Maggie Mills currently serves as a Manager of Medical Education at the Institute for Functional Medicine, where she oversees the production and maintenance of IFM’s member toolkit, as well as various educational projects related to nutrition. In addition to her role at IFM, Maggie is a nutritionist at Center for Discovery in Tacoma, WA, where she leads nutrition education groups, therapeutic meals, and weekly support groups for clients and community members affected by binge eating disorder. Additionally, Maggie is the co-founder and Education Director for Liberating Jasper, an authentic and inclusive healing community focused on eating disorder recovery and body acceptance.
After many years in the educational, editorial, and non-profit sectors, Maggie earned her Master of Science in Nutrition degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. There, her studies focused on holistic, integrative, and personalized nutrition. After graduation, she began teaching nutrition courses for students in NUNM’s MS-Nutrition program, focusing on topics related to the dangers of fad diets, chronic dieting, and weight stigma.
In 2017, Maggie completed the Be Nourished Training Institute’s Body Trust Provider certification program, a 10-month training course which seeks to refocus multiple healing modalities with compassionate care and weight inclusivity at the core. Maggie also holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, where she gained experience and perspective working with underserved populations in the local mental healthcare system. Areas of further interest include integrative medicine, functional medicine, functional nutrition, digestive health, autoimmune conditions, self-compassion, intuitive eating, size diversity, body positivity, Health at Every Size (HAES), and helping others repair their relationships with food and their bodies.