Meet Taylor, your eating disorder dietitian nutritionist & specialist.
Taylor Aasand MPH, RDN, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, graduated from the University of Minnesota with her B.S. in Dietetics. Taylor attended the University of Minnesota School of Public Health where she completed her dietetic internship and obtained her MPH in Nutrition. She has years of eating disorder experience working in inpatient, residential, PHP, and IOP settings. Her passion is helping adolescents and adults heal their relationships with food and their bodies. Taylor believes it is a true privilege to walk side by side with patients as they build up their body and food trust.
Taylor’s ideal client:
Taylor has additional training and years of experience working with patients with eating disorders and disordered eating. She finds those patients experience both challenging and rewarding. Additionally, she enjoys working with parents and children regarding “selective” eating.
Eating disorders treated include:
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-Eating Disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder
- Rumination Disorder
Taylor is also trained in:
- Mindful eating
- Intuitive eating
- Body image
Success story from her clients:
“It goes without saying that I sought out Anderson Nutrition to better myself. Food has been an emotional coping mechanism for the better part of my life. There have been many trials, traumas, and no small amount of effort to change my eating lifestyle. However, all of the efforts That have been made could not yield the results I had so desperately sought. In time, hopelessness deterred my future efforts.
Those feelings were promptly put to rest upon meeting Taylor. Her guidance makes me feel confident that a healthy lifestyle with food is not out of reach. There is never any insecurities or discomfort in our meetings. The introduction of a journal and repetitive subtle changes in my diet has allowed me to reach substantial milestones. While there are still trials ahead and some days are better than others, I have never felt like there has truly been a difference until now. Taylor creates a welcoming atmosphere with her professional and honest guidance. To say that I am happy with Taylor’s hard work and patience with me is not enough, she gives me hope and strength to keep trying.” – 30-year-old female. Gilbert, AZ.
“I met with Taylor in September of 2018. I honestly had no idea what I was getting into or expecting, but I knew that I needed to change or a change in my life rather! I explained all the yoyo dieting that I was doing and where I was at now. I think Taylor knew or could sense my defeat. She actually told me to eat WHATEVER I WANTED. I had her repeat that because I wanted to make sure I understood. Taylor really broke it down for me in regards to “the diet”. She has been supportive and helped me be accountable for my life-changing journey! What I dig the most is that Taylor makes herself available to you and helps you help yourself.” – Joe. Gilbert, AZ.
Why is Taylor a dietitian?
“I took my first nutrition course in my freshman year of college as an elective. I had also been passionate about medicine, caring for people, and ideally curing and treating disease. Until that course, I hadn’t really thought about the way the food we eat impacts our health status. Crazy, I know. It was then when I got my first “taste” (pun intended) for prescribing nutrition for both a treatment and a preventative measure. The following year I declared my dietetic major and studied both clinical and community dietetics, meaning I like focusing on both individual dietary habits and changes and also community issues like food access and security.” -Taylor
How does Taylor stay healthy?
I live healthily by honoring my body’s cravings whether it be a big salad or an indulgent dessert. I enjoy trying new exercise routines and I’m currently practicing both pilates and yoga.
What else should you know about Taylor?
She got married in February of 2019.