Specializing in nutrition counseling in the areas of eating disorders, weight management and sports nutrition, Suzanne Eleazer-Pirkle is an experienced, registered and headshot_large-01licensed dietitian certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration in Adult Weight Management.  Suzanne has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Mississippi, completed a supervised dietetic internship and holds a Master’s degree in Health Education with emphasis in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. At UAB’s Department of Pediatrics, she was the nutrition trainee for the Leadership Education and Adolescent (L.E.A.H.) grant, focusing on a public health approach to treating adolescents with eating disorders within an interdisciplinary team. Suzanne is passionate about nutrition education and has given numerous conference presentations on eating disorders, sports nutrition and adolescent health.  Suzanne Eleazer-Pirkle is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Birmingham District Dietetic Association (BDDA), Alabama Dietetic Association (ALDA), International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), and Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN).

Suzanne’s philosophy of care is that healthful eating is within everyone’s reach, while also recognizing the dietary challenges that can come with disordered eating.  Her mission is to equip individuals to improve their health and wellness through customized nutritional plans to meet their personal goals.  Suzanne works closely with each client to help develop a healthier, more intuitive and more sustainable relationship with food.  By addressing the emotional and physical relationship to food with nutrition education and counseling, individuals are equipped to lead a balanced lifestyle on the permanent path to wellness.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Alabama Dietetic Association
  • SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition)
  • Birmingham District Dietetic Association
  • Eating Disorder Coalition for Research, Policy, and Action
  • ALNEDA (Alabama Network of Eating Disorder Awareness)
  • The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals