Let go of the no.
Enjoy eating again!
Why did I become a Registered Dietitian?
I knew at an early age… Actually it’s in my high school yearbook under my name! Being very interested in science and wanted to go pre-med, I however, I had a few role models that were in the nutrition field that swayed me. The connection between nutrition and health was fascinating to me and still is. Nutrition is a science based area of practice and its relation to health is ever changing.
The passion for working with clients in the area of eating disorders/disordered eating arose from my love to work on putting puzzles together... not all the pieces fit and you sometimes cannot find the right piece… But eventually you come up with an end result that works.
The treatment of eating disorders is not linear. Some hills and some valleys. It takes patience, insight and compassion. Food is not the issue but only a symptom of the problem.
My work gets me out of bed and on my way with purpose. It’s an honor to continue to be a part of this field and learn something everyday.
-Ellyn Silverman, RD, MPH,CEDRD
Education and Certifications
Bachelors of Science, Nutrition, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Masters of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Fellowship in Metabolic Disorders and Physician Assistant , University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, CA
Member of the National Eating Disorder Association
Member of the International Eating Disorder Association