This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing Melainie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD), founder of BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ in NYC. We will explore how disordered eating, Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder may impact pregnancy and motherhood.
Often women will diet and exercise with great precision postpartum to ‘lose the baby weight. When does his behavior go from normal to detrimental to perhaps dangerous? How can a woman who struggles with an eating disorder face pregnancy in the healthiest way? Can she manage postpartum without returning to old negative behaviors?
Our babies need us to be healthy and well, and our children benefit from seeing us eating in a healthy manner. Modeling a poor relationship with food may usher in similar attitudes by our kids. Showing children healthy eating patterns sets them up for an appropriate relationship with food. Melainie will also detail what to do if you feel you may be struggling with an eating disorder and how to get help.
Learn more about my guest, Melainie Rogers
Melainie Rogers, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD is the founder and executive director of BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ and Melainie RogersNutrition LLC in New York City. She received her education in Melbourne, Australia where she was born and raised. She obtained a degree in Biochemistry from Melbourne University and completed a Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition from Deakin University. Upon coming to the United States she earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition at New York University.
Melainie developed her passion for treating clients with eating disorders while working at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Obesity Research Center in New York City. Her understanding of the research behind obesity gave her a unique perspective on eating behaviors and binge eating disorder specifically.
In 2002, Melainie developed the largest private group nutrition practice specializing in eating disorders in New York City. As she saw a need for more services for eating disorders, she established BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ in 2009. BALANCE offers a unique integrative treatment program that provides comprehensive outpatient care for the spectrum of eating and body image disorders.
Melainie Rogers is a recognized expert on eating disorders and is a dynamic speaker and educator. Among her many affiliations Melainie is an advisory board member to Center for Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB) and is a member of the board of The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). She is the co-founder and first President of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) New York Chapter and an iaedp-accredited clinical supervisor in the treatment of eating disorders.