Growing up watching her mom work as a nurse, Christie always knew she wanted to help people live healthier lives. Her mission with Christie, RD is to empower clients to make changes in order to feel better, with more energy and focus — without taking the pleasure out of food. She encourages clients, "Putting nutrition as the focus can mean making small changes that can equal big results like more energy, lower blood pressure, and improved blood glucose."
Christie Hunter, RD
Christie’s clients describe her as outgoing and enthusiastic. She invests herself in your success, acting as your mentor and guide on your journey to better health through smarter nutrition. Never judgmental, she knows how to keep clients motivated and excited about their progress. And Christie “walks the walk,” finding ways to make healthy living fun and simple.
- B.S. in nutrition from UNC-Chapel Hill
- M.S. in nutrition from UNC-Greensboro with a focus on lactation and exercise
- Dietetic internship at UNC-Greensboro
- American Dietetic Association-certified in adult weight management
- Member of the American Dietetic Association, NC Dietetic Association, and the Greensboro Dietetic Association, as well as the Weight Management and Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice groups
- Credentialed provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna
- Licensed in North Carolina and Georgia
Before starting her practice, Christie worked for 12 years as Wellness Coordinator at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She serves as the nutrition consultant for DH Griffin, Bank of Oak Ridge, and Wake Forest University, and she sees clients in the Christie, RD office. Fox 8 News and The Winston-Salem Journal have turned to Christie for her expertise on wellness and nutrition topics. Christie was also selected as the expert dietitian for the BBC/Discovery Health documentary “The Truth About Food.” She is an engaging and dynamic speaker, and has been selected to speak at conferences about running a private practice. As an American Indian and part of the Sappony Tribe based out of Person County, NC, Christie has also run nutrition programs in the Sappony Youth Camp.
There’s no one-size-fits-all nutrition solution. Our bodies are all different, and the demands we place on them vary widely. Christie takes the time to understand your unique situation and goals so she can design a nutrition plan that not only meets your health needs, but is realistic for you to follow.
Christie understands the demands of a busy life that balances work, time with kids, and healthy meals together as a family. She likes to get her family involved with cooking and planning meals. In her free time, Christie enjoys being physically active in a group setting, whether that’s doing a bootcamp class in a gym or walking the neighborhood with her friends and dog.
Christie provides realistic nutrition goals specific to the client’s food preferences and lifestyle. She is friendly, motivating, and encourages exercise. Christie visits one of our large corporate sites and has reversed negative tendencies at that location. It is a pleasure to have her as a colleague!
Christie and her team are always professional, caring, reliable, and knowledgeable. The wellness programs are outstanding and motivating. I know they care deeply about their clients, and they are great to collaborate with.
When I met Christie, my goal was to improve my health and make good nutritional changes that would fit into real, day-to-day life. With her good humor and kind honesty, Christie met me where I was and gave me practical, incremental adjustments that were easy to incorporate. She explained why certain changes were important and offered choices instead of rigid rules. Because of her advice, direction and encouragement, I went from someone who avoided all vegetables to someone who voluntarily chooses kale and cauliflower. Her guidance has helped change my perspective and decision-making around my nutrition.
Christie Hunter is an outstanding nutritionist. She's professional, knowledgeable and caring. When I interact with her, I always learn something useful about proper nutrition and exercise, not to mention neat recipes and cooking tips. What I like most about Christie is her caring, non-judgmental attitude. When I fall short, she's quick to encourage, not criticize. Before Christie I'd never worked with a nutritionist; however, thanks to her I'm more cognizant of what I'm putting into my body. I would recommend Christie, without hesitation, to anyone looking to improve his or her eating habits and overall health. I feel blessed to have her as my nutritionist.
Christie and her team have made it easy and convenient for employees to take advantage of the benefits provided to them through our company health insurance. We continue to have new people sign up to meet with her as well as return visits for folks who continue to find it helpful to meet with her on a regular basis to support their nutrition and health choices. The office staff are responsive and very helpful when we have questions or request information.