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Katie Barker, MS, RD, LDN, a board-certified and trauma-informed Registered Dietitian, serves patients at Avance Care in Clayton and Raleigh, North Carolina.
She earned her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Meredith College in Raleigh. During her internship at Meredith College, Katie gained valuable experience in clinical nutrition, diabetes prevention and management, and chronic disease care.
As a passionate registered dietitian, Katie is dedicated to creating a safe, empowering, and caring environment for her clients during sessions. Her expertise extends to nutrition counseling settings, health education classes for both kids and adults and hosting cooking classes for patients with eating disorders. Katie uses motivational interviewing to help clients explore barriers and motivators for change. She believes in partnering with clients rather than telling them what to do. Her goal is to assist others in achieving their health goals while still enjoying the foods they love.
Outside of her professional life, Katie enjoys hiking, gardening, watching documentaries, and spending time with her pets. Whether she is exploring new cuisines or basking in the sun in her garden, Katie embraces her free time with enthusiasm.