Valerie Carpenter, MS, RD, LD

Laureate Eating Disorders Program

Valerie Carpenter, MS, RD, LD, joined the Laureate Eating Disorders Program in 2012. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Nutritional Sciences and a master’s degree from the University of Memphis in Clinical Nutrition.

Valerie focuses on integrating family involvement in all stages of nutrition therapy and works to bridge the gap between inpatient treatment and transition to outpatient care. “Food is Medicine” is the driving force behind Valerie’s approach to Medical Nutrition Therapy with adolescent eating disorders.

Ms. Carpenter has also taken on the role of Laureate Librarian, as she is just as enthusiastic about reading as she is about nutrition - “nourish the body so you can nourish the mind.”