Riley Smith, RDN, CD

(Accepting New Clients)

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Washington State Certified Dietitian

Eating Disorder Dietitian

Riley is a registered dietitian on a mission to help individuals and family systems build an empowering relationship with food and body. She believes that nutrition can be simple, accessible, and intuitive. Riley specializes in eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, ARFID, orthorexia, other specified feeding and eating disorder), disordered eating patterns, sports nutrition, nutrition for dancers, nutrition for aerial artists, adolescent and pediatric nutrition, women’s health (PCOS, menstrual disorders, menopause, amenorrhea, pregnancy, lactation), lifestyle nutrition and intuitive eating.

Riley’s approach is grounded in health at every size, respecting the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and rejects the idealizing or pathologizing of specific body weights. Riley uses a holistic approach to recovery and wellbeing. She incorporates respectful care and collaboration with her clients utilizing evidence-based medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, intuitive eating, food exposure challenges, goal setting, coordinating care with clients’ healthcare team, meeting clients where they’re at, and integrating family into care as needed.

Prior to her work with Simplicity Nutrition, Riley was a dietitian as part of an interdisciplinary team in an IOP/PHP eating disorder treatment center for adolescents and adults. She understands that eating disorders are multifaceted and values the importance of working with other professions to help her clients achieve the best outcomes in recovery. She also recognizes family as a key component of one’s treatment team.

Her journey to becoming a registered dietitian began when she landed a job as a diet tech in an eating disorder treatment center while she was in school for Health Science. During this experience she learned of the impact that a dietitian can have on a person’s eating disorder recovery journey. Through this work, she learned Intuitive Eating and the Health at Every Size approach, and has since dedicated her work to helping others break apart diet culture and find healing and respect in their own bodies.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from the University of Central Florida, she pursued a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of North Florida. While in school, she partnered with a local dietitian to create a virtual meal support group for adolescents in recovery during the pandemic.

She completed her dietetic internship while residing in a built out school bus and practiced in many settings across the nation. She is grateful to settle in Washington, and she looks forward to serving her new found community.

In her free time you can find Riley backpacking through the forest, exploring hikes near and far, snowboarding in the winter, or practicing lyra.

Riley Specialties Include:

  • Eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, ARFID, orthorexia, other specified feeding and eating disorder)
  • Adolescents and teens with Eating Disorders, family involvement 
  • Adults with Eating Disorders
  • Athletes with Eating Disorders
  • Pregnant/postpartum with active or history of Eating Disorders
  • Mental health with comorbidities such as Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, OCD tendencies etc. 
  • Eating Disorders including Anorexia, Binge Eating Disorder, OSFED, ARFID, Bulimia Nervosa
    • Comfortable w ARFID + folks on the spectrum (can be co-occurring)
  • Athletes, college athletes, and arts performers (circus, dance, etc.); Sports nutrition 
  • Nutrition support around backpacking/hiking/mountaineering/snow sports 
  • Nutrition support around backpacking/hiking/mountaineering/snow sports 
  • Peri and postmenopausal women 
  • Disordered eating
  • Nutrition for dancers
  • Nutrition for aerial artists
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Women’s health (PCOS, menopause, amenorrhea, pregnancy, lactation)
  • Intuitive Eating
  • HAES
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Lifestyle Nutrition and Gentle Nutrition
  • Digestive Distress (gas, bloating, diarrhea) and disorders 
  • Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance 
  • New DM diagnoses 
  • Therapeutic Cooking, Grocery shopping
  • Cholesterol, blood pressure, cardiovascular health