Nutrition in Recovery Mission Statement:
Nutrition in Recovery is dedicated to the promotion of both physical and nutritional wellness as primary components of addiction recovery. By incorporating a highly specialized Registered Dietitian Nutritionist as a member of the treatment team, Nutrition in Recovery aims to bridge the gap between nutrition and addiction recovery. Through informing and encouraging behavior change with respect to food, Nutrition in Recovery will help contribute to positive long-term recovery outcomes.
About Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Maria Schellenberger MS RDN
Maria Schellenberger, MS RDN, has a background in Psychology and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. After working as a Behavioral Interventionist for several years with children with severe dietary issues, she followed her curiosity for nutrition. She completed a coordinated Master’s and Dietetic Internship at the University of Southern California and earned a Master’s degree in Nutrition, Healthspan and Longevity. As part of her Master’s Capstone project, she investigated the utilization of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment facilities. Her research findings have been published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and in the Journal of Community Health.
Maria specializes in helping those with eating disorders, and assists clients in recovery with an inclusive food philosophy of conscious eating. She works closely with clients to personalize treatment plans that fit their needs, and encourages celebration of small victories along the journey. Maria strongly believes that nutrition and intuitive eating are critical to physical health and mental wellbeing, and hopes to share this vision with others.
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