Plate by Plate to Recovery with Wendy Sterling

Wendy Sterling on using the practical Plate by Plate Approach to support people in healing from an Eating Disorder.


In this episode, Wendy steps us through her career as an Eating Disorder Dietitian and she shares more about historical exclusion of dietitians from the Family-Based Treatment (FBT) model, how the plate-by-plate aims to support FBT and empower parents, practical ways the plate-by-plate approach can be introduced (along with some real talk here!)  and how we can move forward and past any difficulties that may arise. We also hear what the plate model aims to do, why it has the ability to heal one’s relationship with food and some new and very exciting news!


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Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Supervisor through IAEDP, and a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She is the Team Nutritionist of the Oakland Athletics, and was the former nutritionist for the NY Jets, and Golden State Warriors. She is the owner of Sterling Nutrition, a nutrition private practice in the Bay Area, and utilizes a non-diet, Health at Every Size® approach. She is the co-author of “How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder.”  She and her co-author Casey Crosbie, RD, CEDRDS created the innovative approach to refeeding called the “Plate-by-Plate Approach®,” a no-numbers, visual approach, which has been featured in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also the co-author off “No Weigh! A Teens Guide to Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom.” She and her co-authors have an upcoming book, due out late 2021, for parents who want to help their teens with body satisfaction and their relationship to food. 

Wendy received her B.S. in dietetics/nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education at Teacher’s College at Columbia University where she also completed her dietetic internship.  

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