Jessica Setnick earned her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition at Texas Woman’s University in 1997.
Ms. Setnick served as an adjunct facility member for Texas Woman’s University and Richland College before working as a clinical dietitian at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She has acted as a consulting dietitian for the Premier Club (from 1998 to 2002), Baylor Executive Edge (from 2000 to 2003), and Project Kids Early Childhood Intervention (from 2001 to 2006).
She is the owner and founder of Understanding Nutrition, PC, which – in addition to patient care – provides consulting services for local early intervention and other health agencies. The mission of Understanding Nutrition is to empower “health professionals to confidently and competently treat eating disorders.” One way she meets the business’ goal is through her Eating Disorders Boot CampTM: Training Workshop for Professionals, which can be learned through a home-study course or at live workshops that are given across the United States.
Since 2011, Ms. Setnick has acted as the National Director of Training and Education for Ranch 2300 in Lubbock, Texas, which offers individualized, skills-focused treatment for eating disorders integrating 12-Step and Intuitive Eating principles.
She is the founder of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. She was marked with distinction by being named a Young Dietitian of the Year Recipient by both the Texas Dietetic Association and the American Dietetic Association in 2000. That same year, she was honored with the Elisa Project Eating Disorders Awareness Award. The Texas Dietetic Association bestowed her with 2010 Outstanding Nutrition Educator Award. In 2012, she was named one of the “10 Exceptional RDs Who Are Making a Difference” by Today’s Dietitian Magazine.
She has written numerous publications and has made over 120 professional presentations. In 2010, she authored The American Dietetic Association Pocket Guide to Eating Disorders.