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Is Nutrition Coaching Right for Me?
Nutrition can be an incredibly confusing and difficult field to navigate. We are constantly bombarded with articles, books and videos telling us what to eat, when or when not to eat and how to eat. Just when we think we know what’s “best” and have it figured out, it all changes again. Nutrition is a constantly evolving science and it’s my job to help you determine the truth based on the science and learn what is important for your individual well-being and what can be tossed aside.
Hi! I’m Ashleigh
ASHLEIGH WHITTINGTON, MS, CNS, LN
I’m passionate about helping my clients develop an enthusiasm for both movement and nutrition. in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. My approach is rooted in fostering a positive and judgment-free space where your unique strengths, needs, and aspirations are recognized and celebrated
I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and am both a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a Licensed Nutritionist in the state of North Carolina.
Functional nutrition, is an integrative, personalized, and collaborative approach in learning how to optimize your health and help you feel your best. All too frequently, nutrition guidance can be prescriptive, confining, and uninspiring. While I do see food as medicine, it is also a pleasure in our lives. I believe it’s incredibly important to highlight the enjoyment of eating, focusing on mindfulness and taking the words “good” and “bad” away from food.
We will work together, enabling you to make informed decisions on your individual nutritional needs and create a balanced approach that nourishes your body and improves your health.
How is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) different from a Registered Dietician?
The CNS and RD credentials have similar requirements. A CNS must have a Master’s in Nutrition, accrue 1000 hours of supervised experience in clinical nutrition and pass a board exam. An RD is skilled with acute medical care, while the CNS practioner addresses clients in a more holistic/functional manner.
In NC, a licensed nutritionist, which includes the same requirements as CNS; is qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy. According to NC Board of Dietietics/Nutrition, this is defined as the “provision of nutrition care services for the purpose of managing or treating a medical condition.”