About Mary Howley Ryan, Registered Dietitian

About Mary Ryan


Registered Dietitian Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wyoming, with a Master of Social Work degree. She is also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master of Science degree in Foods & Nutrition, Licensed Dietitian in Wyoming and Idaho. She is a Certified Eating Disorder specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).


Eating is one of the most basic aspects of self-care. Sadly, what was once a simple need to fulfill has become confusing, overly complicated, and too often a source of shame, anxiety or obsession for a lot of people.

My mission at Beyond Broccoli has always been to guide and support you toward nutrition changes for health and well-being. I have expanded this mission with my additional therapy skills for us to work together towards any lifestyle changes that help you make your life better. 


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board, 2020 (PCSW 2018-2020).
  • Master of Social Work Degree (MSW). University of Wyoming School of Social Work, Laramie, Wyoming, 2018.
  • Masters of Science Degree (MS) Foods & Nutrition. Division of Nutrition Coordinated Masters Program. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2001
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2001–Present.
  • Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD). International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, 2013-Present.
  • Licensed Dietitian (LD) in Wyoming and Idaho, 2013-present.
  • Certified Dietitian (CD) in Washington State, 2009-2013.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, English. Saint Michael’s College. Winooski, Vermont, 1985.


  • Addictions Therapist. Curran Seeley Foundation, 2018-2020 (Social Work Intern 2017-2018).
  • Clinical Social Work Intern. Center for Change, 2017.
  • Adjunct faculty Nutrition & Exercise Science Department. Bastyr University, 2009-2013; spring quarter 2015 (online).
  • Staff Dietitian, The Moore Center for Eating Disorders (now Eating Recovery Center of Washington), 2011-2013.
  • Community-based classes through Central Wyoming College and Beyond Broccoli 2001-2009, 2013-present.

Why Beyond Broccoli? and the Inspiration

NOLS Backcountry Nutrition: Eating Beyond the Basics
by Mary Howley Ryan (2008)

We all know the basics to survive in the backcountry includes enough food and water. This book goes beyond the basics to help you understand how to thrive on your backcountry adventure – especially longer trips when good nutrition is key.

This nutrition field guide is the culmination of a relationship with the National Outdoor Leadership School that began with a nutrition study of NOLS rations during an internship in 1999. A great companion to the NOLS Cookery, this is the book you read before you begin meal planning to help guide you towards the foods that will enhance your backcountry experience.

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