Abbie Young

Abbie Young, RD, LDN, RYT, CMI

Outpatient Dietitian


*Abbie is currently accepting new clients!*

How would you describe your approach to nutrition counseling? 

I value co-creating a space that honors and celebrates each person's own autonomous experience as it relates to food, their body, their wellbeing, and their life. I believe in the power of a warm, safe, & curious space; the power of play as a form of healing; and the power of each person being an expert of their own body & well-being. 

Which avenues of dietetics do you feel most passionate about pursuing?
Food intersects all of life and, for me, food is personal; food is communal; and food is justice work.  I believe that everyone is worthy of having access to spaces and support to heal and transform their relationships with food & their bodies. I also believe that policies, systems, and providers have to actively undo and rebuild systems internally and externally to create environments and food systems that are pro-food justice, pro-health at every size, anti-diet culture, anti-fatphobic, anti-racist, etc. I am most passionate about taking an active part in that process! 
If you were to have any other profession other than Registered Dietitian, what would it be and why?
I would spend as much as time as possible participating in mutual aid work in the community that would include making herbal medicines for people and growing food & herbs to share!
Where can we find you when you're not in client sessions?
You can find me writing spoken word poetry and sipping on a hot beverage; tending to the garden; dancing with dear friends and moving my body in a way that feels good for me in the moment; adventuring to forage medicinal flowers, herbs, & barks to make medicine  to share with my community; doing mutual aid work in the community; reading Braiding Sweetgrass; and spending intentional, quality time with people who mean the most to me! 
Education & Certifications: 
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, LDN, Registered Yoga Instructor, RYT, Certified Meditation Instructor, CMI

Special Interests:
Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating, Health at Every Size (HAES) & Non-Diet Approaches, Body Image, Chronic Diseases, Menstrual Health, Mindful & Intuitive Eating, Trauma Informed Care


Abbie's Meeting Space

We specialize in Eating Concerns (eating disorders, disordered eating patterns, emotional eating, chronic dieting, weight & body image concerns), Nutrition for Substance Use Recovery, Nutrition for Mental Health, Nutrition for Competitive & Recreational Athletes, Chronic Health Concerns (i.e. diabetes, digestive issues, food allergies, depression, anxiety), and Gestational, Hormonal & Reproductive Nutrition.

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31 College Place
Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28801

1612 Asheville Hwy
Suite 1 & 3
Hendersonville, NC 28792

140 Appalachian Street
Suites EE & FF
Boone, NC 28607

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Phone: (828) 333-0096

Fax: (828) 505-8772

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Registered Dietitians and Licensed Nutritionists located in Asheville, Hendersonville, Boone and Sylva, as well as virtually serving the entire state of North Carolina.