Courtney is a registered dietitian with offices in Providence and Cumberland, Rhode Island. Drawing from over a decade of experience in various levels of care, Courtney has deep expertise in supporting individuals with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. She works closely with her clients to help them develop a healthy relationship with food through intuitive eating, a non-diet approach to well-being. Highly attuned to the needs of her clients, she is passionate about helping them learn to trust their inner body wisdom and reject diet mentality.
In addition to her expertise in eating disorders, Courtney’s treatment specialties include infant/toddler nutrition and sports/exercise nutrition. She believes in treatment that includes a combination of therapeutic and dietetic practices. At the core of her practice is Courtney’s strong commitment to going above and beyond to help her patients through an interdisciplinary collaboration. Through her accepting, open, and dedicated style, she empowers her patients to foster self-compassion and nourishing dietary practices.
Courtney received her Masters in Nutrition from the University of Rhode Island in 2011. She welcomes clients of all ages to her offices in Providence and Cumberland, where she takes takes special care to create a warm and non-judgmental space for clients to begin healing their relationships with food.
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Pediatric nutrition - Supporting parents around child feeding and nurturing a positive food environment to assist in their child's growth and development
Non-diet approach to wellness - Learning to be more in tune with your body and your relationship with food; mindful eating using hunger and fullness cues, less focus on diets and more on pleasure with food and eating
Adequate nutrition for sport - Do you get enough? What you eat and drink can affect how you feel and your performance if you are taking part in sport and/or activities
Private practice, Cumberland and Providence, RI, 2014 - Present
Seven Hills RI Early Intervention Program, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, 2016 - 2017
Hasbro Children’s Hospital EI Program, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, 2013 - 2015
RI Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian, 2005 – 2013
URI ‘Scientific Principles of Food’ Class, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kingston, RI, 2004 - 2005
Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) – WIC, Nutritionist, 2004-2005
Tri Town Community Action Agency- WIC, Nutritionist, 2003
St Luke’s Hospital, Dietetic Technician, New Bedford, MA, 2002
University of Rhode Island, MS, Nutrition, 2011
University of Rhode Island, Dietetic Internship Certificate, 2004
University of Rhode Island, BS, Nutrition and Dietetics, 2002
"Courtney has extensive experience and expertise in providing high quality nutrition therapy, addressing a multitude of complicated health concerns. However, one’s knowledge of a specific health concern is irrelevant if they cannot effectively engage individuals, coaching them to make healthy lifestyle changes. Courtney’s easygoing, non-judgmental approach will immediately put a new client at ease, which is so important when talking about sensitive health issues. She takes the time to truly get to know her clients, and in doing so is able to find the approach that best works for them. She will not simply tell a client what they should do; she will work with that person to help set healthy goals, and find a path to achieving those goals."- Tracy Bergeron, RD, CSSD • February 2016
"I worked with Courtney for many years at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She is an excellent pediatric and adult dietitian. She has many years of experience working with with very complicated populations such as Eating Disorder and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) patients."- Stephanie M. Marchand, PhD, RD • December 2019
"I would absolutely recommend Courtney. She was especially qualified in feeding evaluations and interventions with children age birth to three and their caregivers. She was an excellent team member and was able to work well with other disciplines on the feeding team, including OT, speech pathology and psychology. Courtney was able to research and implement protocols for purée by G tube diets, which were developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She often worked on the formulas and talked with parents for trouble shooting after work hours. Courtney is a very conscientious and dedicated worker. She was well liked by all staff members in our program."- Patricia Gricus, occupational therapist • December 2019
"I would recommend Nutritionist Huard because she is an absolute breath of fresh air to be around. When I expressed to her my body image issues, my eating habits that troubled me, and whether or not I thought my workout regiment was too much, she tackled each concern with detail and guided me towards the right path of a healthier and happier mindset. I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my life and be happy in my own skin today if it wasn’t for her."- Johnson and Wales Alum '14 • January 2017