Courtney  Huard
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Courtney Huard

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science, MS Registered Dietician, RD Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, LDN
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence, Cumberland Not Accepting In-person

Unable to accept new clients until January 2022- for telehealth or in person sessions. If interested, please complete contact form with more information about yourself. Thank you so much!

This dietitian is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island dietitians on Zencare.

Updated November 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Intuitive eating / Non-diet approach
  • Family feeding / nutrition
  • Picky eating (ARFID)

Professional statement

Courtney is a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist with offices in Providence and Cumberland, Rhode Island. Drawing from over 15 years of experience in various levels of care, Courtney has deep expertise in supporting individuals and families with disordered eating and eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and ARFID and chronic dieters. She works closely with her clients to help and support them through eating disorder recovery and in developing a healthy relationship with food through a non-diet approach and a Health at Every Size lens. Highly attuned to the needs of her clients, she is passionate about helping them learn to trust their inner body wisdom and reject diet mentality.

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 an interdisciplinary collaboration. Through her accepting, open, and dedicated style, she empowers her patients to foster self-compassion, body kindness, body respect and nourishing practices.

Courtney welcomes clients of all ages to her offices in Providence and Cumberland, where she takes takes special care to create a warm and non-judgmental space for clients to begin healing their relationships with food and body. Remote sessions are also available.


Message to clients

If you are thinking about reaching out to a dietitian, it's normal to have mixed feelings. My hope for you is to consider your needs and please know I am open, caring, non-judgmental, easy to talk to and bring fun and humour into my work. Let's face it, life can be a challenge. Finding joy where we can is helpful. I love the work that I do and am passionate about helping others. The goal of my work is to guide and support individuals and families on their journey to a healthier relationship with food and with their body. The journey can take time and can have its ups and downs. I look forward to being a supportive provider as part of your treatment team!


Specialties

Eating disorders - Supporting individuals with their: restricting, purging, binging, calorie counting; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating)

Pediatric nutrition - Supporting parents around child feeding and nurturing a positive food environment to assist in their child's growth and development

Intuitive eating / Non-diet approach - Guiding individuals to learn to be more in tune with your body and your relationship with food; mindful eating using internal cues, less focus on external dietary prescriptions

Family feeding / nutrition - Advising families towards positives attitudes and competence with eating and feeding their families

Picky eating (ARFID) - Working with children, teens, adults whom have picky eating, extreme picky eating and ARFID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder) - using Responsive Feeding Therapy (RFT) principles to improve their relationship with food




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Providence College Student Health Insurance (Cigna)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (90min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo

Location(s)

Providence practice
154 Waterman Street, Suite 6 - First floor, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 930a-6p
  • Wed 930a-5p
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cumberland practice
655 Mendon Road, Suite 2C , Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 930a-5p
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1-5p
  • Tue 930a-4p
  • Wed 930-5p
  • Thu 930a-5p
  • Fri 930a-4p
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Cumberland and Providence, RI, 2014 - Present
Seven Hills RI Early Intervention Program, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, 2016 - 2017
Hasbro Children’s Hospital EI Program, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, 2013 - 2015
RI Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, 2005 - 2013
URI ‘Scientific Principles of Food’ Class, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kingston, 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

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


Licensure

Rhode Island: LDN00561


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"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."

- Stephanie M. Marchand, PhD, RD • December 2019

"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."

- Patricia Gricus, occupational therapist • December 2019

"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."

- Tracy Bergeron, RD, CSSD • February 2016

Client testimonials

"I would recommend Nutritionist 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."
- Johnson and Wales Alum '14 • January 2017