Meet Melissa & The Team
Melissa Bloom, Founder
MS, RD, LD + Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDS)
Food is my passion and mashing the diet culture is my mission as an Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian. We live in a world that promotes disordered eating. Many of us have no idea that we have been exposed to an abundance of misinformation about nutrition and the human body. Certainly, it’s time for that to change. It’s time for all of us to learn how to thrive, despite the toxicity of diet culture that saturates our media and daily conversations.
I am a Texan, born and raised. As a competitive tennis player in my youth, my background includes athletics. I have taught tennis professionally as a USPTA certified coach, and I still enjoy playing. It truly is a lifelong sport!
I obtained my Master’s Degree in Nutrition at Texas Woman’s University and completed my Dietetic Internship there. Then I started my professional career in bariatric surgery and nutrition in the media until I moved into eating disorders at the inpatient and residential setting. As a result, I was recruited to build and direct nutrition treatment at various outpatient settings.
My passion for the outpatient treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating grew, and I have stayed in this type of setting since. My expertise is in working with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and disordered relationships with food that may not involve eating disorder behaviors. EmpowRD welcomes adolescents, teens and adults; individuals and families.
NORA ZAMZAM, REGISTERED DIETITIAN
Nora received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science with an emphasis in Medical Nutrition Therapy at California State University, San Bernardino. Over the past five years, Nora has worked primarily in clinical settings, with children, adolescents and adults with chronic diseases, eating disorders, bariatric surgery.
Her true passion is helping people create a healthy relationship with food and their body. In her free time, Nora enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
About EmpowRD nutrition
Eating Disorder Treatment Counseling in Dallas, TX
EmpowRD Nutrition Co. provides virtual and in-person outpatient nutrition services for adolescents, teens and adults with eating disorders and disordered eating. Above all, we believe that everyone deserves to live a life free from the cages of toxic diet culture to which we are subjected. We also believe in science-backed nutrition information and implementation, not fad diets. Most importantly, nutrition is a science, not an opinion, and this is the motto we live by at EmpowRD Nutrition.
EmpowRD Nutrition’s Mission
It is our mission to provide nutrition therapy with compassion, empathy, and expertise at an individual pace to all of our clients.
Together We Can
Continue eating disorder recovery for ARFID, BED, OSFED, ANR, + BND
Smash diet culture!
Learn how to work with your body
Simplify the science behind nutrition
Improve your relationship with food
Live a happier, more fulfilled life!
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Take the first step towards transforming your relationship with food. We can do this together.
Start focusing on intuitive eating and gain the resources and help you need to enjoy food again!