About Us

Ruby Oak Nutrition is a safe space for adults and teenagers to recover from disordered eating and work towards food and body peace. We’re a group of identity-affirming, Health at Every Size®-aligned, anti-diet dietitian nutritionists based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Our dietitian nutritionists help people feel better in their bodies without restrictive food rules or weight loss goals. We specialize in eating disorders, disordered eating, and intuitive eating. We work with teenagers and adults of all identities and backgrounds. 

We offer in-person nutrition counseling in Raleigh, North Carolina, and virtual nutrition counseling to folks in North Carolina and many other states.

Clients have said that in their work with us, they feel safe, heard, and accepted. Through anti-diet nutrition counseling, we empower YOU to make nourishing food choices without guilt or fear. 

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Our Raleigh Dietitians

Christine Byrne (she/her), MPH, RD, LDN

Christine Byrne (she/her), MPH, RD, LDN

Owner, Dietitian

Specialties: Adult eating disorders, teen eating disorders

Summer Daley (she/her), RD, LDN

Summer Daley (she/her), RD, LDN


Specialties: Adult eating disorders, teen eating disorders

Serena Hutchinson (she/her), MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC

Serena Hutchinson (she/her), MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC

Dietitian, Lactation Consultant

Specialties: Lactation/breastfeeding, pregnancy and fertility, postpartum, teen eating disorders

Our Mission

Our mission is to help you — and by you, we mean everyone — leave disordered eating behaviors behind and learn to nourish yourself without guilt, so that you can finally be the vibrant, unique, incredible person you’re meant to be.

Our Nutrition Philosophy

We believe that everyone is born with the innate ability to listen to their bodies. We also know — from our own personal experiences, and from experiences that clients share with us — that our diet- and weight-obsessed culture can make it really, really hard to honor our bodies’ needs. We’re told from a young age to ignore our appetites, make ourselves smaller, and eat according to a set of rules (that keeps changing). 

As anti-diet dietitians, we’re here to help you tune out the noise of diet culture, and tune back into your own body. We take a fully anti-diet, weight-inclusive approach because we know that it’s the best path towards feeling comfortable in your own skin, confident in your food choices, and empowered to live the best, most fulfilling life that you can.

At Ruby Oak Nutrition, we know eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image struggles affect people of all shapes, sizes, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ability levels, and economic backgrounds. We also know that our culture, the media, the medical establishment, and even the eating disorder field aren’t exactly safe spaces for people with marginalized identities. Of course we’re not perfect either, but we’re constantly learning, challenging our own biases, and striving to be an inclusive and affirming space for all.

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Our Services

We offer anti-diet nutrition counseling for people age 13 and up. Our services are available in-person at our office in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

We specialize in treating eating disorders and disordered eating. For teenagers, we take a family-based treatment approach that actively involves parents/caregivers in the eating disorder recovery process.

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We also offer virtual nutrition counseling services in:

  • North Carolina
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Vermont

Our Story

Ruby Oak Nutrition was founded in 2021 by Christine Byrne, an anti-diet dietitian and former journalist. (We were originally called Christine Byrne Nutrition, but that name doesn’t reflect the expansive, collaborative group practice we’re building!) Christine saw the need for more anti-diet nutrition services that empowered clients to trust their own bodies, instead of prescribing them cookie-cutter diets.

Although there were already a few fantastic anti-diet nutrition practices in the area, Christine knew that there were so many people still in need of services who weren’t able to access them because of long waitlists, long distances, cost, and more. She started seeing a few clients out of Current Wellness, a wellness studio and co-working space for HAES-aligned practitioners. Her client load grew steadily over the course of that first year, and she hired her first associate dietitian in March 2023.

As Ruby Oak Nutrition continues to grow, we’re committed to continuing to provide excellent nutrition counseling for eating disorders and disordered eating, while expanding our anti-diet services to other areas of nutrition, like pregnancy, lactation, diabetes, sports nutrition, and more.