Curriculum Vitae: Elisabeth C. Peterson, R.D.

Clinical Facilities: Peterson Nutrition and Fitness

2200 Pump Rd., Suite 220
Richmond, VA 23233

(p) 804-440-3110


iaedp Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, 2011
iaedp Approved Supervisor, 2015


iaedp Certification Committee, 2015


1996 to 1997

Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved Internship

1993 to 1996

Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia
Degree: BS in Dietetics, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Experience:

Peterson Nutrition and Fitness

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Medical Nutrition Therapist for individuals and groups.
  • Supervisor for iaedp CEDRD Candidates
  • Consultant for clinical research trials
  • Consultant to hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and corporations.
  • Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University-Masters level nutrition class Preceptor for Dietetic Interns
  • Dietetic advisor for magazines and author of nutrition articles
  • Speaking engagements
  • Personal Trainer

Light of the Moon Café
Co-founder with Anita Johnston, PhD..

  • An online e-course/support circle for women seeking freedom from struggles with eating and weight issues.
  • It is a community that provides a feast of healing images and experiences that deepen our understanding of struggles with food, fat, and dieting within the safety of an online women’s support circle.
  • It is the online companion workbook for Dr. Anita Johnston’s bestseller, Eating in the Light of the Moon, and so much more.

April 2000 to April 2001

Ukrop’s Super Markets
600 Southlake Boulevard
Richmond, Va. 23236-3992

Corporate Nutritionist: Interacted with customers and associates by serving as a nutrition resource. Represented Ukrop’s in the community via media, seminars, health fairs, store tours and special events. Developed and
managed individual counseling programs. Wrote and taught seminars and classes in the community on a variety of nutritional subjects including Coping With Food Allergies, Nutrition and Diabetes, Eating Smart, Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Diet and Disease and Cooking Classes. Wrote articles for Ukrop’s Valued Customer newsletter and Ukrop’s Live Healthy, Be Healthy ads for the Richmond Times Dispatch. Answered Ukrop’s Nutrition & Food Safety Hotline and Live Healthy, Be Healthy e-mail. Ongoing Continuing Education and various seminars and conferences including the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Annual Conferences.

7/98 to 3/00

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, VA 23226
Outpatient Dietitian: Designed individualized therapeutic regimens based on specific diagnosis and patient's personal goals. Taught many classes including Heart Healthy Cooking Class, Healthy Nutritional Habits for local high
school classes and for the aging at The Jewish Community Center. Organized and managed health fair booth. Developed and managed the Outpatient Nutrition Center. Wrote articles for department newsletter.

8/97 to 6/98 the

Richmond Health Care Group
Richmond, VA
Medical Nutrition Therapist/Health Educator: Participated in multi-disciplinary approach to health care with a team of Doctors, Pharmacists and Nurses. Provided health care education and services to pediatrics through geriatrics who are at risk for or have various diseases such as diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, renal, high risk pregnancies, obesity and eating disorders. Education included physiology of disease, the benefits of proper nutrition and measures of control, exercise and education.

8/96 to 7/97

The Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, VA.
Dietetic Intern: Rotations included medicine, oncology, neuroscience, intensive care, pediatric, cardiology, renal/dialysis, nutrition clinic, food service production and management, administration, wellness center, consulting and staff relief. Seminar: Scientific Research Pertaining to Sports Nutrition Supplements. Case Study: Teenage Twin Pregnancy. Tray Waste Study: Determined that a large amount of money could be saved each year, wrote policy and procedure, implemented new policy, inserviced employees.


Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Counselor: This training included exercise physiology, nutrition,
personal counseling, health objectives, fat analysis, aerobics, weight training and other areas pertaining to
fitness and wellness.

Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD)
The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp™) established the certification process to promote standards of excellence within the field of eating disorders. Individuals with the Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) certifications are health care professionals who have met rigorous educational requirements, have accumulated a minimum number of hours of qualifying work experience, have successfully passed a written examination covering the eating disorders field, have made a commitment to stay abreast of current developments in the field through Continuing Education, and have agreed to comply with the Association's Ethical Principles.

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
Intuitive eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind, and body—where you ultimately become the expert of your own body. You learn how to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings, and gain a sense of body wisdom. It's also a process of making peace with food—so that you no longer have constant "food worry" thoughts. It's knowing that your health and your worth as a person do not change, because you ate a food that you had labeled as "bad" or "fattening."

Certified Ageless Grace Instructor

Ageless Grace® is a fitness and wellness program created by Denise Medved. The program consists of 21 simple exercise Tools designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements that are natural and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. The 21 Tools have creative, imaginative names, so they are easy to remember. They are simple to do at home. The movements are designed to be performed seated in a chair, yet they can be done on a bed, standing near or behind a chair, down on the floor, or standing. Almost anyone can do them, regardless of most physical conditions.



Honors Council Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Human Ecology
Alpha Kappa Mu – National Honor Society
Dean’s List throughout 3 years of college


American Dietetic Assn., Katherine E. Smith Memorial Scholarship

Professional Memberships:

  1. International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
  2. National Eating Disorders Association
  3. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Virginia/Greater Richmond Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GRAND)
  4. International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD)
  5. Behavioral Health Nutritionist
  6. Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionist
  7. Women’s Health and Reproductive Nutritionist
  8. Professional Member of the American Diabetes Association
  9. American Association of Diabetes Educators
  10. Aerobics and Fitness Association of America –Certified Personal Trainer

Clinical Research Experience:
Commonwealth Clinical Research Specialists, Inc. Richmond, Virginia


"LY377604 + sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate: A Phase 2 Weight Loss Efficacy Study in Overweight/Obese Men and Women" Eli Lilly, I1L-MC-GAEB


"A 52-Week, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-group Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of XXX In Overweight and Obese Patients"


"A 104-Week, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of XXX In Obese Patients"


"A 2-Year Study to Access the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of XXX in Obese Patients"


"A Phase II, Double-Blind Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group, Multicenter Study to Evaluate Treatment with XXX in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes"


"A Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Two-Arm Parallel Group Trial of XXX, for Inhibition of Atherosclerosis Progression Assessed by Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness, in Overweight Patients With Additional Risk Factors"


"A Randomized, Double-Blind, Two Arms Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Multicenter Study of XXX Once Daily in the Treatment of Atherogenic Dyslipidemia in Abdominally Obese Patients"


"A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo- and Active- Controlled Dose- Range Finding Study of XXX in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Who Have Inadequate Glycemic Control"


"A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of XXX In Obese Patients"


"A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Fixed Dose, Multicenter Study of Weight Reducing and Prevention of Weight Regain Effects and Safety of XXX in Obese Patients with or without Comorbidities"