Rebecca Aslam MS, RD, LDN

Posted April 5, 2024

Rebecca is a registered and licensed dietitian who is driven to help her clients develop a healthy relationship with food. She offers a safe, inclusive, compassionate space for her clients to learn about the practices of mindful and intuitive eating, to break down old thinking patterns and influences of diet culture, and to empower clients to make lasting, positive changes in their lives. She embraces the Health At Every Size® (HAES) framework in her counseling practice. If you have felt stuck in cycles of dieting, felt held back by poor body image, and nothing you’ve tried has addressed the root causes of your struggles, Rebecca would love to work with you to help you change that.

Rebecca’s experience prior to Healthier Tomorrows includes serving individuals working on their mental health, including healing from disordered eating. She has an extensive background in plant-based nutrition and loves sharing with people the evidence-based benefits of including more plants on their plate, and particularly working with personal needs and preferences for people who might find this challenging. She has also worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings that focus on oncology nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health. She has personal experiences with fertility and pre- and post-natal nutrition, feeding neurodivergent children, the challenges of feeding yourself well while in the trenches of parenting, and working with folks in the LGBTQIA+ community.

She received her Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University, as part of their Coordinated Program in Dietetics, which matched her to internships at the Lahey Clinic, Tufts University, and Cooking Matters in Massachusetts.

In her free time, Rebecca listens to audiobooks, especially fantasy and science fiction, and watches genre shows, while nerding out about adaptations. She enjoys theater and music, yoga and hiking, and playing board games with her kids.

Margaret Dahl MS, RD, LDN, CSSD

Posted August 28, 2023

Margaret Dahl is a registered and licensed dietitian with a background in both sports nutrition and eating disorders, including the intersection of the two. She focuses on creating a body- and food-neutral environment when working with her clients in order to help them reach their health and wellness goals. She understands that pursuing behavior change is often difficult and requires empathy, patience and support, and Margaret enjoys supporting and guiding her clients with nutrition education while incorporating Health at Every Size principles into her practice.

Margaret enjoys working with athletes of all levels and abilities, having worked with both professional and college athletes. She also enjoys working with clients struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. Prior to joining the Healthier Tomorrows team, she working with clients at higher levels of care, with a focus on the IOP level of care, and she has experience working with children, adolescents and adults.

Margaret received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She received her Master’s degree and finished her dietetic internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and is pursuing her certification as an eating disorder specialist.

Nicole Hayes MS, RD, LDN

Posted April 7, 2023

Nicole is a registered dietitian who has a passion for helping her clients develop a relationship with food that allows them to enjoy all of the benefits that food has to offer, from energy to enjoyment, socialization and community.  She believes that all food serves a purpose and can be part of a nourished life.

Nicole specializes in working with clients with ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) and pediatric feeding disorders. Nicole works with clients to help them expand the variety of foods they enjoy as well as build the confidence and skills needed to help become more adventurous eaters. Nicole combines food exposures, food tastings, cooking experiences, and nutrition education to help provide support to those struggling with limited and selected eating patterns.

Nicole received a bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition from Johnson and Wales University and completed her clinical training through Metropolitan State University in Denver. She received her Master of Science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Prior to joining Healthier Tomorrows, Nicole worked at an eating disorder treatment facility with patients at inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization levels of care. Before becoming a registered dietitian, Nicole completed culinary school, earned an associate’s degree in baking and pastry, and spent time working in a number of bakeries and restaurants.

In her free time, Nicole spends time with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and three cats. Nicole loves to socialize with her extended family and friends and share meals with them.

 

Maggie Herin MS, RD, LDN

Posted May 15, 2023

Maggie is passionate about guiding her clients to a better relationship with food and their bodies. She practices from a place of compassion and empathy, recognizing each client has their own unique story. Maggie takes her passion for metabolism, biochemistry, cooking, intuitive eating, and recovery and helps her clients learn the skills needed to empower their health and recovery journeys. She loves working with clients of all ages and genders, but takes particular interest in adolescents and adults in recovery from eating disorders and chronic dieting. With her background in inpatient adolescent eating disorder recovery, she recognizes the value in a multidisciplinary approach with consistent communication with each client’s care team. In addition to her experience working with adolescents in recovery, she has also worked extensively in pediatric and adult transplant, oncology, infant/toddler, trauma, and chronic disease management, from ICU to outpatient levels of care.

Maggie lives in Memphis, TN, where she completed both her graduate and undergraduate degrees. She is currently working towards her certification as an iaedp Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and is (only slightly) obsessed with reading the latest scientific literature regarding all things nutrition. In her free time, Maggie loves experimenting with sourdough baking, going for runs with her dog, Duke, and exploring the newest events and restaurants in her city.

Dara Ledwitz RD, LDN

Posted April 7, 2023

Dara is a registered dietitian with a passion for using food as medicine and utilizing a holistic approach to help clients heal their relationship with food. Dara believes that food is much more than just nutrition, it can help to create internal and external balance and is a central part of life that holds so much joy! Dara loves to help clients rediscover the joy in food they may have lost. She also loves to empower clients by providing them with facts and tools they can use to be intuitive with their nourishment. She values creating a comfortable, safe, and welcoming environment in a virtual setting. Dara is passionate about functional nutrition, eating disorder recovery, intuitive eating, and helping clients leave the diet mentality behind.

Previously, Dara worked in a private practice that specialized in functional nutrition. Dara utilizes this functional approach in helping clients identify the root cause of any imbalances they may be feeling by examining areas in their lives outside of their diet, such as their stress, sleep, and overall environment. Dara has counseled clients in eating disorder recovery, picky eating, intuitive eating, cardiovascular health, and preventative functional nutrition. Dara has experience facilitating 1:1 meal exposure cooking classes for individuals in their eating disorder recovery and clients with picky eating and food aversions.

Dara attended the University of Vermont where she received a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Food Science and a certificate in Integrative Medicine, and completed her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dara also became a certified yoga instructor before going off to college! Dara’s love for yoga influenced her passion for integrative nutrition, intuitive eating, and her holistic counseling style.

In her spare time, Dara loves practicing yoga and spending time at the beach with her family and four dogs. She also loves to travel, trying delicious restaurants, or creating recipes of her own! Also, a phrase you will often hear her say is that you can pronounce her name as “Sara”, but with a D instead of an S!

Maggie Lefavor MS, RD, LDN

Posted October 27, 2023

Maggie Lefavor is a registered dietitian who believes that all foods fit and have a purpose. Maggie learned from a young age the power of food as a source of connection and love, having grown up sharing her homemade desserts with friends and family. She is passionate about helping her clients develop a better relationship with food and their bodies, as these relationships are lifelong. Maggie practices from a non-diet, Health at Every Size aligned point of view.

Maggie received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from La Salle University in Philadelphia and then received her master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Alabama. Maggie has extensive experience working with clients with eating disorders and disordered eating and has worked in eating disorder treatment for her entire career at all different levels of care including, inpatient, PHP, IOP, and outpatient. Maggie enjoys meeting virtually with clients and especially loves supporting clients with cooking and eating during sessions.

Maggie lives near the beach with her husband and their dog and loves getting to walk to the beach whenever she wants. She enjoys playing golf and pickleball, reading, cooking and baking, spending time with her family, and trying new restaurants with her friends.

Cara Mowery MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC

Posted October 28, 2022

Cara is a registered and licensed dietitian and an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) who enjoys walking alongside clients in their health journeys to provide tailored support that meets their needs and fosters a positive relationship with food. She believes food is meant for both nourishment and enjoyment and strives to help individuals worry about food less so they can focus more on what’s important to them. Prior to joining the Healthier Tomorrows team, Cara worked in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment. She has particular interests in women’s, pediatric, and adolescent health. As an IBCLC, she loves sharing her passion for breastfeeding with families and offering breastfeeding education and support to help them meet their infant feeding goals.

Cara attended North Carolina State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences. She went on to complete her Master of Science in Nutrition and dietetic internship through Meredith College. She completed her lactation coursework and clinical lactation training to become an IBCLC through North Carolina State University.

Outside of work, Cara enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and church community, baking, reading, and cheering on the NC State Wolfpack!

Kelsey Smith RD, LDN, CLC

Posted May 15, 2023

Kelsey is a registered dietitian who is very passionate about eating disorder care and recovery. She views nutrition and caring for the body from a social justice, body liberation, Health at Every Size, intuitive eating lens.

Kelsey has experience working in eating disorder treatment at partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. She works with all ages and genders but especially enjoys working with adolescents and young adults.

Kelsey also has experience in community nutrition, supporting families with infants and young children nourish their body with limited financial means. Her rounded experiences sharpened her appreciation for the intersections of mental health, physical health, and social determinants of health.

In addition to eating disorder care, Kelsey also enjoys supporting individuals nourish their body and manage their medical conditions through an evidence-based, individualized, weight neutral approach especially for management of diabetes, PCOS, high cholesterol, blood pressure, and gastrointestinal disorders.

Kelsey completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of North Florida, where she is currently finishing her Master of Science program in Dietetics.

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