Kathryn Fink Martinez

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


I work with people who are embarrassed about their struggle with food. Teaching simple habit changes leads to a life with more energy, happiness, and the freedom to eat and truly enjoy foods.

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Over 24 years of experience as a registered dietitian nutritionist with a compassionate approach that connects emotions with food and body challenges. 

  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor (CEDS-C) from the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor trained under Evelyn Tribole, co-author of Intuitive Eating
  • Supervisor of dietitians 
  • Educator of healthcare professional
  • College Nutrition Faculty Member at Dallas College
  • 17 years experience working in Mental Health Facility
  • Former dietitian at Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders
  • Bachelors degree, Medical Nutrition Therapy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Masters degree, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • Treasurer and Chair, Nutrition Entrepreneur practice group
  • Public Relations Chair, Behavioral Health Nutrition 
  • President, DFW International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP™) 
  • Former Chair, Excellence in Practice Committee of IAEDP

Kathryn's Fitness Credentials

  • POP Pilates® Instructor
  • ZUMBA® Instructor
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
  • Les Mills BODYPUMP™ certified Instructor
  • Schwinn® Indoor Cycling Certification
  • American Safety & Health Institute Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid for Children, Infants and Adults

I am passionate about my motto,
"There's Always Room for Ice Cream and Chocolate!"

Speaking to spread the good news

I love to talk to professionals who work with clients to help them to better understand that it is not about the food. By helping to connect the subconscious emotions experienced by individuals when eating, “hidden” reasons unfold about food choices.

Taking the science of nutrition, emotional connections to food, and creating meals that look good and taste great is key.

My passion is helping individuals and audiences, professional or public, discover food and mood connections. These connections help everyone make behavior changes successful. 

I am all about helping people live my motto “There’s always room for ice cream and chocolate!” See more about speaking here.

Post-Bariatric Expertise

As a dietetic intern, I had the honor of being in the operation room to see a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y when they were first being done.  Seeing close colleagues, friends, and clients struggle with complications inspires me to be a resource to help decrease problems.

Viewing the root of the problem and tackling it from both a nutrient and therapeutic approach is what allows clients to feel in control with eating and become a REAL SUCCESS story!

I’ve seen the pattern of post-bariatric clients not knowing what to eat and feeling controlled by food. Some have experienced alcohol/substance abuse, depression, eating disorders and/or struggles with emotional health, even to the point of a suicide attempt.

I studied the demographics and adverse childhood experiences that impact the overall nutritional and mental health. See more about my research.

Working with post-bariatric clients, 2 years post-op and beyond, helped reveal struggles don’t always go away after weight loss surgery. Work with me to learn how to transition to your long-term plan.

Click here to see more about Kathryn's research
on post-bariatric mental health

Career Highlights

      • Develop Eating Disorder Program (inpatient, partial, intensive outpatient)
      • Brookhaven College Emerald Excellence in Teaching Physical Education & Nutrition Award
      • Key Note Designing for Different Abilities Conference “ABC’s Creating Change”
      • Advocate on Capitol Hill for Eating Disorders
      • Selected Reviewer Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Eating Disorder Expiring Position Paper
      • American Dietetic Association Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
      • Quality Matters Higher Education Course Designation