Articles by Katie Jackson, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Katie is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from Purdue University in May of 2018 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness and Health. She was a member of the Coordinated Program to complete her dietetic internship, which provided rotations in community nutrition, food service management, and medical nutrition therapy. Katie is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Missouri Dietetic Association. Prior to working at McCallum Place, Katie worked as a Nutrition Educator at Operation Food Search where she led nutrition and cooking classes for people of all ages. Katie joined the McCallum Place team in April 2019, working with patients in both the Residential and Partial Hospitalization Programs. She assists her patients to remove the stress associated with eating and learn how to have a healthy and flexible relationship with food where no foods are off limits.​

The Use of Feeding Tubes as a Tool to Recovery

An essential component of eating disorder treatment consists of adequately restoring the nutritional needs of each individual, ensuring sufficient nourishment to stimulate and support the healing process. It is very difficult for an individual in a malnourished state to think clearly and fully participate in all the modalities of treatment. Typically, oral feeding is the preferred … Read More