Nutrition Lead + Senior Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Uses They/Them and She/ Her pronouns
Elizabeth Payne, MPH, RDN, CD is a nationally registered and state certified dietitian nutritionist (#DI60478790) specializing in eating disorders and body image issues. They received their Master’s degree in Public Health and Nutrition at the University of Washington. They completed a CDR-accredited dietetic internship at the University of Washington with a focus on eating disorder treatment with adolescents and adults. They have a background in research which includes four years as a Research Coordinator at the UW Center for Public Health Nutrition and almost two years as a Research Assistant working on primary research in the microbiology department at the University of Washington.
Elizabeth received additional training in trauma theory and body-based healing during four years of intensive training with generative somatics, an organization that integrates individual and collective healing within an anti-oppression framework, and is a certified somatic coach.
Elizabeth loves working with clients to help them reconnect with the wisdom of their bodies and build a trusting, joyful relationship with food. They provide evidence-based nutrition education and counseling using a non-diet and Health at Every Size© approach with an emphasis on social justice, attuned eating, body-trust, and weight-inclusivity. They believe that the work of eating disorder recovery is culture-change work and they are passionate about empowering clients to find freedom from their eating disorders. They are deeply moved and inspired by the bravery, strength, and vulnerability they witness in their clients every day.
They also enjoy spending time in the woods, and loves singing, making art, and swimming.
Elizabeth has professional interest and advanced training in: Attuned/ intuitive eating, culinary skills, diet recovery/ chronic dieting, digestive issues, family nutrition, Health at Every Size, LGBTQ issues/ gender affirming, RO DBT, somatic psychotherapy, systems of oppression, trauma, infant child feeding.