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Julie Brake

Julie Brake MS, RDN, LD

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Julie C.H. Brake received her Master of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida. She is a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and is licensed by the State of Georgia. In the past, she also received training as a lactation counselor. Julie is a member of the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; the Sports and Human Performance Nutrition (SHPN) Dietetic Practice Group; the Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) Dietetic Practice Group; the Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) Dietetic Practice Group; the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD); and is a professional speaker for the Eating Disorder Information Network (EDIN) here in Atlanta. Julie also presents webinars for Dietitian Central, providing continuing education for other dietitians.

Since receiving her degree, Julie has worked in community nutrition, clinical nutrition, and private practice. In addition to her current private practice, she has been a PRN nutritionist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. She worked as a dietitian for the WIC program in North Central Florida and with the Obesity Prevention Program in Duval County, FL. She has experience working at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, FL, with all types of patients, including pediatrics and clinical care. She also worked as part of a multidisciplinary team - including a medical doctor, psychologist, and physical therapist - in a weight management program.

In 2005, Julie started Positive Nutrition, a private practice providing nutrition services. Positive Nutrition was created with the goal of providing appropriate nutrition instruction to individuals and groups, specifically to prevent disordered eating. Julie has conducted individual nutrition consultations as well as provided group nutrition education and presentations. She specializes in innate eating, family nutrition, disordered eating counseling, and "food coaching" for athletes. Julie has also been involved with providing nutrition education to students from elementary school through college. Julie enjoys helping clients of all ages. She has helped preschool-age children learn about nutrition as well as working with a small business on a healthy eating program.

?Since relocating Positive Nutrition to metro Atlanta in 2007, Julie's goal is to help make the area residents healthier and happier. She is involved in various local networking groups to promote nutrition education, wellness, and treatment and prevention of disordered eating. She writes articles and continues to work on gradually writing a book about nutrition.
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