Jill Merkel

RDN
CSSD
RD
MS
4.78
(
50
)
All appointments are virtual
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Specialties
Help gaining weight
Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder (OSFED)
Anorexia
Menopause
Hormonal Health
Eating Disorder
Binge Eating
Sports & Performance Nutrition
Women's Health
Bulimia
Emotional Eating
General Health
Vegan/Vegetarian
Healthy Aging
Heart Health
Weight Stabilization
Counseling approach
🍽️
Intuitive eating
💛
Relationship with food
📝
Research-focused
🗣️
Accountability
🤔
Inquisitive
🤝
Supportive
🧠
Open-minded
Weight-neutral
Insurance
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Client age range
18+
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING
"Jill is approachable and gave me a lot of time to explain how things have been going on my end."
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING
"Jill was amazing, answered all my questions, was patient with me and talked me through a lot of things."
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING
"Jill is a great listener! And responded well."
About
Jill
I am an anti-diet, weight-inclusive Registered Dietitian specializing in body image, disordered eating, and sports nutrition. I’ve worked in a variety of settings including collegiate athletics, private sports performance, for a professional sports team, and private practice. I aim to help you find freedom from food rules and restriction and I help athletes and active individuals fuel their bodies without obsession.
Approach to care
I practice from a weight-neutral, HAES perspective, which means I believe all bodies are good and everyone deserves respect, care, and acceptance. You are the expert of you. I am here to support you and help you figure out what feels best for you, in your body. My anti-diet nutrition coaching incorporates Intuitive Eating principles and focuses on health-promoting behaviors, rather than weight outcomes.

What to expect in your first session with Jill?

I typically ask a lot of questions, offer support and encouragement, provide facts and SO MUCH MORE. One way to think about it is therapy focused on food, nutrition, and body. There are so many reasons why we choose the foods we do, behave the way we do, and engage in certain behaviors and not others. That’s a LOT to unpack and cannot be done in a single session. It’s important to develop a good rapport with me as your dietitian and that we are a good fit for one another, as you would a therapist. Oftentimes, I talk with my clients about things that seemingly have nothing to do with food or nutrition but it’s all connected! Health is so much more than just what you eat and how much.
More about
Jill
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Location
📍
Nashville
,
Tennessee
Education
Master of Science, Nutrition; Bachelor of Science, Dietetics; Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Hobbies
Running, reading, traveling

When would you like to meet with Jill?

Initial appointments are 55 mins and done over Zoom.
Monday, Jan 1
Timezone
Pricing depends on your insurance. We’ll ask for your information during the signup process. Most patients are completely covered!

Jill currently has no openings.

Contact support@usenourish.com to get on this provider's waitlist.

Or, find a similar provider with availability.
RDN
,
CSSD
,
RD
,
MS
,
Help gaining weight
Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder (OSFED)
Anorexia
Menopause
Hormonal Health
Eating Disorder
Binge Eating
Sports & Performance Nutrition
Women's Health
Bulimia
Emotional Eating
General Health
Vegan/Vegetarian
Healthy Aging
Heart Health
Weight Stabilization
Intuitive eating
Relationship with food
Research-focused
Accountability
Inquisitive
Supportive
Open-minded
Weight-neutral
United Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
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Help gaining weight
Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder (OSFED)
Anorexia