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Meet Danielle Alder, MEd, RDN

Danielle Alder MEd RDN
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Danielle is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credentialed with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and is an active member the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietetics Association (CPSDA) and Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Arizona State University and a Master's in Health Education with an emphasis in the treatment of eating disorders from Plymouth State University.

She has experience working athletes at all levels including high school, college and professional. She has worked with athletes at several Division I programs including Arizona State University, Florida State University, Millsaps Training Facility and UCLA to enhance performance through evidenced-based nutrition practices. Along with her passion for sports nutrition she also has an interest and experience working with clients who have disordered eating, eating disorders and body dissatisfaction.

Danielle enjoys working alongside clients on their journey to strengthening their performance and their relationship with food, movement and their body. She believes in whole person care and honors each client’s individual health needs and goals. Along with her role as a nutrition therapist, she is a trained Facilitator for The Body Project®, a dissonance-based body acceptance program developed to help adolescent girls and young women deal with the societal pressures of body image.

Outside of the clinic she also enjoys spending time in the beautiful Arizona parks and lakes paddleboarding, boating or hiking.


Education and Training

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Credentialed with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Facilitator. The Body Project
  • MEd, Health Education: Eating Disorders. Plymouth State University
  • Graduate Certificate in Dietetics Internship. Iowa State University
  • B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics. Arizona State University



  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs


  • Sports Performance Nutrition
  • Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction

Why Choose a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) are considered the experts in the nutrition field. The RDN has extensive education related to medical nutrition therapy, food chemistry and food management. They have completed at least a bachelor's degree, completed an accredited supervised practice experience and passed a national examination. RDNs focus on evidenced-based nutrition information and complete continuing education requirements. For more information about how an RDN can help you, click here.

Person Centered Approach

At National Nutrition Associates, we believe that nutrition information should be tailored to your individual needs and food preferences. Together we will develop an individualized plan that will fit your lifestyle and personal goals. Nutrition is not a "one size fits all" meal plan, it's so much more!


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