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Shelby Santin, RD, CEDS


Registered Dietitian

Shelby Santin Nutrition Counseling
Falls Church, VA,
United States

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Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- Eating Disorders
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
- Avoidant Restrictive Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Anorexia (AN)
- Intuitive Eating
- Other Specified Eating Disorder (OSFED)
- Bulimia (BN)
- Body Image
- Disordered Eating
- Chronic Dieting
- Purging
- Picky Eating
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- Trauma Informed
- Health At Every Size®
- Intuitive Eating
- Fat Liberation
Age Groups Served:
- Teens (13-18 years old)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- Trauma
- College Students
- Adolescents
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

I believe that everyone is the expert of their own body and this is why autonomy is of utmost importance to me in my work with clients. I see my role as a weight inclusive dietitian to be a gentle and compassionate guide alongside someone's recovery journey. I hold space for my clients as they explore how fat phobia, racism, weight stigma, family and other lived experience have impacted how they interact with food. My approach to health is to look at the big picture and everything that may be impacting someone's health. Ultimately, I believe that “health” is something that everyone can have their own definition for, and the pursuit of health is not a moral obligation. If my clients are interested in health enhancing behaviors, I explore what this would look like for them specifically vs. what diet culture says this should look like. I am a Health at Every Size® provider because I feel that the current weight centric health care system causes harm, does not consider body autonomy, social determinants of health or a person’s lived experience. The current health care system harms those with marginalized identities and bodies more significantly.

About Me & My Practice

I decided to become a dietitian because I love food. I believe that food is more than fuel. It connects us to community, culture, and joy. I have experience working with those suffering from eating disorders at all levels of care. I started my private practice so that I could work with a wider range of clients and have more flexibility and time to guide someone through their food recovery journey. I am passionate about educating other professionals about weight inclusive care and how to identify and treat eating disorders. I am a pizza and snack enthusiast. I love traveling and trying foods of different cultures.

Accessibility Considerations

My office is on the second floor and is not wheelchair accessible. I offer virtual session and they would not be accessible without internet access.

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