Meet the Dietitian
Hi, I’m Hannah, the founder of Huguenin Nutrition. I'm a Registered Dietitian (RD) and food relationship expert. I love what I do! I’ve spent the past 16+ years working directly with individuals who have eating disorders and disordered eating. I have worked in the outpatient, inpatient, partial-hospitalization (PHP), and intensive outpatient (IOP) settings at two of the nation’s top eating disorder treatment centers — The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt and The Eating Recovery Center -Baltimore. I have a BS in Dietetics, MS in Dietetics and Nutrition, and training in treating polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
I often get asked what is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian (RD)? A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a nutrition expert who has a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition science or dietetics, completed a dietetic internship or 1200 supervised practice hours, and passed a national certification exam. RDs also have to complete at least 75 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits every five years to keep their credentials. A nutritionist has no clear definition. It could be someone that took a weekend nutrition online course, an enthusiastic professional dieter, someone with a Ph.D. in nutrition science, or even my cat, Cheeto. There is no regulation on what the term means or who can use it. It’s important to work with someone that has the training and experience to best meet your needs.
From my experience, many people do not realize that along with serious physical and mental side effects, eating disorders steal time and joy from people’s lives. Eating disorder recovery not only helps restore the individual mentally and physically, but it connects the person back to their relationships in life. I also work with many individuals who do not have an eating disorder.
DO ANY OF THESE STATEMENTS SOUND LIKE YOU?
“I feel guilt, shame, and anxiety about eating.”
“I want to have peace with food and reclaim my body’s ability to intuitively eat.”
“I am in the process of eating disorder recovery or would like to start.”
“I have PCOS and am confused on how to best manage it.”
“I feel out of control with food.”
If this sounds like you, I can help. I would be honored to meet with you! Please fill out the contact form located at the top of the page, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Currently, I’m only providing telehealth appointments. Good Faith Estimates and consent documents are available upon request as well as superbills for out of network reimbursement.
Hannah (Huguenin) Wantz, MS, RD, LDN