Overall health and well being is influenced by many factors, not the least of which is how we nurture ourselves with food, physically and emotionally.
Amy Jaffe is a nationally registered, state licensed nutrition professional. She has been practicing in the field of nutrition for over 20 years, specializing in eating disorders and weight-related issues in children, adolescents and adults.
Her clinical practice includes 8 years at Miami Children’s Hospital, nutritionist at the Aventura Children’s Center, consultant for the Eating Disorders Program at the Jewish Community Service and four years at the Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders in Coral Gables. In addition, she has consulted at the Oliver-Pyatt Treatment Center for Eating Disorders in South Miami. Amy was a professor at Florida International University in the department of Dietetics and Nutrition for 18 years, teaching Nutrition Counseling and directing the graduate Dietetic Internship Program. She co-authored the textbook used in college curricula titled “Nutrition Counseling and Communication Skills” to train dietetics students in the art and science of nutrition counseling.
Amy maintains an active role in the nutrition community and has served as President of the Miami Dietetic Association, with several elected board positions on the Florida Dietetic Association. She has provided numerous presentations and interviews locally and nationally, on the radio, TV, newspaper and print media on topics related to dieting, eating disorders and weight management. She also participates in advocacy for prevention and education regarding eating disorders at the local and national levels and is the co-chairperson of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Committee in Miami Dade County.
Honors include Greater Miami Dietitian of the Year, Distinguished Dietitian, National Outstanding Dietetics Educator, American Dietetic Association and she was a peer reviewer for Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
She currently enjoys an active private practice at Miami Counseling and Resource Center and specializes in weight management issues and in the treatment of children, women and men with eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating. She works closely as a member of a multidisciplinary eating disorder treatment team.
“My approach is highly individualized, holistic, and my style is to collaborate with patients, rather than dictate to them, using a non-diet approach and philosophy.”
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