Provider Resources

for identification of eating disorders and disordered eating

Sydney Cochan, MS, RD, LD

Sydney Cochran, MS, RD, LD

Hello! I'm Sydney Cochran, one of the dietitians here at Rethink Nutrition. I specialize in treating eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, as well as helping people who are trapped in the constant cycle of dieting or struggling with negative body image.

In my practice, I have found that many people are struggling with disordered eating or an undiagnosed eating disorder that consumes much of their time and energy. However, because they don't "look" like they have an eating disorder, they are often being told to do the very behaviors that would be diagnosed and treated as disordered in a person living in a smaller body.

As you might imagine, this makes helping them find recovery incredibly challenging. My hope with these resources is that we can all challenge our assumptions about weight and health so that we can better identify disordered eating behaviors and help people find true health and peace around food.

I'm always open for questions or further dialogue. You can reach me at


This webinar provides a brief overview of disordered eating and eating disorders (and what the difference is), as well as a few practical ways we can identify and avoid perpetuating disordered behaviors in our clients/patients.


One of the major ways that disordered eating and eating disorders are perpetuated is an intense focus on weight in healthcare. Below is a handful of research investigating a weight-neutral approach to health, which has been shown to