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 Dietitians, Taryn Cullen and Kendall Farr, it is our privilege to support clients as they improve their relationship with food and deepen mind-body connection through counseling sessions, group education, metabolism testing and more.
As a Registered Dietitian with a clinical background, I founded Nourished + Strong in 2018 to serve clients with evidence-based, anti-diet, trauma-informed 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 and trust your body, building confidence and strength along the way.
- We are fully committed to providing an inclusive, safe, and collaborative experience.
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 our unique three pillar approach looks at the whole picture and you, as a whole humxn. You’ll improve physical, mental and spiritual health in ways you didn’t imagine possible as you feel at home again in your body.
Our Pillars of Health
Meg Carber, RD LDN
Nourished + Strong founder, she/her
Inspired to make a career out of helping others, 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.
It wasn’t until years into practicing that I realized truly reclaiming my power and helping clients do the same is much more than just what we eat and how we move.
Once in private practice, I discovered my passion for working with athletes and individuals in eating disorder recovery. However, I quickly realized that a conventional approach only took clients so far. Around the same time, I found myself in trauma counseling after the traumatic birth of my first child. Here, I began to uncover how disconnected I had been from my own body long before my son’s birth. I have since dedicated the last three years to advanced training in trauma-informed care and a “bottom up” approach. I am proud to help clients discover deeper embodiment and self-trust as I have worked to do the same.
Even when I couldn’t see where it was going, this winding path ultimately led exactly where I needed to be. I am proud to have founded Nourished + Strong to bring the same passion and curiosity to our approach as we empower clients through anti-diet counseling that also encompasses physical, mental and spiritual health.
On Sunday morning, you can find me… sleeping in as late as my dogs and kids 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, she/her
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!
Kendall Farr, MS RD LDN
Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, she/her
Health is not one size fits all. This realization is really what inspired me to dive deeper into exploring nutrition, not for the masses, but for the individual.
We all have different genes, preferences, and lifestyles that drive our personal choices around food, and nothing brings me more fulfillment and joy than helping individuals to navigate these factors in order to find what health looks like for them. Together, we can cut through the noisy diet talk and instead, work to find a balance that resonates with you.
Majoring in both Dietetics and Psychology provided me a greater understanding and appreciation of just how integrated our emotional/mental health is with our physical health. After completing my Master’s in Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia, I knew that working with individuals to better understand their own behaviors around nutrition was my calling. As a team, we take a holistic approach by digging beyond just “what” you’re eating in order to explore “why” and “how” you’re eating.
Rewriting the script of how we view foods and even how we view ourselves can be daunting. I’m here to be a source of support, knowledge, and encouragement on your journey to seek out the happiest and healthiest you along the way.
On a Sunday morning, you can find me… if you’re lucky! I’ll be nuzzled up with a good book under the covers as long as possible.
My best party trick is… dancing with the confidence of Beyoncé but the skills of a small toddler, just learning to walk.
We’ll instantly have something to talk about if you also love… podcasts chock full of random info.