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Amy Gardner, MS, RD

Owner, Registered Dietitian

“I empower people to listen to their internal cues and become more attuned to their unique biological rhythms.”

Amy is the proud founder of Metrowest Nutrition, serving over 3,000 patients in the MetroWest/ Boston area. As a child, Amy watched several relatives develop serious, chronic health conditions, learning the importance of nutrition in managing them. In her teens, Amy became aware of the extreme societal pressure around body image, while also seeing how the way she fueled her body affected her athletic performance.

Amy’s early interest in nutrition and health led her to seek a bachelor’s in Clinical Nutrition at UNH. She went on to pursue a master’s from NYU, while completing a dietetic internship at the Bronx VA Medical Center.

Amy has 20 years of experience working with eating disorders.  She’s worked at all levels of care.  As Lead Nutritionist at the Klarman Eating Disorder Program and through consulting to several other programs at McLean Hospital, she developed a deep understanding of eating disorders and other complex psychiatric illnesses.  After building a private practice gradually for several years while working at McLean, Amy moved into full-time private practice in 2006 and went on to establish Metrowest Nutrition in 2011.

Amy has led numerous school programs from PK through college and spoken at professional conferences.  She  is a member of Boston Alliance to Diversify Dietetics (BADD) and Multi-service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA).  She as taken a number of psychology classes and is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) through UMASS Medical Center.

Specialties:

  • Eating Disorders
  • HAES/Intuitive Eating
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Pediatric and Family Feeding
  • Wellness