A Message from Jessica
You’ve read what other people have to say about me and my presentations. I find it much harder to write about myself. What I can share that will help you know me:
I’m a dietitian who was trained in school to look at the word through anthropologist eyes. I try to understand dysfunctional eating behaviors in all of their forms without making assumptions or generalizations about an individual’s experience.
I’m a natural caregiver who wants to help others to heal and a natural educator who wants to share what I know.
What I believe about eating and disorders:
The way someone eats and the beliefs that they hold can be as crucial to their health as the substance that they eat.
Eating disorders are unhelpfully named by the symptoms that they cause, not the underlying illness. We must treat the underlying illness to provide full recovery.
Treating eating disorders – the diseases – is impossible if we don’t connect with the people who are experiencing them.
The current insurance system that segregates Behavioral coverage from Medical coverage unfairly discriminates against anyone with mental illness, particularly those with eating disorders.
I am an eater, a treater, a researcher and a writer, a speaker, a dietitian, a parent and a teacher. I have worked in this field for 20 years and believe that there is much more we can do. Above all, my greatest skill is the way I present. Let’s work together to make a difference in your organization and the world. Email me or tell me more about your event plans here.
I’m excited to hear from you!