Caryn Honig


How long have you worked with The Healthy Weigh?

I started The Healthy Weigh in 1995.

Where did you do your undergraduate and internship/graduate school?

I have a few degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Mass Communication and Speech Communications from University of Denver- 1988
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from University of Texas Allied Health Science Center, Houston with combined Internship program – 1997
  • Master of Education from University of St. Thomas, Houston– 2009
  • Currently working on a doctorate of education from Walden University.  Expected graduation is May 2015.

What is your dietetic specialty?

Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

My mission is to help patients develop a normal, healthy relationship with food and their bodies.

How did you get interested in the field of nutrition?

In the late 70’s and early 80’s, I struggled with an eating disorder.  At that time, there was very little help for those with eating disorders.  Not much was known about the treatment of eating disorders.  After receiving many years of psychotherapy, I saw a registered dietitian who helped me learn how to eat “normally” again.  My visits with the dietitian inspired me to become a dietitian specializing in eating disorders.

Relevant history of employment

My first job as a dietitian was as the Nutrition and Exercise Coordinator – Texas Children’s Hospital Wellness Center, 1992 – 1998

Other facts about me:

  • I was a nationally ranked junior tennis player
  • I was a Collegiate All-American tennis player at the University of Denver
  • I was inducted into the University of Denver Hall of Fame in 2006
  • I have two teenage daughters (20 and 18 years old)
  • I have been married to Scott Schepps for 22 years!
  • Our family has 1 big dog and 2 crazy cats.
  • I teach Introduction to Nutritional Counseling and Current Issues in Eating Disorders at University of Houston
  • I have completed 37+ marathons