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Bobbi Boteler, RD, LD, CEDRD

About Bobbi

Bobbi Boteler is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian in Columbia, Maryland, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with eating disorders, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), emotional eating and chronic dieting.

Bobbi worked in private practice with Rebecca Bitzer and Associates for 6 years before transitioning into Empowered Eating LLC in 2011.

Bobbi received her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maryland and completed her Dietetic Internship through the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Additionally, Bobbi has completed extensive eating disorder training from top experts in the field and continues to stay on top of new treatment protocols and research. Bobbi is a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian (CEDRD) awarded by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Additionally, she has received training in Family Based Therapy (FBT) and inpatient/residential eating disorder training from top treatment centers in the country.

Bobbi is a founding member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD). Bobbi served on the Board of Directors for the Eating Disorder Network of Maryland from 2013 to 2016.  Currently Bobbi is on the Board of Directors for Rock Recovery. Bobbi is also a committee member for the Carroll County Public Schools Curriculum Council where she works closely with the county health supervisor to reform how health education is presented to children with the mindset of “do no harm.”

Bobbi leads a weekly Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) support group, as well as a monthly family support group, both open at no cost to the public.

Bobbi is recovered from her own eating disorder, which has been the driving force in her career path, passion for advocacy and awareness, and her strong connection with clients and families she works with.

Bobbi lives in Carroll County with her husband and three children. She is passionate about helping parents raise competent eaters.

My Approach

I tailor my approach for each client, however, I particularly enjoy using elements of mindfulness to elicit compassionate behavior change. I strive to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy in an accessible and effective way for all of my clients. I am proud to be an anti-diet dietitian who supports the Health at Every Size (HAES) movement.

I am passionate about supporting parents in raising competent, joyful eaters. I utilize Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility (sDOR) when working with families.

I have successfully treated a wide-range of conditions in a diverse client population. I am happy to have supported children, adults, elderly clients, males and females, the LGBTQ community through their recovery journey.

I strongly value the relationships and trust that I am able to build with each of my clients. I am confident that these relationships are one of the foundations for supporting my clients’ recoveries. I work with each of my clients as a whole – taking into account their values. Clients often comment on my warmth, empathy and passion for the work that I do

I am passionate about helping people recover from eating disorder and body issues. I am grateful to have helped so many people find freedom from eating disorders and body hatred. Let’s work together to reach your goals.

Upcoming/Recent Speaking Engagements​

  • Health at Every Size/Weight StigmaSenior University of Maryland Nutrition Class, May 2018.
  • Eating Disorders –St John’s Episcopal Church February, 2018.
  • Nutrition in the School SettingCarroll County Professional Development Day for Health Teachers, August 2018.
  • Carroll County Public Schools Curriculum Council Meetings, 2019- Ensuring the quality and alignment of curriculum and instruction county wide

*I am taking on a limited number of new nutrition therapy clients. If spots are full, I am happy to refer you to another clinician or put you on a wait-list. ​

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