North Carolina Licensed Nutritionist and Dietitian
Asheville Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Nice to meet you, I’m Denise, Asheville registered dietitian nutritionist. I’m a foodie, nurturer & art lover with a green thumb! And just like you, I have a complicated relationship with food and nutrition. As I move towards middle age, I suddenly realized that I am not getting any younger. So, I have learned from real life experience how important eating nutritious food is in my own life. It is key to feeling great and doing the things I love! Also, it is an important to helping me stay healthy.
I have a BS in Food and Nutrition from University of Missouri. After that, I completed my dietetic internship/MS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Saint Louis University. My graduate research on school nutrition policies was published in a scientific journal. And it was inspired by my son during his school years.
I moved to Western North Carolina in 2006 and started Vine Ripe Nutrition. My goal is to help people who need a nutrition expert who partners with them to make food choices to improve their physical and mental well-being. Nothing is better than seeing my clients reach their goals and feel more comfortable with about their relationship with food!
I enjoy hiking the mountains of Southern Appalachia and cooking delicious, seasonal meals for family and friends! My husband and I grow a vegetable garden and can a big batch of tomato salsa every summer! We have blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and rhubarb plants too! I also love to shop the farmers’ tailgate markets!
If you are looking for an Asheville registered dietitian nutritionist, find out more about my services here and schedule a personalized nutrition session or create a customized package made just for you.
In addition, if you want to find out more about how we can work together, you can schedule a free 15 minutes consult!
I look forward to meeting you!