Caroline Young, M.S., R.D., L.D., R.Y.T.

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Title: Contributor
Education: Georgia State University, M.S. in Nutrition Science, Flagler College, B.A. in Communication
Expertise: Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian, and Registered Yoga Teacher

Caroline Young, M.S., R.D., L.D., R.Y.T., is the owner of Whole Self Nutrition, an online business and practice to help people find freedom with food, body, and exercise, where she leads a team of three registered dietitians offering non-diet and weight-inclusive nutrition counseling. She teaches public and private yoga classes and writes about wellness from a non-diet lens. 

Caroline attended Georgia State University in Atlanta where she earned her master of science in nutrition science and completed 1,200 hours of supervised practice to become a licensed dietitian. She also attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL where she earned her bachelor of arts in communication with an emphasis on print journalism. 

She has ample experience and training in helping people heal from eating disorders and fraught food, body, and exercise relationships. Caroline has worked in eating disorder treatment centers and addiction recovery centers, as well as completed training focused on nervous system regulation, body image healing, and non-diet nutrition. Caroline is also a registered yoga teacher with training in hatha, trauma-informed, yin, restorative, and gentle yoga practices, along with yoga philosophy and breathing practices.

In a past life, Caroline was a newspaper journalist covering everything from arts and entertainment to government. Now, everything is coming full circle as she focuses on writing about whole-self health. She is passionate about breaking down nutrition science into relatable information, so readers can understand the truth about nutrition and wellness. Aside from SHAPE, she has written for various publications including Good Housekeeping, Today's Dietitian, and Spirituality & Health.

When she is not counseling, teaching, or writing, Caroline is enjoying a good meal and wine with her husband, planning her next travel adventure, or taking a walk in the woods with her dog. 

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