about the eat with knowledge team
Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD-S is a Registered Dietitian and the owner of Eat With Knowledge in Nyack, NY.
She is on a mission to help people heal from diets, and find peace and balance with their food choices. She leads a team of dietitians who support the philosophy, “Feel Fabulous about Food!”
As a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, Jennifer combines her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, psychology, and physiology to help clients understand their eating behaviors, and gain the insight needed to make positive changes for their health.
She is an expert in the field of eating disorders and also supervises other Registered Dietitians. She is involved with the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, the National Eating Disorders Association, and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). She is the Co-Social Media Chair for the New York City Chapter of iaedp.
Jennifer also helps Dietitians, Clinicians and other Wellness Professionals build their own businesses. Pursuing Private Practice is the arm of her business that helps others get their own private practice up and running to achieve their own success. She is the author of two books, Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Start Your Own Business and Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Grow Your Own Business. She is also the creator and instructor of the Pursuing Private Practice Masterclass E-course, now available to professionals.
Jennifer completed her undergraduate training at Pennsylvania State University in Nutritional Sciences, and continued to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, to complete her dietetic internship. She received her Certified Diabetes Educator credential in 2009 and her Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian credential in 2014. Jennifer has professional affiliations with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, and the Westchester Rockland Dietetic Association.
Jennifer is a frequent guest in the media, often talking about positive nutrition, body image, healing from dieting, and educating others about eating disorders. She also loves to talk about all topics related to private practice! She has given presentations at conferences and workshops to audiences from 10 to as many as 1,000 people, and has been featured in news articles and on podcasts. For Jennifer, each presentation is an opportunity to share with her audience her positive message about food.
Elyssa Toomey, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) has spent her career creating change for individuals, families and communities. She received her BA in Sociology and Biology from Smith College, a degree in nutrition from Montclair State University and completed her dietetic internship with the College of Saint Elizabeth.
Elyssa combines medical nutrition therapy with advanced training in eating disorders, intuitive eating, mindfulness and functional medicine. She believes in an integrative approach, blending evidenced based science with Eastern philosophies to meet her clients’ personal nutritional needs. Additionally, she created a body positive curriculum for adolescent girls, which uses the philosophy and movement of yoga combined with meditation and nutrition to build self-esteem.
Elyssa supports her clients in finding their unique work-life-family-self balance. Elyssa is a passionate foodie and yogini who believes that living a life that nourishes you at every level is the answer to authentic health, happiness and success.
Not sure where to start?
Reach out to Jennifer today and book a complimentary consult to determine your next best step.