Sarah Nichols, RD, LD, CEDS
Director of Dietary Services
Sarah Nichols is the Director of Dietary Services at Esperanza, and she also serves as the adolescent and family dietitian. She leads a team of 3 talented nutrition professionals. She believes that family and support systems are an extension of the treatment team and play a critical role in recovery. Sarah is a resource and guide for both the patient and their support system. Her approach is scientific, non-judgmental, and individualized to the unique presentation of each patient and family system. She values the expertise of her colleagues at Esperanza and sees teamwork, both among staff and with patients and their loved ones, as a cornerstone to recovery.
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Iowa State University. She completed her dietetic internship through the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to her Registered Dietitian credential, she is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS), and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (CIEC). She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Though her primary focus is nutritional counseling for individuals with eating disorders and their families, she is also knowledgeable regarding nutrition therapy for medical conditions such as food allergies, endocrine, cardiovascular, and gastro-intestinal conditions.