Asheville NC Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutrititionist
Welcome to Vine Ripe Nutrition!
Hi! I’m Denise, registered dietitian, foodie, nurturer & art lover with a green thumb! I love hiking the mountains of Southern Appalachia, cooking delicious, seasonal meals for family and friends! My husband and I grow a vegetable garden & can a big batch of tomato salsa every summer! We have blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and rhubarb plants too! I love to shop the farmers’ tailgate markets!
A Little About Me
I’m a helper by nature, love science, people & great food made the field of nutrition became a natural career choice for me! I have helped clients for over 25 years improve their health by changing their eating habits to achieve amazing results! I have a BS in Food & Nutrition from University of Missouri and completed my dietetic internship/MS Nutrition & Dietetics from Saint Louis University. My graduate research on school nutrition policies was published in a scientific journal & was inspired by my son during his school years.
I started food blogging in 2008 sharing original recipes that focused on fresh, seasonal foods where I lived. In 2015, I moved my blog to Vine Ripe Nutrition. I am an author of seasonal food & sustainable agriculture when I wrote and published Farm Fresh Nutrition: Eating Green & Clean. Supporting Your Local Economy.
You can get a copy Farm Fresh Nutrition
What Can You Expect With Seeing a Registered Dietitian?
A registered dietitian is a health provider specially trained in the science of the human body & how food relates to our health. In addition, we have studied lots of behavior & education methods that provide people the tools that they need to make changes in their eating habits. We also love to dispel nutrition myths out there & provide accurate information.
I try to make eating fun to inspire you on your journey to permanent behavioral change with personalized nutrition counseling, health coaching, nutrition group classes & corporate wellness.
Find out more about my services Working Together.
My Approach to Health
- Eat as fresh and seasonal as you can.
- Choose whole foods, mostly fruits & vegetables.
- Move Your Body.
- Savor and Enjoy.
- Relax and have fun!
You can read more about some of my work experience here