Title: Freelance Contributor

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Education: B.A. in Creative Writing, Northwestern University; M.A. in Public Health Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Expertise: Nutrition, eating disorders, Health at Every Size, orthorexia
- Registered dietitian with expertise in weight-inclusive nutrition
- Runs members-only Quit Your Diet online community


Christine Byrne, M.P.H., RD, LDN, is a non-diet, weight-inclusive dietitian and journalist. She has contributed food and nutrition articles to dozens of national media outlets, including Self, Outside, EatingWell, BuzzFeed, HuffPost, Bon Appétit, Food Network, Women's Health, Runner's World, Well+Good, Health, O Magazine and more.

Combining her journalism background with her expertise in weight-inclusive nutrition, Christine writes the popular Quit Your Diet Newsletter and runs the members-only Quit Your Diet online community, where she publishes twice-weekly articles on intuitive eating, body acceptance and non-diet nutrition.

- Registered dietitian specializing in orthorexia and other eating disorders
- Six years as a full-time food and nutrition editor at BuzzFeed and Self magazine
- Contributed 1000+ articles to national outlets

Christine started her career as a restaurant line cook in New York City in 2010. She got her first freelance writing assignment in 2012 and started working as a food editor at BuzzFeed in 2013.

In 2016, Christine joined Self magazine as features editor, just as the brand was transitioning to an entirely digital platform. There, she developed hundreds of recipes, edited content for the food vertical and wrote articles about nutrition and home cooking.

As she learned more about the Health at Every Size framework and the non-diet approach to nutrition, Christine decided to leave her full-time editorial job and pursue a master's degree in nutrition to become a registered dietitian. In 2018, she transitioned to freelance writing and went back to school full time.

Christine graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2021 with a master's degree in public health and a Registered Dietitian credential. She opened Christine Byrne Nutrition, a virtual private practice that offers nutrition counseling for adults struggling with disordered eating, orthorexia and other eating disorders

About EatingWell

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