Hi! I’m Anna. I am an Anti-Diet Registered Dietitian in Raleigh, NC and co-own a private practice, Lutz, Alexander & Assoc. Nutrition Therapy, where I work with other like-minded dietitians. I specialize in eating disorders and family feeding. Through working with people with eating disorders, I have become particularly passionate about family feeding and the importance of keeping diet culture out of feeding and children’s nutrition education. I first became interested in nutrition when I studied Psychology at Duke University. I became fascinated about how and why people eat the way they do. I met Elizabeth in graduate school at UNC where I earned my Master of Public Health in Nutrition.
I started my career working with children and adolescents with eating disorders at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. I later moved back to NC and worked at Duke University Student Health on their Eating and Body Image Concerns Treatment Team. In 2006, I began working with clients privately and transitioned to private practice as my family grew and work-life balance needs changed. Most of the work I do currently, is working one-one-one with clients and I am excited to bring anti-diet messages outside of my office.
I am a mom of three children that, like all children, are unique with their own interests, personalities, and eating styles. I love sharing my adventures about being a working mom and the challenges that can arise around food. We are all bombarded with so many nutrition messages that can be a source of confusion or not feeling like we are doing it “right.” I believe how we feed our children is just as important as what we feed our children. I’m certainly not an amazing cook and sometimes struggle with getting dinner on the table. I like to focus on simple meals that get the job done. I also love to support all people in opting out of diet culture and taking true care of the body they have. Elizabeth and I met in graduate school at UNC (Although, my sports allegiance is to Duke!) and our career paths have taken similar paths. I’m excited to be partnering with her to support others through simple, common sense approaches to food.