Courtney Perrin Bellino MS, RDN, LD
Relationships with food can be so tricky sometimes. The media is constantly releasing the latest diet trend and nutrition research is ever evolving, so it’s tough to say what’s “right”. Unfortunately, this is when we throw our hands in the air and hop on the diet train with our peers – because, why not?
Well, this doesn’t always work out well … and if it does, it’s unsustainable. How do I know? Firstly, because I’ve been there. Secondly, scientific research supports this fact that diets do not work. Thirdly, I’ve helped others who have been there – in a place where food seems too confusing and ignoring your body, while you tell it exactly what to do and when to do it sounds like a good idea. Again, that doesn’t “work” well for long, if at all.
I am here to offer evidence-based nutritional counseling for those with a history of chronic dieting, feeding or eating concerns, disordered eating behaviors, and eating disorders. I am extremely passionate about guiding patients to find their own recovery, and I have devoted my career to developing best practice strategies in treatment for all ages, genders, and backgrounds.
My focus is on the whole person, including both physical and mental health, by incorporating therapeutic frameworks such as Health At Every Size (HAES), Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT) throughout nutritional counseling sessions.
My professional goal is to help individuals expose their inner wisdom by way of a non-diet approach so that changes may be sustainable and life-long! My educational background, experiences, and frequent attendance at major conferences and workshops with nationally recognized colleagues and professionals allow me to practice this focus and expertise.
When I’m incorporating some self-care into my day, I’m either spending quality time with my puppy, visiting the local farmer’s market, walking in nature (usually by a body of water), listening to podcasts, grabbing coffee with friends, or catching up on a new TV show!
Education and Experience
- (2018) Presenter at NH Eating Disorder Conference, Meredith, NH Gastrointestinal Complications in Eating Disorders
- (2018) M.S. Nutrition and Health Promotion, Simmons College, Boston, MA
- (2015) Dietetic Internship, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
- (2014) B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics, Simmons College, Boston, MA
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- New Hampshire Dietetic Association