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Kris Lindsey, MPH, RDN, LD


In a world full of nutritional advice, bodies become the battleground. Eating can become frustrating, unsatisfying and harmful to wellbeing. I empower my clients to connect with their bodies to find their inner food compass—leading to greater freedom and flexibility with eating.

What I know...

  • food is a basic need for all humans, regardless of size
  • bodies keep humans safe and alive, and require reliable and adequate food/fuel to keep body systems running smoothly
  • adequately nourished bodies support mental, emotional and physical wellness
  • weight is not a good indicator of health, and weight loss is not a behavior

What I believe...

  • at the heart of our behaviors are good intentions
  • culture implicitly and explicitly connects worth and health to body shape and size, informing our weight-related biases
  • poor body image can hinder mind-body communication
  • we’re all doing the best we can, in any moment, even when coping with food or doing unkind acts to our bodies
  • relationships with others, ourselves and our bodies can be healed
  • compassion for our own suffering is at the heart of healing
  • when you’re ready to dive into this work, you will know ♥

My professional lenses

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Your body needs regular, adequate nourishment from food to help you live your best life. Let's assess your eating patterns and identify opportunities to support your authentic sense of wellbeing.

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

A kind mind-body connection allows for eating patterns that support wellbeing and feel sustainable. The Intuitive Eating framework guides the practice. Let's see how attuned you are with your body.

Internal Family Systems® (IFS) Practitioner

When all your best efforts have not shifted the unhelpful food and/or body narratives and behaviors, you may feel stuck and hopeless. Exploring where you feel stuck using IFS can unlock meaningful opportunities to heal from the inside out.

Education, Credentials, and Certifications

Education — Accredited Degrees

Master of Public Health, graduated 1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Maternal and Child Health Traineeship

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition, graduated 1998, University of Maine at Orono

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, graduated 1990, University of Maine at Orono


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN):


      • Accredited degree program with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
      • Dietetic internship including six months of full time supervised practice experience.
      • Pass the national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
      • Earn 75 continuing education units every 5 years.

Licensed Dietitian (LD):

      • State of Maine License #DI711
      • State of New Hampshire License #1434
Certifications & Additional Training
  • Internal Family Systems® Therapy Level 1 Training Program, Completed June 2023
  • Internal Family Systems® Continuity Program 2023 (current)
  • Internal Family Systems® Continuity Program 2022
  • FBT-Informed Nutrition Counseling; Working with Adolescents and their Families in Eating Disorder Treatment (version 2.0), offered by EDRD Pro, 2023
  • Internal Family Systems® (IFS) Online Circle Training, 2022
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Training, 2018
  • Body Image Training for Clinicians: The Missing Piece of Whole Body Healing, 2020, Taught by Marci Evans, MS, CEDRD-S, LDN and Fiona Sutherland, APD, RYT
  • Satter Model Trained:
    • Treating The Dieting Casualty Workshop 2001
    • Feeding With Love and Good Sense 2002
Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians and Professionals (EDRD Pro)