Margaret Ruch

MS, RD, LDN, Workplace Wellness Coordinator, Outpatient Dietitian

I am one of the fortunate few who was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. After high school, I set out East for Raleigh, N.C. to attend North Carolina State University, where I interned with the Sports Dietitian for NCSU Athletics and worked for University Recreation. After earning a B.S. in Nutrition Science with a Minor in Sports Science, I continued my education and earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Meredith College. Following graduation, I interned at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) before moving back home to the Mountains to complete my Dietetic Internship.

I have always had a passion for baking and cooking, and I enjoy experimenting with different foods and testing out recipes for my family. I combine my interest in sports and movement with the science of nutrition by teaching about proper fueling techniques for optimal athletic performance as well as assisting others in creating a positive relationship with food, body, and movement.

I am in the process of becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and I currently serve as a group facilitator for Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED), a local non-profit. I combine my love of food, movement, health, and interacting with others while at Nutritious Thoughts, LLC.

I specialize in the areas of chronic disease, sports nutrition, disordered eating, eating disorders, weight concerns, and mindful & intuitive eating.

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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).

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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.

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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.