Kendra L. Gaffney

Kendra L. Gaffney

RD, LDN, CEDRD-S,  Group Practice Owner

I was sprouted in the dirty south of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was raised in the small town of Makanda, Illinois where I attended college at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After graduating with a B.S. in Food and Nutrition, specializing in Dietetics, I went on to complete my graduate program/Dietetic Internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville Tennessee. Following my graduation, I moved to the Emerald Coast of Florida.

After working as a clinical dietitian for 8 years in the Panhandle of Florida, in 2010 I traveled the entire lower 48 searching for a place to open my dream business, a group practice called Nutritious Thoughts. The sights, sounds, and spirit of Asheville pulled me to the Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I am now living my dream as the Founder of Nutritious Thoughts. In addition, I am a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and Approved Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). This certification was established to promote standards of excellence within the field of eating disorders. I also enjoy serving my local community as an Advisory Board Member and Support Group Supervisor for the local non-profit organization, Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED).


Kendra'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 Competitive & Recreational Athletes, Chronic Health Concerns (i.e. diabetes, digestive issues, food allergies, depression, anxiety), Women’s Health (i.e. PCOS, gestational/hormonal & reproductive nutrition).

Visit Us

31 College Place
Building B Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28801
Adjacent to the Girl Scout Building

Nutritious Thoughts' entrance is not wheelchair accessible. We always strive to accommodate the needs of our clients. Please contact us directly about your particular situation.

Contact Us

Phone: (828) 333-0096

Fax: (828) 505-8772

Who We Are

Registered Dietitians and Licensed Nutritionists located in Asheville, NC serving all Western North Carolina, East Tennessee and Upstate South Carolina region.