This Dietitian Talks Theatre health

The Broadway DietitianTM

 

Speaking Engagements

Public Speaker

Libby Parker, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD

Libby Parker, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD is an international best-selling author, and Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian. Her book, Permission To Eat, guides readers through eating disorder recovery with education and action steps she uses with private clients. Libby’s sub-niche is in helping stage performers optimize their health and nutrition like the athlete they are, through weight-neutral evidence-based science. This passion comes from her background in musical theatre. Libby has been on stage most of her life, and continues to perform in regional film and theatre. She is currently working on a book and college curriculum on health for stage performers. You can find her on Instagram @TheBroadwayDietitian

Contact my events manager to book me to speak to your group:

press@notyouraveragenutritionist.com

Signature Talks

Signature talk

Weight-Inclusive Nutrition For Theatrical Students

I’m all about health for performers – from a weight-neutral/positive body image place.  I love speaking to BFA groups about how to take care of their health as “theatre athletes.”

 

Signature talk

Give Your Sister (and yourself) Permission To Eat

Schedule a virtual talk for your sorority/campus group to discuss eating disorders, how to help a friend/sister, what does healthy eating actually consist of, and so much more!

I open it up for questions/discussion, and there are discounts/giveaways for those who show up live! 

Listen to my interview on the “Fraternity Foodie” podcast about eating disorders on college campuses. https://greekuniversity.org/libby-parker-interview/

“Libby is an incredible resource for any student and/or theatre professional who is seeking a more intentional relationship with their vessel. She has nuanced perspectives on what it means to have a sustainable, healthy relationship with food. Her presentation was immensely helpful to me and my peers. I learned practical skills on how to meal prep and look at food! Moreover, she is an excellent communicator with a personal flair that makes her work palatable and fun!”

-Hannah Magy, Secretary of Millikin CARE

“Libby was a powerful speaker at our Body Empowerment town hall. Her honesty mixed with her positivity presented a new viewpoint that I had never thought to consider about the industry and our bodies. I had always felt insecure about the body I would bring to auditions, but she reminded me that it is a gift. I know now that I shouldn’t let the way other people see my body prevent me from chasing the part of the industry I want to be in—my body is not limiting, but the vessel for my art.”

- Sadie Koopman, Rising Junior, OCU

“Libby’s conversation and talk back with our CARE community was one of the most encouraging and educational experiences I have ever had. As someone who has struggled with body image and disordered eating in the past, I personally found our discussion with Libby was empowering and encouraging, as I know many others did. The education she provided us with on HAES, proper meal planning to get all of the nutrients you need, and how this could apply to us as performers changed the way I viewed my relationship with food and my body in so many positive ways. I would recommend Libby to anyone I know, whether they feel they have an unhealthy relationship to food or not, because Libby’s educational guidance and encouragement impacted me, and I know will impact many others. Libby is a rock star.”

- Leah Mossman, Rising Senior, OCU

Hannah Mortenson

“Libby is absolutely WONDERFUL at what she does. As a performer, I never realized how much our bodies really do care for us and how we need to take care of them consciously in return. Libby affirms artists in all stages and her work makes a massive difference in her field. She provides so many helpful resources and opens the floor for important conversations to be had. I felt so seen by her and she took time beyond her allotted lecture to sit with me and just talk about passion and purpose. She is a trailblazer, she is personal, and her work is SO BENEFICIAL to anybody in the theatre community. I could not recommend her more!”

- Lanes Miller, a Musical Theatre Student at Marymount Manhattan College

Libby’s incredible presentation to my college’s musical theatre program about nutrition and body image opened me up to incorporating body neutrality into my training. As someone who is incredibly passionate about body inclusivity in musical theatre, I highly appreciated that Libby talked about how important it is to practice self care and keep a healthy mindset while training and performing. I have practiced intuitive eating for about a year now, but during performance season or busy training days, eating would not be a priority. Libby showed me that I need to apply intuitive eating to my performance schedule and continue to take care of myself, even during busy times.

- Reagan Shook, rising Sophomore, Marymount Manhattan College

“Hearing Libby speak was such an eye opening experience for me! The idea of trying to incorporate things like intuitive eating in my life has literally changed my relationship with food!”

- Samuel Pottinger, Rising Senior, OCU

“Libby was one of the reasons as to why I applied for Leadership in OCU CARE. Seeing the real change she created through our organization and our student body was incredibly inspiring, and any school would be lucky to have her as a resource.” 

- Ella Dolynchuk, Rising Junior, OCU

Marymount Manhattan Testimonial The Broadway Dietitian

“Libby is AHmazing! She shared so much with our music school campus community about how to nourish our bodies from a body neutral standpoint. I learned so much about intuitive eating and how to fuel my body to perform!” 

- Grace Knight, Rising Senior, OCU

Libby is an inspiring and energetic presence with a genuine dedication to improving the health and lives of those around her. Her seminar greatly helped me reevaluate my dietary habits, as well as improve my general health and relationship with food, exercise, and mental health. On top of that, she finds a way to present the material in an engaging and relatable way. If you’re looking to improve your health and have a good time while doing it, look no further than Libby Parker!” 

- Adrian Viecco, PCPA Acting Student

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