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Food & Nutrition


Our Registered Dietitians have experience with a variety of medical concerns including obesity, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. We have experience working with a variety of medical conditions and with both adults and children and are registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed with the state of North Carolina to practice nutrition and dietetics.

We believe:

  • All foods can fit, and that individual foods are not necessarily good or bad
  • It’s the accumulation of good choices over days, weeks and months that make a healthy diet
  • Good nutrition comes from setting goals and making mindful dietary choices

Clients can also rest assured that the information we provide will be evidenced-based and supported by sound research. We also strive to provide nutrition tips that are practical and that most people can reasonably incorporate into a busy lifestyle.


Stop by the Wellness Center front desk to complete the Nutrition Packet and schedule an appointment with a dietitian. Payment must be made prior to the consultation. For additional information, contact the Wellness Center online or call (828)266–1060.

Meet Your Nutrition Coach

Heather Casey

Heather Casey


Heather has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. Over the last 8 years, Heather has worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System as a Clinical Dietitian. Heather is also the Director of the Adolescent Fitness Program (Ad-Fit) and teaches Nutrition Counseling and Nutrition Assessment classes at Appalachian State University.

When Heather isn’t working, she enjoys being active through hiking and running, and enjoys participating in and watching sports. Her desire as a Registered Dietitian is to help teach, encourage and motivate each individual on his or her journey towards wellness.


A consultation with a registered dietitian can help you take the latest nutrition recommendations and find practical ways to apply them to your everyday life.

  • Highest level of nutrition counseling which will provide you with both professional and science based nutrition recommendations.
  • Personally tailored to each individual’s needs.
  • Help managing your weight and other chronic diseases.
  • Motivation and support to help you on your wellness journey.


Initial 1 Hour Consultation
$50 ($25 if purchased with any personal training package except the Intro Package)

Follow-up Appointment
$30- 1, 30 minute follow-up appointment (used within one month of initial consultation)

Follow-up Appointments
$75- 3, 30 minute follow-up appointment (used within two months of initial consultation)

The Firestarter Package
$125, includes 3, 1 hour personal training appointments and 1 hour nutrition consultation

*Payment must be made prior to the consultation

Join us for cooking school!

Join Heather Casey, our Wellness Center Dietitian for cooking school. Cooking school is held in our kitchen classroom and is limited to 10 participants. During each class Heather will focus on different foods and food combinations. She’ll provide healthy cooking options and tips that are practical and can be incorporated into a busy lifestyle.

Stop by the front desk or call 828.266.1060 to sign-up, $15 per class for members.

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Throughout this class your child will learn basic kitchen safety skills and increase their confidence in helping prepare meals in the kitchen. They will also learn the basics of nutrition focusing on sugar, healthy carbohydrates and protein, and how to build a balanced plate. Your child will leave the class feeling accomplished and excited about cooking healthy meals, snacks and desserts.

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