Thinking about food is necessary. Stressing about food isn't.

Hi, I’m Meg––and I am so glad that you are here.

Nourished + Strong offers inclusive, compassionate nutrition counseling in Lake Norman and beyond. Along with fellow Registered Dietitian, Taryn Cullen, it is our privilege to support clients as they improve their relationship with food and unlock their self-confidence through counseling sessions, group education programs, metabolism testing and more.

As a Registered Dietitian with a clinical background, I founded Nourished + Strong in 2018 to serve clients with evidence-based, non-diet nutrition counseling. What does that mean?

  • We recognize that while we bring over a decade of experience to the table and may be the experts in nutrition, only you are the expert in you.
  • We don’t believe in restrictive diets, adding food rules or being seen as the food police.
  • We help you reconnect with your body, building confidence and strength along the way.

While evidence-based nutrition counseling is one thing you always can expect from us, our clients often tell us they get so much more than that. I believe this is because of our unique five pillar approach to improving your physical and mental health.

Today, I am proud to say that we have walked with hundreds of women, athletes, adolescents, teens and more as they have learned how it feels to live nourished and strong.
 
If you are ready to start charting your course to better mental and physical health, the first step is booking a free, no-obligation discovery call.

Our Five Pillars

  • Physiology, body awareness, mindfulness
  • Nourishment + hydration
  • Stress management, self care, mindset
  • Intuitive movement/exercise
  • Quality sleep, energy, mental focus

Our Coaches

Meg Carber, RD LDN CNSC

Nourished + Strong founder
Driven by the mission to help clients discover their confidence – with food and beyond – I am here to help you sort through years of (mis)information, body disconnect, and negative self talk.
 
My passion for nutrition reaches back to high school, when I had the unfortunate realization that I was genetically predisposed to just about every chronic disease. Rather than accept that fate, I also realized that what I ate and how I moved my body allowed me to reclaim power.
 
Inspired to help others through nutrition and lifestyle changes, I studied at West Chester University of PA and began to work as a Clinical Dietitian in Philadelphia. But it… wasn’t exactly what I expected. While I was drawn to the complexity of nutrition support in surgical and critical care medicine, I was missing the prevention and lifestyle aspect that drew me to nutrition in the first place.
 

After moving to private practice, I discovered my love for counseling centered around intuitive eating, eating disorder recovery and a holistic approach to health. This winding path ultimately led exactly where I needed to go: where I founded Nourished + Strong to uplift clients through non-diet nutrition counseling that also encompasses emotional, physical and mental health support.

On Sunday morning, you can find me… sleeping in as late as my dogs and toddler will allow!

My best party trick is… making everyone feel comfortable to eat whatever they choose! I promise, I’m not looking at what is on your plate and to prove it, I’ll be the first one to the dessert table!

We’ll instantly have something to talk about if you also love… Wawa coffee – if you know, you know.

Taryn Cullen, MPH RD LDN

Sports Performance Nutrition Expert
We aren’t all born with established notions and mindsets around nutrition. Instead, we all know that a combination of sources shapes these ideas throughout our lives for better or worse. With a particular passion for helping female athletes of all ages, I seek to help clients reframe beliefs around nutrition and rediscover how good it feels to eat intuitively.
 
Being an active person and loving sports, the power of nourishing yourself well became a personal experience turned into a career choice. Since earning my Master’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I have worked with athletes of all ages and levels – from the middle-schooler trying to get enough nutrition for their busy schedule to the NFL free agent hoping to get re-signed. I am a firm believer in performance over appearance not only when it comes to athletes but the overall well-being of any person; as performance can apply to work, school, and social life, not just sports.
 

Building confidence in one area of life does positively affect everything else a person does. More than anything, I want to be a voice that helps clear up confusion about nutrition in a world full of mixed messages. I know every client has the ability to feel empowered, capable and strong.

On Sunday morning, you can find me… either sitting outside with a hot beverage or gearing up for Sunday football.

My best party trick is… drawing! Mainly on whiteboards.

We’ll instantly have something to talk about if you also love… reality TV!

Schedule a
Free Discovery Call

Our Specialties:

Eating Disorder
Recovery

Intuitive Eating & Mindfulness

Nutrition Programs for High Performance Athletes

Medical Nutrition
Therapy

Group
Workshops

Our Services

Initial Assessment

Follow Up Session

Dietitian on Demand

Grocery Store Tour

Metabolism Testing

Complete Micronutrient Testing

Have You Already Had an Initial Assessment?

It’s required to have done an initial assessment before further testing can be done!

Have You Already Had an Initial Assessment?

It’s required to have done an initial assessment before further testing can be done!

Your health, physical and mental, is our top priority.

We recognize that during these uncertain times, our clients need our support more than ever. Thanks to technology, we do not expect any lapse in sessions and do not anticipate any closures. For the next few weeks, we are doing our part to help ‘flatten the curve’ by offering remote telehealth sessions using our HIPAA compliant video chat.