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Paige Wetherbee, RDN, CD

(Accepting New Clients)

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Washington State Certified Dietitian
Eating Disorder Dietitian

Paige is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, ARFID, orthorexia, and other specified feeding and eating disorders. She practices under the “Health At Every Size” (HAES) philosophy and understands that body size is not a determinant factor of health. By
incorporating an “all foods fit” approach to eating, Paige works alongside her clients to understand the benefits of a less restrictive, more inclusive and joyful approach to eating. While this is not easy, she helps her clients to understand the value of decreasing the “good food/bad food” thoughts and have more peace with food. Paige also helps her clients explore relationships with food and body and how it affects their overall quality of life. She compassionately works with clients to find sustainable and flexible solutions to disordered eating. When appropriate, Paige utilizes family involvement and Family Based Treatment with clients and helps to bridge the understanding of what their family member is going through and how to facilitate recovery within the home and family system.

Food represents much more than nourishment and is woven into our culture, traditions, celebrations and so much more. Paige enjoys working with clients with a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures and understands the importance of individualizing and honoring a person’s plan based on this.

Paige was born and raised in the Snoqualmie Valley and has since returned to live there after graduating from Central Washington University. Paige graduated with a degree in Food Science and Nutrition with a specialization in Dietetics and a minor in Public Health.

Paige’s work experience includes her role as a Nutrition Manager and dietitian at a long-term care facility. At this time in her career, she became passionate about increasing quality of life for the elderly. It became clear to her that nutrition is not about what foods to take away, but about how adding foods can increase joy and happiness. Malnutrition in the elderly population is unfortunately quite common and Paige advocated for ways to decrease malnutrition risk by prescribing supplements or less restrictive diet orders when appropriate.

Most recently, Paige was an eating disorder dietitian in a higher level of care setting. Her primary role included working with child and adolescent patients at the residential and partial hospitalization (PHP) levels of care and adults in intensive outpatient (IOP) level of care. Paige’s experience utilizing Family Based Treatment with child and adolescent clients struggling with eating disorders continues to be an integral treatment strategy.

Outside of work, Paige enjoys cooking for friends and family. She loves hosting friends for dinner parties, reading fiction books, yoga, bike riding, wine tasting, traveling and watching mariners games.

Paige’s Specialties Include:

  • Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive feeding and eating disorder, orthorexia and other specified feeding and eating disorders
  • Disordered eating
  • Family based treatment
  • Family involvement in adolescents and teens with eating disorders
  • Adults with eating disorders
  • Intuitive eating
  • Families looking to decrease stress and anxiety for everyone at meal times
  • Parents who are concerned about their Infant or young child’s nutritional status
  • Infant and early childhood feeding and eating difficulties
  • Toddlers with picky eating or food sensory aversions
  • Pregnant/postpartum with active or history of eating disorders
  • Nutrition for the elderly
  • Women’s health
  • Lifestyle nutrition and gentle Nutrition
  • Digestive issues (gas, bloating, diarrhea)
  • Pre-diabetes, diabetes
  • Cholesterol, blood pressure, cardiovascular health

TESTIMONIALS

“My son was diagnosed with ARFID as a young teen, a tough age to begin to navigate an eating disorder, especially one that, we came to find out, is unfamiliar even among many specialists. After years of trying to find the right fit for him, and not making much steady progress, we are so grateful to have been connected with Paige. She quickly built a great rapport with him, and thanks to her support, he has been more motivated to eat than I have ever seen. He is so proud that he has been making amazing progress towards his goal weight, and has even tried some new foods, which is a monumental accomplishment for him. He has now begun taking ownership over his nutrition, in collaboration with Paige, meaning I no longer have to nag him about food. This has resulted in a huge positive shift in our parent-child dynamics and relationship. Most importantly, he is healthier than ever and learning to prioritize and manage his health independently before he leaves for college. So grateful for Paige’s expertise and positive approach that has worked wonders for my son!”

“Our family has had the pleasure of working with Paige for the past few months as part of our daughter’s recovery journey from an eating disorder. Paige provides a thoughtful, meticulous approach to nutritional counseling that addresses the needs of not only the patient but the family unit as well. She offers detailed, tailored guidance to nutrition while also taking a holistic approach to the well-being of the whole patient. This includes assistance in tackling some of the behavioral and emotional issues that can impact the patient’s ability to adopt a balanced nutrition plan. We are confident that our time with Paige will lead to positive and long-lasting results for our daughter and family.”