Nikki Vance, MS, RD
Nikki is a native of Newton, MA. Prior to pursuing a career in nutrition, she earned an undergraduate degree from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Environmental Science and went on to work for an environmental consulting firm in Connecticut. There, she developed an interest in green building, primarily energy conservation, and discovered her passion for teaching and connecting with people.
Years later, Nikki returned to Boston to attend Simmons College and become a registered dietitian. As a lifetime soccer player, she began her studies wanting to pursue sports nutrition. However, during one of her dietetic internship rotations at an eating disorder treatment program, Nikki found her calling helping clients redefine and develop a new relationship with food.
Nikki has worked at both Laurel Hill (residential treatment) and EDCB, Monte Nido’s partial hospitalization program in Boston. She practices from a Health At Every Size (HAES) lens and enjoys and believes in experiential nutrition therapy – grocery shopping, cooking, going out for lunch, and eating with clients. She believes eating disorder recovery is achievable through healing negative food associations along with evidence-based nutrition education and therapy and a collaborative team approach including a psychotherapist. Nikki loves to experiment in the kitchen and has taken a series of culinary courses at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. In her free time, you can find Nikki with her dog, Owen, walking the beach, boating, hiking new trails or relaxing in the dog parks. Nikki is also an active member of the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA).