Education and Training
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)Registered Dietitian (RD)
BA in Mass Communications - University of Delaware, Newark, DE
MS in Human Nutrition - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
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)
Patient Experience Ratings
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