Libby Parker

About Libby Parker, MS, RD

Hi, I’m Libby, and you have probably been poking around my website seeing what we do – AWESOME!

 As you are aware by now, I am a Registered Dietitian (RD), or “nutrition expert” (see what it takes to become a RD HERE) who loves helping people re-learn how to eat intuitively. I am also the owner of NYAN.

 In 2019 I published an ​ED recovery book for college students -“Permission To Eat” – and just adopted a child! ​Uff-da! I’m tired! (and originally from Minnesota).

 Besides helping people have a better relationship with food,​some of my favorite things to do are: sing (I use a lot of song lyrics in my everyday conversations), dance, act (yes, I’m a musical theatre geek, and hope to someday perform on Broadway!), read novels, run (first, and probably last, full marathon in 2015), and drink café au lait (with a berry scone, preferably).

Registered Dietician
Registered Dietician

Libby’s Experience

Education

Registered Dietitian, July 2012-Present
Dietetic Internship, California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

Master of Science – Nutrition
Emphasis on Eating Disorders
​University of St. Joseph

Bachelor of Science – Nutrition & Dietetics, Leadership Minor
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Awards & Recognition

San Luis Obispo County “Top 20 Under 40” (2017)

Best-Loved Nutritionist Blogs (2018)

Top 21 Nutrition Blogs You Should Know About (2017)

Best Nutrition Blogs (2017)

Top 150 Blogs for Health and Nutrition (2017)

Top 100 Nutrition Blogs (2016)

​Top 100 Natural Food Blogs (2018)

Best Nutritionist Blogs (2017-2018)

100 Leading Sites For Holistic Nutrition Consulting and Therapy (2014)

Selected Experiences

Nutrition Counseling & Education
Not Your Average Nutritionist, LLC, ​San Luis Obispo, CA
September 2012 – present

Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian
Cal Poly SLO Health Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
March 2016-Sept 2018

Food Science and Nutrition – Adjunct Faculty
Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA
Aug 2014-present

Health Coach & Registered Dietitian – Corporate Wellness
Provant Health / PG&E (Diablo Canyon), Avila Beach, CA
Jan 2015-March 2016

County Public Health Nutritionist (RD)
San Luis Obispo, CA
Dec 2013-Aug 2014

Volunteer Dietitian for Eating Disorders
Central Coast Treatment Center IOP / PHP
Santa Barbara, CA
June 2013-June 2014

Fitness Instructor
San Luis Obispo YMCA
Aug. 2012-Dec 2013

Press

Libby is a contributor for several publications, and is frequently interviewed in the media.

See all of Libby’s writing and media appearances on the press page.

Certification & Memberships

Registered Dietitian: Commission on Dietetic Registration, July 2012-present. Keeping current on research and developments in the dietetic world.
Certificate of Training: Chronic Kidney Disease, August 2013
ServSafe Certified, January 2014

International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals: 2019-present

Eating Disorder Suicide Prevention Committee: SLO, Founding member, 2018-present​

​Broadway Makers Alliance: 2020-present

Personal Trainer, Certified: National Academy of Sports Medicine; 2010-2018

Spin Instructor, Certified: Mad Dog Athletics; 2012 – 2016

National Institute of Health (NIH) Certified: For human research; Jan 2017

Tobacco Cessation Certification: U of Massachusetts; Jan 2015

Dancing with Ed: Founding board member; March 2016 – Sept 2017

International Association of Dance Medicine: member July 2016 – July 2017

HEAL SLO: San Luis Obispo community public health coalition, member since 2012. Collaborated on sugar-sweetened beverage reducing committee

Leadership Minor: Understood and applied broad systems thinking while working in an East African/Somali community. Met with focus groups and stakeholders, and learned how to constructively reflect on experiences

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: California Dietetic Association, Costal Tri-Counties Dietetic Association, 2010-2015 (and board member 2013-2015). Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG, 2012-2014,
​Behavioral Nutrition Health DPG 2014-2015.

University of Minnesota: Student Counsel Liaison, 2008-2010
A.N.D. Dietetic Internship Scholarship Recipient, 2011

Student Organization of Nutrition and Dietetics: University of Minnesota
2008-2009 Member of the year

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