Elyse Metelka, MS, RD, CDN is the owner and founder of Elyse Metelka Nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN). Her specialties include eating disorders and disordered eating, intuitive eating, sports nutrition, weight management, and vegetarian nutrition. Elyse has an additional specific specialty in sports nutrition for figure skaters. Elyse has competed at the national level on the University of Delaware’s Collegiate Figure Skating Team. As a lifelong figure skater (which she has been doing since the age of 12), Elyse is passionate about educating athletes on the topics of nutrition and eating disorders so that athletes can learn to nourish and fuel their bodies enabling them to perform to the best of their ability.
Elyse considers herself to be an "anti-diet" Dietitian. Put more simply, this means that she believes that diets don’t work and instead encourages her clients to incorporate all foods and eat balanced. Elyse helps her clients to heal their relationships with food, eating, and their bodies by teaching her clients to practice intuitive eating. Working individually one-on-one with her clients at Elyse Metelka Nutrition, Elyse individualizes each session for each client based on their own unique needs and goals.
Elyse completed her BS degree in Nutrition and Food Science and also her MS in Nutrition degree at Hunter College in New York City. After completing her MS degree, Elyse worked at Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center and then completed her dietetic internship through the Hunter College Dietetic Internship Program at The Renfrew Center, Food Services Group, and Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Elyse has a passion for advocating for individuals with eating disorders, as well as educating the public to help increase awareness about eating disorders. She has worked with the Project HEAL and on the helpline at the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) to help those affected by eating disorders. Elyse is currently a member of the Project HEAL HEALers Circle, helping to increase access to eating disorder treatment by providing free treatment to a Project HEAL grant recipient. She is a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) with DPG memberships in Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN), Weight Management (WM), Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC), and the New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA).