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Amy Gardner, MS, CEDRD, RYT is the founder of Metrowest Nutrition, LLC, a multi-disciplinary practice centered around healing relationships with body and food. She is creator of the iMove® program based on her book, iMove, Helping Your Clients Heal from Compulsive Exercise. Amy is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and a Registered Yoga Teacher practicing in the Boston area.
Amy’s own recovery from an eating disorder inspired her to work with this population. She has more than twenty years of experience helping people heal from eating and exercise disorders and has been mentoring other clinicians through her practice and other clinical settings for almost as long. She holds a bachelor’s in clinical nutrition from UNH, a master’s in clinical nutrition from NYU and completed her dietetic internship at the Bronx VA Medical Center in 1999.
Amy has worked at all levels of eating disorder of eating disorder treatment care. As lead nutritionist at the Klarman Eating Disorder Program she worked with adolescents in a both residential and partial care settings. Through her work at Klarman and several other programs at McLean Hospital, Amy developed a deep understanding of eating disorders and other complex psychiatric illnesses.
In addition to her nutrition and yoga training, Amy has a solid background in psychology. She incorporates mindfulness, breath awareness and meditation into her work drawing from her extensive training which includes the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness (MB-EAT) through UMASS Medical Center. Amy also brings sensory integration awareness to her work. She’s certifies in the Sensory Motor Arousal Response Treatment (SMART) method for working with children with trauma.
Amy has led numerous school programs ranging in audience from preschool through college. She speaks regularly at professional conferences. Amy is a member of Boston Alliance to Diversify Dietetics (BADD), the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Multi-service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA), International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).