I’m Heather, a registered and licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, and owner of Heather Goesch Nutrition. My approach is based on the belief that what we choose to eat, how we treat ourselves, and the way we live our lives profoundly affect our health, energy, and happiness — today and in years to come.  

As a nutrition expert who also loves to cook and eat, I created Heather Goesch Nutrition to help others experience the joy of a delicious and fulfilling life. It’s my goal to inspire each of us to be more confident in managing our own quality of life — to eat well, be well, and live well — without sacrificing flavor and fun!

I stand by the philosophy relish the present, nourish the future. Simply put, when you live a life you love, it truly will love you back.

Cheers to that!

Professional Bio

I have a Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition and completed the dietetic internship from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. I am an accredited member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the North Carolina Dietetic Association, and the Women’s Health (WH) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG). I served as Publications Editor for the WH newsletter, Women’s Health Report, for three years, and transitioned from Chair-Elect to WH DPG Chair on 1 June 2015.

Prior to opening my practice, I spent two years as a Nutritionist with the NC Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. During this time I counseled expectant and new mothers on healthy diets for themselves and their families, and completed both the NC Lactation Educator Training Program and the UNC Pediatric Nutrition Course. My role at WIC expanded to include implementation and management of the county’s first Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. I also have experience working as a Clinical Dietitian at a large hospital and cancer clinic in Texas.

I maintain a recipe, nutrition, and wellness blog linked to this website, and am a contributor to Food & Nutrition Magazine, the Stone Soup Blog, and the website Further Food.

For more information about work experience and qualifications, please visit my LinkedIn homepage.

Personal Interests

Outside of work you’ll find me playing with sharp knives and seasonal foods in the kitchen, talking to my plants in the garden, or teetering on the yoga mat with our cat underfoot. I enjoy big red wine, really funky cheese, and great conversation with my husband — preferably all at once.

The shimmering coast of southeastern North Carolina is presently where we make our home, but hope to one day return to our roots in America’s Dairyland.

Keep in touch with me for updates from HGN, the latest nutrition and wellness news, my recipe finds and creations, and recent antics from our corner of the world.


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