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Natalie Harris, RD, CD

Dietitian

Natalie J. Harris, RD, CD is a registered dietitian who received her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed her coordinated internship program through Mount Mary College.  Natalie has completed additional training in Satter Feeding Dynamics Model and Treating the Dieting Casualty by the Ellyn Satter Institute.  She has also completed training in Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN.

Natalie has been working in the outpatient and intensive outpatient eating disorder recovery setting for the past 5 years, prior to this, she gained experience treating eating disorders in partial hospitalization, residential and inpatient levels of care. Natalie enjoys the opportunity to assist individuals and groups in normalizing their eating patterns in an outpatient setting by assisting in the transition from a rigid meal plan to a more competent eating pattern. Motivational Interviewing is the main method Natalie uses to assist individuals in their recovery process.

Education & Trainings:

  • BS Dietetics UW-Madison
  • Coordinated Undergraduate program at Mount Mary College
  • Training by the Ellyn Satter Institute in Treating the Dieting Casualty and the self study course for Your Child’s Weight Helping Without Harming using the Satter Feeding Dynamic Model as it applies to child overweight/ obesity.
  • Intuitive Eating Certificate by The Original Intuitive Eating Pros

Specialty

Eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulemia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Disordered Eating and Chronic Dieting.

What made me decide to go into this specialty

After realizing that I did not want to major in education, I switched to dietetics, with the help of my advisor.  In hindsight, I probably gravitated toward dietetics, due to my interest in dieting and weight management.  After graduating from college, I learned how to be free from dieting through a program that no longer exists but taught me to eat intuitively (before Intuitive Eating was a term).  After having kids,  I learned how to feed them and to teach them to be competent eaters, using Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility.  When I realized that it was time for me to go back to work, I knew that I had a heart for helping people establish a healthy relationship with food.  Rogers Memorial Hospital as the perfect place to start my journey towards working with patients on their journey to eating disorder recovery.