her favorite ways to move. She is also always on the hunt for the next best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Taking pictures is another of her hobbies. Most of all, Brittany is lucky to be the mom to four wild littles who keep her busy and laughing.

Get Medical Nutrition Support for Eating Disorder Recovery

Get help starting today.  Contact us to get started with skilled and compassionate nutrition therapy for eating disorders.  You can call us directly at (910) 585-6748, can send a message via our contact page, or can book a short call with our clinical team HERE.

We offer consultations both via video telehealth and at our clinic in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Telehealth may not be advised in some clinical cases. Your eating disorder nutritionist and dietitian will provide you with an individualized recommendation on this.

For referring providers, please complete our referral form HERE and return it by fax or HIPAA-compliant secure email attachment.

For details about your insurance coverage, visit our INSURANCE PAGE.  On that page, please download our insurance script for the specific questions that you can ask your insurance company about coverage with us.

Overview of Our Results-Driven Process

Step 2

We want to know more about you! By completing our secure forms, and any labs you wish to provide, we create a full assessment. Gives us the whole story!

Step 3

Meet with us for your first initial visit. We’ll review your assessment and give you several choices for first steps. Then, you’ll get a detailed plan with all of the info and support that you need for success!

Step 4

Complete any desired additional assessments. These include: Functional lab testing, body composition or metabolic assessment, or blood glucose monitoring (all optional).

Step 5

If desired, get additional support with group programs or weekly email check-ins.

Step 6

Meet with us on a recurring basis to further optimize your plan, move to further stages, and achieve independent wellness!

It’s never too early to get help with an eating disorder. Working with a licensed and trained eating disorder nutritionist and dietitian is the standard of care as part of the whole care team. With our support, you’ll have a path forward to wellness.

Want to discuss the details? Then book a free call with us to discuss how we can support you.

Schedule a Free Chemistry Call

Wondering if we’re a good fit? Then we’d love to meet you! Let’s jump on a short call. We’ll discuss your health challenges, goals and how we can support you to achieve those goals.

Nutrition Professionals You Can Trust

Many claim to be a nutritionist. However, only a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) meets rigorous academic requirements. This includes: Extensive clinical training, a nutrition degree from an accredited university, passing a rigorous board exam, and meeting continuing education requirements. Further, we are Licensed Registered Dietitians (LDNs) in the state of North Carolina. We are credentialed in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. We also stay informed of the guidelines set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This allows us to provide our patients with expert nutrition counseling they need for success.

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