Courtney Huard

Courtney Huard
Registered Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN

Accepting new clients in Providence on Mondays (all day and evenings) and Cumberland on Wednesdays and Fridays (all day and evening) (updated March 2, 2017)

Courtney has extensive experience and expertise in providing high quality nutrition therapy, addressing a multitude of complicated health concerns... Courtney's easygoing, non-judgmental approach will immediately put a new client at ease, which is so important when talking about sensitive health issues...

- Registered Dietitian at Brown University (2016)

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If you are a prospective client, please schedule a phone consult above. For other inquiries, you can email Courtney here.

    About Courtney

  • Registered dietitian with offices in Cumberland and Providence, RI
  • Expertise in eating disorders, healthy weight management, general wellness, sports, infant/ toddler/ pediatrics nutrition
  • Has worked at numerous hospitals as clinical pediatric dietitian and college dietitian, including Hasbro Children's Hospital and Brown University

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Courtney received her Masters in Nutrition from the University of Rhode Island in 2011. In the past decade, Courtney has worked at numerous hospitals, treating patients with eating disorders. She began her first practice in Cumberland, RI, and has since opened a location in Providence to pursue her passion of helping college age students.

Her treatment specialties include eating disorders, weight management, food allergies, and sports nutrition. Courtney is an experienced professional with many years of experience treating a diversity of patients. She believes in treatment that includes a combination of therapeutic and dietetic practices. At the core of her practice is Courtney’s strong commitment to going above and beyond to help her patients. Through her accepting, open, and dedicated comportment, Courtney empowers her patients to heal and thrive.

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

" If you are thinking about calling a dietitian to come for a visit, I would say to not be worried or scared. I’m very open, non-judgmental, fun, humorous, and very easy to talk to. I love working and I love having visits with clients. I’ve done a lot of work with college students and adolescents with eating disorders and have a lot of experience with this, so I'm ready for you! "

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Private practice, Cumberland and Providence, RI, 2014 - Present
Seven Hills Rhode Island Early Intervention Program, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, 2016 - Present
Hasbro Children’s Hospital Early Intervention Program, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, 2013 - 2015
Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, 2005 – 2013
University of Rhode Island ‘Scientific Principles of Food’ Class, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kingston, RI, 2004 - 2005
Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) – WIC, Nutritionist, 2004-2005   
Tri Town Community Action Agency- WIC, Nutritionist, 2003
St Luke’s Hospital, Dietetic Technician, New Bedford, MA, 2002

University of Rhode Island, MS, Nutrition, 2011
University of Rhode Island, Dietetic Internship Certificate, 2004
University of Rhode Island, BS, Nutrition and Dietetics, 2002

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

Eating Disorders – Nutrition therapy for anorexia nervosa, binge eating, bulimia; purging after meals; use of laxatives; excessive exercise
Enteral Nutrition Management – Delivery of a nutritionally complete feed, containing protein, carbohydrate, fat, water, minerals and vitamins, directly into the stomach
Healthy weight management – Managing weight through healthy nutrition guidance, rather than fad diets or strict meal plans; finding snacks and meals that work with your lifestyle; building a healthy relationship with food
General Wellness – Assessing if one's diet is adequate and/or healthy; parsing through media-driven content to understand true nutrition values; figuring out if one is getting adequate vitamins and minerals
Sport Nutrition – Finding the right balance of fuel, protein, and other nutrients; working with athletes who have food allergies
Infant / Toddler / Pediatrics nutrition – What to do when your baby isn't feeding; what brand or type of food to feed your baby (e.g. large brand, organic, homemade); starting infant foods; transitioning from infant to table food and toddler feeding to independent feeding; overcoming picky eating; transitioning from baby formula to whole milk and low fat milk; understanding feeding beyond education given at well-child pediatrician visits
Food allergies / Gastrointestinal issues – Guidance with new pediatric or adult food allergies; label reading; understanding different terminology that may impact your food allergy; educating about resources online; e.g. nut allergies, celiac, lactose intolerance

clientele

CLIENTELE

Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Seniors (65+)

Languages

LANGUAGES

English

LOCATION

1. Providence location
255 Hope St 2nd Floor, 
Providence RI 02906

 
 

TRANSPORTATION

1. To Providence location
From Brown University

10min walk, 3min bus, 2min drive/Uber, 6min bike

From RISD
18min walk, 11min bus, 4min drive/Uber, 11min bike

From Johnson & Wales
31min walk, 20min bus, 11min drive/Uber, 16min bike

2. To Cumberland location
From Brown University

21min drive, 53min bus

From RISD
19min drive, 45min bus

From Johnson & Wales
20min drive, 45min bus
 


Why would you recommend this therapist? Courtney has extensive experience and expertise in providing high quality nutrition therapy, addressing a multitude of complicated health concerns. However, one’s knowledge of a specific health concern is irrelevant if they cannot effectively engage individuals, coaching them to make healthy lifestyle changes. Courtney’s easygoing, non-judgmental approach will immediately put a new client at ease, which is so important when talking about sensitive health issues. She takes the time to truly get to know her clients, and in doing so is able to find the approach that best works for them. She will not simply tell a client what they should do; she will work with that person to help set healthy goals, and find a path to achieving those goals.

How do you know this therapist? Courtney and I met during our dietetic internship at URI, and later worked together for 10 years at Hasbro Children’s Hospital before I left to join Brown University. In her time at Hasbro, Courtney specialized in the most challenging areas of nutrition care, including eating disorders, seizure disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders, just to name a few. Courtney has always put her patients/clients first, going the extra mile to make sure they are well equipped to meet their nutritional goals. Colleagues and clients alike all appreciate Courtney’s understanding and sensitive approach, which is so helpful when addressing sensitive health topics. Also, her witty sense of humor cannot be overlooked! Most recently, Courtney covered my maternity leave from Brown during spring semester 2016. Upon my return, I heard nothing but positive remarks and appreciation from both staff and students. I am quite selective with whom I refer a student to, and I would refer to Courtney without any hesitation and with great confidence that the individual will receive excellent care.


What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? disordered eating/eating disorders, gastrointestinal disorders (i.e. IBS, Crohn’s), weight management.
— Tracy Bergeron, RD, CSSD; Registered Dietitian at Brown University (2016)
I worked with Courtney for many years at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She is an excellent pediatric and adult dietitian. She has many years of experience working with with very complicated populations such as Eating Disorder and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) patients.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Healthy Nutrition for All Ages, Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders, Weight Management, Specific Diseases such as Diabetes or Gastrointestinal Diseases
— Stephanie M. Marchand, PhD, RD, private practice and hospital pediatric dietitian
Why would you recommend Courtney? I would absolutely recommend Courtney. She was especially qualified in feeding evaluations and interventions with children age birth to three and their caregivers. She was an excellent team member and was able to work well with other disciplines on the feeding team, including OT, speech pathology and psychology. Courtney was able to research and implement protocols for purée by G tube diets, which were developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She often worked on the formulas and talked with parents for trouble shooting after work hours. Courtney is a very conscientious and dedicated worker. She was well liked by all staff members in our program.

How do you know this therapist? I worked with Courtney at Hasbro children’s hospital early intervention program for 3 years. I also was Courtney’s EI clinical supervisor during that time. We were both members of the EI feeding team.
— Patricia Gricus, occupational therapist
Why would you recommend Courtney? I would recommend Nutrtionist Huard because she is an absolute breath of fresh air to be around. When I expressed to her my body image issues, my eating habits that troubled me, and whether or not I thought my workout regiment was too much, she tackled each concern with detail and guided me towards the right path of a healthier and happier mindset. I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my life and be happy in my own skin today if it wasn’t for her.
— Pastry chef, Johnson and Wales Alum '14 (2017)