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.
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