Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN

Workplace Wellness Coordinator, Leadership Team Member


*Margaret is not currently accepting new clients*

How would you describe your approach to nutrition counseling?

My nutrition counseling approach could be described as open, non-judgmental, and honest. I practice by offering gentle recommendations that are meant to empower the client to make their own choices. I like to have fun in sessions and I often tackle difficult situations with empathy and understanding.

Which avenues of dietetics do you feel most passionate about pursuing?

I’m finding my passions changing as my life circumstances are changing. After becoming a mom, I'm much more interested in pursuing childhood nutrition through the lens of preventing disordered eating and eating disorders by encouraging a good relationship with food in the early years of life. I remain passionate about treating eating disorders in all ages of people but have now added prevention as a passion. 

If you were to have any other profession other than Registered Dietitian, what would it be and why? 

I'd be a Handyman. I get such satisfaction out of being able to fix small problems around the house or around the office. 

Where can we find you when you're not in client sessions? 

You might find me in my own kitchen, cooking or baking. You might find me cheering on the NC State Wolfpack. Or you might find me lounging on my deck or moving at the gym! 

Education & Certifications:

B.S. in Nutrition Science with a Minor in Sports Science, Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Meredith College, CEDRD - In progress

Special Interests:

Eating disorders, Disordered eating patterns, Weight & body image concerns, HAES®, Chronic Health Concerns, Mindful and Intuitive eating, Non-diet approach


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Margaret'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.