Sara Upson M.Ed., RD, LD, CEDRD-S is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the state of Texas, a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and also has her Masters degree in Exercise Physiology. She is the only IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) approved certified eating disorder specialist in the entire Tyler/Longview/East Texas area. She is also an IAEDP approved supervisor for other clinicians working to complete their certified eating disorder specialist certification. Sara completed her Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she also completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, a highly competitive internship program.
At the University of Texas Sara Coordinated the Nutrition Peer Education Program where she promoted healthy nutrition initiatives to students on campus. In addition, Sara has contracted with The University of Texas at Tyler, Sundown Ranch (a substance abuse treatment center), and Shield HealthCare to provide medical nutrition therapy for eating disorders and malnutrition. Sara is a sought after speaker on food peace, eating disorders and diet culture. In addition, Sara is also a graduate of Leadership Tyler (class 29).
Sara is originally from Tyler and founded My Signature Nutrition in 2011 when she recognized a significant need for out patient nutrition therapy specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating in the Tyler/ East Texas area. My Signature Nutrition is a body positive, weight neutral practice focusing on changing behaviors and beliefs around food and body. Sara is passionate about helping people make peace with food and break free of rigid food thoughts, diet rules, and obsessive weight concerns. Sara believes that there are no good or bad foods and that all foods can fit in a healthy eating pattern- so don’t worry- she will never put you on a diet! As a dietitian, Sara’s goal is to provide individualized nutrition education and counseling to help you feel your best. Sara enjoys spending time with her family, reading, yoga, and music.