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 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 womxn, 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

Our Coaches

Meg Carber, RD LDN CNSC

Nourished + Strong founder, she/her
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 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
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!

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.

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Our Specialties:

Eating Disorder
Recovery

Intuitive Eating & Mindfulness

Nutrition Programs for High Performance Athletes

Motorsports Nutrition

Medical Nutrition
Therapy

Group
Workshops

Our Services

Initial Assessment

In this 60-90 minute initial consult, we will review a detailed history of your health and nutrition habits. We will discuss your goals and begin to develop a game plan. In addition to information gathering, I strive to make these sessions educational, so you will leave with 1-2 action items to focus on until your personalized plan is ready.

Follow Up Session

In the initial assessment we will map out our timeline of working together, including follow up frequency. Follow ups are an opportunity to assess our game plan, your goals and progress. I often encourage weekly follow ups in the beginning, and transition to biweekly or monthly as we continue working together. Note there are discounts available for packages of follow up sessions. We will review these options together.

Dietitian on Demand

Dietitian on Demand is our monthly membership program that grants unlimited access to messaging with your Dietitian between sessions and personalized journal feedback. For just $100 billed monthly, you have your personal Dietitian at your finger tips. We encourage all clients to participate in this program to complement in-person sessions for an optimized experience.

We find that clients enrolled in Dietitian on Demand are able to keep their confidence high, reinforce knowledge and easier navigate challenges.

Grocery Store Tour

With the average grocery store containing over 45,000 different food items, it’s no surprise that grocery shopping can be confusing and time consuming.
This 45 minute tour is designed to help you streamline shopping, easily look past common marketing traps and make the most of your grocery budget.

Now offering: virtual grocery store tours.

Metabolism Testing

This 10-minute breathing test is the gold standard for assessing your resting metabolic rate, or how many calories your body burns at rest. In this 45 minute session, we will learn about your metabolic health as it relates to your health and performance goals. *If your insurance policy is accepted and covers nutrition counseling, your test may be just $50. Select pay later when booking. An initial assessment must be booked before advanced testing can take place.

Complete Micronutrient Testing

Even with the “best” diet, nutrient deficiencies are common. About 90% of people are deficient, and 50% of those people are already taking supplements. Spectracell’s test is the most comprehensive nutrient analysis available, measuring functional deficiencies, carbohydrate metabolism, immune function and antioxidant status. Option to add on full thyroid, hormone, cardio-metabolic panels. *An initial assessment must be booked before advanced testing can take place.

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!