Courtney  Huard

Courtney Huard

Master of Science, MS

Registered Dietitian, RD

Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, LDN

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated January 27, 2020)

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Cumberland practice (updated January 27, 2020)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Non-diet approach to wellness
  • Adequate nutrition for sport

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

If you are thinking about calling a dietitian to come for a visit, I would say to not be worried or scared. I’m very open, non-judgmental, fun, humorous, and very easy to talk to. I love working and I love having visits with clients. I’ve done a lot of work with college students and adolescents with eating disorders and have a lot of experience with this, so I'm ready for you!


Specialties

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (90min)

Location(s)

Providence practice

193 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Tue Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cumberland practice

655 Mendon Road

Suite 2C

Cumberland, RI 02864

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Thu Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

  • English


Professional endorsements

Tracy Bergeron, RD, CSSD

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.

Stephanie M. Marchand, PhD, RD

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.

Patricia Gricus, occupational therapist

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.


Client testimonials

Johnson and Wales Alum '14

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.