Kristine Sinner, MS, RDN, has been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years and has been practicing Dietetics for over 25 years with a specialized expertise in the area of eating disorders, and severe malnutrition.
She is a skilled Clinical Dietitian with well-developed medical nutrition therapy skills and has worked with hundreds of clients within the full spectrum of disordered eating diagnoses. She comfortably manages the nutrition care plans for males and females age 0-99 and for the most complex of nutritional disorders. She has extensive experience with establishing individualized treatment plans and works carefully and creatively with clients and their families to “meet her clients where they are” in their place in recovery.
She is committed to providing sound and effective patient teaching strategies focusing on positive patient outcomes. Kristine has extensive counseling experience including individual, group and family nutrition counseling as well as education in inpatient and numerous outpatient settings. She offers meal planning, shopping, food prep and kitchen skills training and direct 1:1 individual or family mealtime observation and support. Kristine specializes in meal management training to assist her clients with the successful management of their meal plan within the confines of busy work and school schedules.
Kristine adheres to a Non-Dieting philosophy as her nutritional approach to weight management and has led multiple didactic and experiential groups in support of (HAES) Health at Every Size. She is passionate about the importance of the relationship a client has with her treatment team and emphasizes trust and safety as THE key elements of her nutritional practice. The foundation of her nutrition counseling style is individual and family education based and centers primarily on helping clients and their families dispel myths relating to food and body image, helping clients trust and reconnect with their bodies’ own physical hunger and satiety cues and master the art of mindfulness with self-feeding.
Kristine’s experience is extensive. After earning her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics in November of 1995 she functioned as the Director of Nutrition inpatient and outpatient services for the Eating Disorder program at Forest View Psychiatric Hospital in Grand Rapids Michigan. At the same time, she also maintained a private practice alongside two Eating Disorder practitioners C.T.E.D. (Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders) lasting for 8 years and with Dr. Patricia Dauser ED.D along the west Michigan lakeshore.
Kristine later returned to the valley in 2003 and has dedicated her time and efforts exclusively to eating disorder treatment in inpatient/residential/intensive outpatient and private practice arenas. During this time Kristine co-authored a nutrition/meal planning patient education manual entitled “Meal Planning Handbook- Strategies, Tips and Techniques- A Practical Handbook for Everyone” to assist individuals with managing the real life challenges of meal purchasing, prepping and packing meals to support continued success in their recovery.
Kristine earned her B.S. undergraduate degrees in both Counseling Psychology and Clinical Nutrition from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, her pre-professional practice program (AP4) at Arizona State, and her graduate degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics also from Arizona State University. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietietics (ADA), the ADA practice groups of Weight Management (WM) and Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) and is a member of The Central Arizona District Dietetic Association (CADDA).