Setting the Standard for Nutrition in Behavioral Health Care

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Providing information and resources for Nutrition Professionals active in the areas of eating disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, addictions, and mental health. Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) is a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


BHN Member Spotlight

BHN is proud of its members!
Currently our spotlight shines on:

Yulia Brockdorf, RD, LD, CDE, CST, NCC, LPC, BC-ADM

Current Position

Clinical Director

How long have you been a RDN?

17 years

How long have you been in the Behavior Health Nutrition area?

12 years

Why did you join BHN?

I joined to be a part of the community of dietitians who specialize in treating people with behavioral and mental health struggles.

How has BHN helped you professionally?

It helped me to grow professionally. I was privileged to serve as webinar coordinator. It was my deep honor to be awarded Behavioral Health Nutrition Practice Group’s Excellence in Practice for Individuals with Addiction Award.

What do you think other RD’s should know about BHN?

BHN provides opportunity for growth and professional development for dietitians who wish to further develop their competencies in working in the fields of mental and behavioral health. BHN has a number of specialist resource professionals who can help with guidance and direction. The website is full of incredible resources.

A little about me

I am an integrative dietitian and licensed professional counselor in private practice, and am board certified in advanced diabetes management, diabetes education, and sex therapy. Currently I am enrolled in The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine. I received advanced training in EMDR, an evidence-based trauma treatment intervention.

In my practice I strive to integrate the fields of clinical mental health counseling and psychotherapy and dietetics in caring for my patients.

Currently I serve on the Oregon Board of Licensed Dietitians, the Editorial Board for Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Journal, – Supportive Care in Cancer, and the Research Advisory Board with the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities. Back in 2000, I founded and managed for ten years Supplies For Life, a 501(c)3 charitable corporation supplying medical equipment and supplies to hospitals in Ukraine from the USA and Europe. In the past I have served on BHN executive committee as a webinar coordinator; a public policy board member, consumer protection coordinator, and reimbursement chair for the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with Scarlet whom I raised from an egg.

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Twitter:  @YuliaBrockdofRD



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