Nikki Vance, RD

Nikki Vance, RD

Registered Dietitian

Nikki is a native of Newton, Ma.  Prior to pursuing a career in nutrition, she earned an undergraduate degree from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Environmental Science and went on to work for an environmental consulting firm in Connecticut. There she developed an interest in green building, primarily energy conservation, and discovered her passion for teaching and connecting with people.

Years later, Nikki returned to Boston to attend Simmons College and become a registered dietitian. As a lifetime soccer player, she began her studies wanting to pursue sports nutrition.  However, during one of her dietetic internship rotations at an eating disorder treatment program, Nikki found her calling helping these clients redefine and develop a new relationship with food.

Nikki has worked at both Laurel Hill (residential treatment) and EDCB, Monte Nido’s partial hospitalization program in Boston.  She enjoys and believes in experiential nutrition shopping, cooking, going out for lunch, and eating with clients…and believes recovery is achievable through changing negative food associations to positive ones, unbiased nutrition education and integrated therapy.

Nikki loves to experiment in the kitchen, and has taken a series of culinary courses at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. In her free time, you can find Nikki with her dog, Owen, walking the beach, boating, hiking new trails or relaxing in the dog parks.

Nikki is also an active member of MEDA, Multiservice Eating Disorder Association, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Specialties                                                  Eating Disorders                                          Sports Nutrition                                             Wellness                                                         Pediatrics