CHRISTINE BYRNE, MPH, RD
As one of the country’s leading voices in non-diet nutrition and intuitive eating, Ruby Oak Nutrition founder Christine Byrne has published over a thousand articles in dozens of national media outlets like Food Network, Bon Appetit, HuffPost, Outside, and Runner’s World. She writes about body liberation, Health at Every Size®, eating disorder recovery, and evidence-based nutrition. She’s also a trained recipe developer, and has contributed hundreds of recipes to media outlets and brands like BuzzFeed, Self, Glamour, Amazon, Jet (now Walmart), and Kroger. Christine is regularly featured as a nutrition expert in these same outlets.
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- Editorial writing and editing
- Content marketing and strategy
- Nutrition and wellness brand strategy
- Spokesperson work and brand representation
- Media appearances and community events
- Recipe development
- Speaking engagements and webinars
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With over a decade of experience in digital media — including years as an editor at BuzzFeed and Condé Nast — Christine Byrne is an expert in creating compelling, evidence-based content that connects with and empowers audiences. She’s done content strategy and marketing work for brands like Amazon, Kroger, and Sleep Number.
Recent media placements
“Many of these videos are created by folks who have a disordered relationship with food. Someone who has a truly healthy relationship with food probably doesn’t feel the need to post what they eat in a day, or to give unsolicited diet advice on social media,” says Byrne. — Why Experts Affirm That ‘What I Eat in a Day’ Videos Should Not Be Anyone’s Guide to Nutrition (Well + Good)
“Fixating on your blood sugar “could cause you to pathologize completely normal glucose responses and fluctuations,” Byrne says. “If you eat carbs, your blood glucose will go up, and that’s totally normal and fine.” — Wellness Influencers and Tech Bros Are Treating This Diabetes Device Like a Fun Trend (SELF)
“I work with a lot of clients who have eating disorders or disordered eating, and almost always there’s a backstory,” [Byrne] told Newsweek. “Often even well-meaning parents really reinforced that some foods are good, some foods are bad. You’re good if you eat good foods; you’re bad if you eat bad foods….It’s so loaded with guilt and shame and is just a really awful way to live.” — Kourtney Kardashian French Fry Rule Is Flawed, Anti-Diet Activists Say (Newsweek)
“The ‘New Year, New You’ schtick is just a more amplified version of exactly the same messaging that diet companies and most wellness companies are giving us all year,” says Byrne, the anti-diet dietitian. “The way that they market it makes it seem like you’re the one who wants to do these things, but actually it’s them who’s putting it on you to feel like you need to do these things.” — Diet messaging is everywhere right now. Here’s how to tune it out. (Vox)
Favorite writing clips
The Dangerous Lie of the Perfect Running Weight (Runner’s World)
Original recipe guides
6 High-Protein Smoothies That Don’t Taste Like Chalk (Silver Sneakers)
Sunny Side Up: From Cook to Journalist to RD, Christine Byrne’s Journey
RD Real Talk: Media Tips from an Anti-Diet Journalist
Pursuing Private Practice: Combining Media Work and Private Practice
Social Deconstruction: The Aesthetics of Wellness
Emotional Eating (and Everything Else): Real Talk About Intuitive Eating
What the Actual Fork: Kids on Weight Loss Drugs!?