Suzanne Pirkle MA,RD,LD,CEDRD

Specializing in nutrition counseling in the areas of eating disorders, weight management and sports nutrition, Suzanne Pirkle is an experienced, registered and licensed dietitian certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration in Adult Weight Management.  Suzanne has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Mississippi, completed a supervised dietetic internship and holds a Master’s degree in Health Education with emphasis in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. At UAB’s Department of Pediatrics, she was the nutrition trainee for the Leadership Education and Adolescent (L.E.A.H.) grant, focusing on a public health approach to treating adolescents with eating disorders within an multidisciplinary team. Suzanne is passionate about nutrition education and has given numerous conference presentations on eating disorders, sports nutrition and adolescent health.  

Suzanne’s philosophy of care is that healthful eating is within everyone’s reach, while also recognizing the dietary challenges that can come with disordered eating.  Her mission is to equip individuals to improve their health and wellness through a non-diet approaches to meet their personal goals.  Suzanne works closely with each client to help develop a healthier, more intuitive and sustainable relationship with food.  By addressing the emotional and physical relationship to food with nutrition education and counseling, individuals are equipped to lead a balanced lifestyle on the permanent path to wellness.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Alabama Dietetic Association
Birmingham District Dietetic Association

Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN)

International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD) 
Eating Disorder Coalition for Research, Policy, and Action
The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) 

IAEDP Alabama Chapter - Vice President

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amy claire grisham

ms,rd,ld
dietitian

Amy Claire believes in a non-diet, “all foods fit” approach to normalized, healthful eating.  Honoring both nourishment from and enjoyment of food are equally essential for physical and mental health. Food is fuel in many regards to a healthy, wholehearted life. Yes, nutrient dense foods physical nourish and fuel the body. But, food is also a means of connection to people and life-engagement (i.e. a birthday party, holiday get togethers, dinner with friends, etc.) that fuels the soul. Amy Claire encourages consuming all types of foods- where they work synergistically together for optimal nutrition benefits. Excluding certain types of foods (unless medically indicated) or food groups can lead to an unbalanced relationship with food that affects both physical and mental health. Amidst a culture of confusing and contradictory food messages and recommendations, Amy Claire is committed to providing sound, evidence-based nutrition research and practice. Through nutrition education and counseling- addressing both emotional and physical relationship with food and movement- Amy Claire hopes to help clients walk towards permanent health and wellness. 

Amy Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Dietetics from Auburn University. She received a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she also completed her supervised dietetic internship. During her graduate studies, Amy Claire was a selected nutrition trainee for UAB’s Department of Pediatrics Leadership Education and Adolescent (L.E.A.H) and Nutrition grants, where she worked as dietitian within an interdisciplinary team in outpatient adolescent eating disorder and nutrition clinics. As a registered and licensed dietitian (RDN, LDN), she has worked at Castlewood at The Highlands Treatment Center for Eating Disorders and is also Dietitian for the USA Wheelchair Rugby Paralympic Team. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Sports, Alabama Dietetic Association (ALDA), and Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) groups.”


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amy liscomb

rdn, ld
dietitian
 

Amy Liscomb is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Coach, pilates and yoga instructor. She has a passion for helping others find peace with food and honor their bodies through mindful nourishment and movement. Amy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Alabama and completed her dietetic internship experiences at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona and The Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Work experiences include the Lexington Athletic Club Wellness Program developer, Pediatric Clinical Dietitian at University of Kentucky Hospital, developing and testing recipes for Oxmoor House Test Kitchens and private consulting. In addition, Amy is a comprehensively certified Pilates instructor at Club Pilates and teaches both pilates and yoga at the YMCA.

Amy is passionate about delicious food, nutrition and fitness and strives to help clients develop a healthy relationship with food and exercise by nourishing body, mind and spirit. She is able to help clients of all ages with a myriad of nutrition concerns including Sports Nutrition, Disordered Eating, Diabetes, Food Sensitivities, and de-mystifying cooking for families. Her philosophy embraces a positive non-diet approach toward helping clients find freedom from rigid food rules and focusing on a plan toward achieving balance and optimum wellness.