Kacey Legnitto, MS, RD, CEDRD

Eating Disorder Dietitian & Intuitive Eating Certified Counselor

Kacey Legnitto is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, and an Intuitive Eating Certified Counselor. She specializes in supporting others through eating disorder recovery, becoming an intuitive eater, and in sports nutrition.

 

Eating is meant to be joyful, free of guilt, and nourishing. This can become challenging in a looks-obsessed world. There is also so much nutritional information available today, which can make eating over-complicated and confusing. Kacey’s goal is to support each individual in using their internal wisdom and strength to cultivate a way of eating that feels supportive mentally, physically, and emotionally. Together we will navigate the ups and downs to making a peaceful relationship with food and body.

 

Kacey is a proud, anti-diet Registered Dietitian. She practices from a weight inclusive space, using a Health at Every Size & Intuitive Eating informed approach. Kacey believes there is no “right” type of body and that health cannot be represented by a number. When we honor our bodies signals, allow ourselves to enjoy satisfying foods (without guilt or food rules), and engage in self-care, our bodies will settle at a place that is unique to each individual.

Education & Experience

 

Kacey is currently working full-time at the outpatient level of care in her private practice, Willow Mind & Body. Kacey also sits on the Bay Area board for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) as their Certification Chair. 

Prior to working full-time in her private practice, Kacey worked with adults recovering from eating disorders in a residential treatment center. From 2017 to 2020, Kacey worked at The Healthy Teen Project, an intensive outpatient and partial-hospitalization program for adolescents recovering from eating disorders. Kacey has been working with teens and adults at the outpatient level of care since she opened her private practice in 2017.

Outside of the eating disorder recovery field, Kacey has also worked in the following settings: Sports Nutrition & Corporate Wellness.

 

Kacey received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from California State University, Chico. She earned her Master’s Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, with an emphasis in Dietetics, from Eastern Illinois University and completed her dietetic internship at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Advanced Certifications:

Kacey is recognized as a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).

  • Kacey received this certification under the supervision of Marci Evans, MS, CEDRD-S, LDN, cPT.

 

Kacey is recognized as an Intuitive Eating Certified Counselor and completed her advanced training under the guidance of Evelyn Tribole MS, RD.

Training:

 

  • Advanced training in Eating Disorders

  • Advanced training in Intuitive Eating (Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor)

  • Training in Body Image Healing

  • Training in Motivational Interviewing

  • Training in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

  • Training in working alongside therapists using Family-Based Therapy approach

  • Training in Responsive Feeding

  • Training in Mindful Eating 

Memberships

 

The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IADEP)

 

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

The Center for Mindful Eating

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In case of emergency please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. For non-emergency eating disorder information and referrals, please call NEDA at (800) 931-2237. 

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