Kerri Heckert, MS, RD, LDN

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Kerri Heckert, MS, RD, LDN, is a clinical dietitian with the Clinical Nutrition Program. She supports the Eating Disorder Assessment and Treatment Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Board Certification

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
Registered Dietitian (RD)

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Mass Communications - University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Graduate Degree

MS in Human Nutrition - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Dietitian

Departments and Services




Peebles R et al. Outcomes of an Inpatient Medical Nutritional Rehabilitation Protocol in Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders. J Eat Disord. 2017 March 1; 5:7


Heckert K. Family Based Treatment: Getting Parents Involved in the Outpatient Treatment of Eating Disorders, SCAN’s Pulse, Vol 33, No 2.

Posters and Presentations

Lectures by Invitation

Heckert K. Admission Nutrition Labs for Patients on the Malnutrition Protocol. Presented to: Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2017 May; Philadelphia, PA.


Heckert K. Malnutrition and Eating Disorders. Presented to: Adolescent Medicine fellows at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2016 Oct; Philadelphia, PA.


Heckert K. Pediatric and Adolescent Eating Disorders: Family-Based Treatment to Achieve Full Remission. Presented at: Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE); 2015 Oct 3-6; Nashville, TN.

Heckert K. Malnutrition Pathway – Nutrition Intervention. Training for Psychiatric Technicians; 2015 Sep.

Heckert K. Optimizing Wellness. Presented to: Department of  Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2015 Feb; Philadelphia, PA.

Awards and Honors

April 2017, Today’s Dietitian – Dietitian of the Week

June 2016, Today’s Dietitian – Dietitian of the Week

September 2015, Today’s Dietitian - Dietitian of the Week

Leadership and Memberships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Dietetics Practice Group (SCAN)

Pediatric Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group (PNPG)

-2014 Chair, PNPG Specialty Interest Group (SIG) – Eating Disorders and Adolescent Nutrition

2013 Co-Chair, PNPG Specialty Interest Group (SIG) – Eating Disorders and Adolescent Nutrition

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)