The Renfrew Center Promotes Becky Mehr, MS, RDN, CEDRD, LDN to Director of Outpatient Nutrition Services
Supporting Renfrew’s nutrition philosophy - challenging eating disorder beliefs and focusing on variety, balance and moderation
The Renfrew Center, the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility dedicated exclusively to the treatment of adolescent girls and women, announced today the promotion of Becky Mehr, MS, RDN, CEDRD, LDN to Director of Outpatient Nutrition Services. In this new position, Ms. Mehr will have oversight and decision-making responsibility for dietetic and nutrition matters at Renfrew’s 17 outpatient levels of care and will directly supervise the regional nutritional managers throughout the country.
Upholding The Renfrew Center’s nutrition philosophy which focuses on variety, balance and moderation, Ms. Mehr will continue her mission to ensure that nutritional programming is consistent at all outpatient locations and compliant with Renfrew’s treatment model, The Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®. Renfrew’s nutrition program incorporates three basic meal plans and modifies or adapts them accordingly, based on patients’ caloric and diet necessities (i.e. diabetes, celiac disease, gastric bypass, food allergies, vegetarians, as well as special religious requests — Kosher).
“Congratulations to Becky on her well-deserved promotion,” said Allison Alderman, MS, RD, LDN, Nutrition Services’ Director at The Renfrew Center. “Becky’s commitment to her patients, her colleagues and to Renfrew has been unwavering over the past 9 years. Her skills, coupled with her work-ethic, make her the ideal candidate for this position and her promotion is well-deserved.”
Ms. Mehr joined The Renfrew Center of Nashville as a registered dietitian in 2009. During the past two years, she served as Regional Nutrition Manager, supervising dietitians at The Renfrew Centers of Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, Orlando, and West Palm Beach. In addition, she was instrumental in spearheading the development and training protocols for Renfrew’s Diabetes Program, which combines diabetes care with the psychological treatment of eating disorders.
Ms. Mehr received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Lipscomb University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Memphis. Her background reflects a wide range of diverse experiences in settings and with populations ranging from providing medical nutrition in an acute care facility to working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
Since 1985, The Renfrew Center, the pioneer in eating disorder treatment and research, has treated more than 75,000 adolescent girls and women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues and provided training more than 35,000 professionals. With 19 facilities throughout the United States in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas, Renfrew works directly with most major insurance companies.