Nutritional Services For Eating Disorder Treatment
Registered Dietitans at The Community Health Collaborative specialize in nutrition rehabilitation and work with individuals to create and maintain a balanced meal plan. Additionally, they provide Nutrition Therapy for men and women recovering from eating disorders. Eating disorder related illnesses that are treated include: anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. Appointments provide ample time for thorough, collaborative nutritional sessions. Following your appointments there will be timely coordination with the rest of your treatment team.
Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD
Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics in the Bay Area in California. She specializes in sports nutrition, eating disorders, and weight management. Wendy maintains a private practice in Menlo Park and Los Altos, California.
Wendy is currently the Team Nutritionist of the Oakland Athletics. She has consulted for the Golden State Warriors, Menlo School, New York Jets (2006-2013), NY Islanders, and Hofstra University’s Women’s Lacrosse and Volleyball teams, where she worked directly with players to improve endurance, speed and explosiveness. She is a Sports Performance Nutrition Consultant for a variety of Sports Agencies, where she helps athletes achieve peak performance prior to the NBA draft and NFL Combine. Wendy is part of the United States Olympic Committee Sports Dietitian Registry. She works closely with competitive athletes in order to enhance sports performance and gain a competitive edge.
Wendy worked at The Healthy Teen Project, an intensive outpatient program and partial-hospitalization program for teens struggling with eating disorders, from 2014-2017. Wendy provided nutrition counseling to children and adolescents in the Eating Disorders Center at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York which is part of the NS-LIJ Health System from 2001-2011. There she worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team, evaluating and treating a spectrum of eating disorders and disordered eating, including Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Wendy has been on the Clinical Advisory Board of Project HEAL, a nonprofit organization created to aid in the funding for the treatment of eating disorders, since it was created in 2008. Wendy is a co-author of “No Weigh!! A Teen ’s Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom,” which is forthcoming from Free Spirit Publishing. She is also currently working on “PlateED: A Parent’s Guide for Refeeding Your Teen with an Eating Disorder.”
Wendy is a co-founder and co-owner of FOODWIZE, a company that specializes in menus that are kid friendly, nutritionally sound, and parent approved.
Wendy received her B.S. in dietetics/nutritional sciences from Cornell University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education at Teacher’s College at Columbia University where she also completed her dietetic internship.
Kacey Legnitto, MS, RD, CEDRD
Kacey is a Registered Dietitian who treats individuals suffering from eating disorders, disordered eating, compulsive eating, and emotional eating. She is also a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and Intuitive Eating Certified Counselor. She helps guide individuals towards making peace with food and their bodies.
Prior to joining The Healthy Teen Project in 2017, Kacey served as the dietitian at Cielo House Comprehensive Eating Disorder Recovery Program. She has also worked with athletes at the University of Oregon and in a corporate wellness program at Intel in Mountain View, CA. Kacey manages a private practice in Los Altos, CA where she works with individuals suffering from Eating Disorders. Kacey is passionate about helping individuals heal their relationship with food, their bodies, and exercise.
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 to earn her RD.
Apart Ramadurai, RD
Aparna Ramadurai is an independent nutrition consultant and registered dietitian with over 13 years experience in clinical nutritional management, medical and surgical weight management, health education and wellness. She specializes in adopting evolving medical and technological research into developing nutritional strategies for community health and wellness.
Aparna completed her Masters/Certificate training in Dietetics at Loma Linda University, CA and is certified in Adult Weight Management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. After practicing medical nutrition therapy at an inpatient facility for 6 years, she specialized in surgical and non-surgical weight management for the past 4 years. She has worked extensively with patients undergoing gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures by modifying their lifestyle prior to surgery and helping them manage their post-operative nutritional needs. In addition to weight management, she has worked with individuals suffering from Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer and other medical conditions.
Aparna is passionate about counseling and health education with primary emphasis on lifestyle management which is key to any successful Health & Wellness program. Her approach to nutrition care is personalized to each patient’s needs. One diet or lifestyle choice does not fit all. She believes that a healthy, moderately-portioned, balanced diet combined with adequate physical activity lays the VITAL foundation to a healthy LIFE!