TAMMY COOK, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD
Tammy is a registered, licensed dietitian, certified eating disorder dietitian, and nutrition therapist. Nutrition therapists are registered dietitians with special interests in doing long term, relationship based counseling. I integrate theories and techniques of counseling psychology into nutrition practice to facilitate changes in client’s beliefs and practices relating to food, health and weight.
The process of becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist is a rigorous one that denotes a high level of competence in eating disorder treatment. By examination, the clinician has demonstrated specific knowledge of the eating disorders field. The person has also further demonstrated their professional competence by documentation of extensive clinical practice with eating disorder clients.
Many dietitians approach their clients by telling them “what” to eat. Tammy focuses more on helping clients understand the “why” and “how” they eat. This allows Tammy to get a deeper understanding of their relationship to food and better assist them in healing that relationship.
B.S. in Dietetics from Missouri State University. Graduated Cum Laude.
M.S. in Dietetics from St. Louis University. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Professional Affiliations (Past and/or Present):
St. Louis Dietetic Association (SLDA)
Missouri Dietetic Association (MDA)
American Dietetic Association (ADA)
American Heart Association (AHA)
St. Louis Eating Disorder Network (SLEDN)
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
Additional Communities Served:
Washington School of Medicine and Graduate Schools
John Burroughs School
Parkway, Rockwood and Francis Howell School Districts
Southwest Baptist University
University of Mississippi National Speakers Bureau
I’ve been working in the field of dietetics and nutrition for over 25 years. I have had the opportunity to work in many areas over the last 2 decades including: hospitals (inpatient and outpatient), clinics, home health, public speaking, wellness, teaching, foodservice, sanitation and inspections. My private practice has allowed me to see clients individually and in group settings. I have conducted many body image workshops and co-led numerous eating disorder groups. I’ve also worked in the fitness industry as a personal fitness trainer.