Just when the caterpillar thought the world

was over it turned in to a beautiful butterfly! 

Marcia designed a meal plan for me that helped me to lose weight and lower my cholesterol. What I really liked about working with Marcia was that she took my concerns and daily lifestyle into account and asked a lot of questions before making any recommendations. One of the first questions she asked me was “what food(s) can you not live without?”. That automatically put me at ease because I didn’t feel like I was going to have to completely change my lifestyle in order to reach my goals.    JF age, 34 
Marcia Dadds, MS, RDN
Marcia has made an incredible difference in life. After working with her, I am eating more healthily and feeling better than ever before. She is great to work with and genuinely cares about her patients. I cannot recommend her highly enough!   ---AF, age 24 


My struggle with an eating disorder has led me to work with several different health professionals, however none have meant as much to me as Marcia.  With a disorder that brings so much sadness and darkness I cannot imagine my recovery process without the laughter and joy she brings each week.  She reminds me to take it a day at a time and to keep laughing and it’s reassuring that such a caring individual has my back and continues to root for me! ---MT, age 21 



Thank you so much for the impact you made in my recovery.  I believe that by you pushing me to challenge myself, I have now taken life back into my own hands. ED is no longer the driver. You have helped me discover food can be delicious and that freedom tastes even better! Please never doubt the impact that you have on the lives of your patients. You Rock! God Bless! -JK, age 17

When I first met Marcia 3 years ago, I was at a dangerous point of my life, I was anorexic.  I did not understand or know the deep meaning of this disease and how life threatening it is.  In my therapy sessions with Marcia, she has guided me on this long and sometimes painful road to recovery with her knowledge, understanding, support, calm, and caring demeanor.  She also made herself accessible to me when I desperately needed help to get through difficult and painful times of my recovery.  I am forever grateful to Marcia for saving my life. ---CS, age 61 

I did not ever think that I would find a nutritionist who was as insightful, empathetic, and knowledgeable, as you are, and I know that I owe a huge amount of my future health and success to our work together. Thank you for never giving up on me because  I think that it taught me how not to give up on myself! There are absolutely things that you have told me that I will remember forever and will hopefully teach my future child. HB age  23

Marcia is an excellent treatment team member. She is smart, well organized and has the experience to deal with any eating issues. It is a pleasure for me to recommend Marcia.   ---Trish Wilkins, MS, RD; Richmond, VA 


You have given me tools to fight my eating disorder and show me that food isn't scary. Now I get to enjoy food again and I thank you so much for that! Thank you for always being there for me!    --EF , age 18

I don't even know where to start. Thank you for being supportive of me through my journey.  I will never forget you. You helped me separate myself from Ana and realize that I am more than a number. When I was struggling you would sit down with me and we would talk and work through everything  until I felt better. Honestly you have been the most effective and helpful dietitian  I have ever had. You truly understand the mind of a patient with an eating disorder. We are a team and together we have accomplished recovery.  Thanks again for being such an important part of my team. Don't forget to stay powerful and free, like a butterfly!  Lots of love, M-K McD  age 18