Meet Christine, your registered dietitian nutritionist located in Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona. Her passion lies in assisting those with diabetes to manage and regain a high quality of life.
Christine’s ideal client:
She enjoys meeting people and is always up for a challenge. Recently, she finds herself helping clients sort through information overload about food and health that comes from the internet, TV, and well-meaning friends, family, and co-workers. Together, they figure out a realistic and sustainable plan that meets the client’s needs.
Three favorite types of clients:
- Those with pre-diabetes and diabetes who feel overwhelmed and frustrated.
- People struggling with weight issues whether it’s the last 3 months or 30 years.
- Teenagers and young adults who take a proactive approach with their health to make sure they are, “eating the right foods” to meet their goals.
Success story from her client:
“I was unhappy with my body weight gain in the past few years, how my clothes were fitting me and how and what I was eating. Finally I decided to change it but I got so lost and overwhelmed with all the information about healthy eating and types of diets and what to do and what to not do that I decided to get the help of professional nutritional counseling.
With Christine, I learned about my nutritional needs, I changed my eating habits, I tried new things and overall I changed my relationship with food without feeling deprived. Christine was down to earth, with a realistic and understanding approach, set small and smart steps to reach my goal. And so far I lost 20lbs and dropped pants size from 12 to 8 in 4 months!”
Why is Christine a registered dietitian nutritionist?
“People and food; that is why I became a dietitian!”
Since I could read, I have been interested in the science behind food and how it affects one’s health. Pre-Med was my college path until I took a Nutrition class taught by a dietitian. I had no idea that I could get paid to do what I have always enjoyed. Nutritional Sciences was my new major and I never looked back.
Over the years I have worked in a variety of settings as a dietitian and have enjoyed each one. As a dietitian with Anderson’s Nutrition, my favorite part is to see clients have that “a-ha” moment when they realize that they can make positive changes or have reached a goal set for themselves.
How does Christine stay healthy?
Balance, variety, and moderation. She has a positive outlook on life and is lucky to have support from family and friends. Trying new recipes while cooking for her family relaxes her. No food is off limits. It is just a matter of how much and how often. Exercise is her sanity saver. She tries to workout 5-6 days a week mixing it up among group fitness classes, boxing, spin, weight training, or enjoying the hiking trails near her house.
What else should you know about Christine?
She was born in Massachusetts, but her parents moved to Arizona when she was 11 months old. Her parents, sister, and brother (along with their families) live here in town. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Arizona. She completed her dietetic internship and received her Master’s through Texas A & M University. She met her husband of 20 plus years through a mutual friend at a gym! They have three sons ranging in age from 16-20. Lucky and Hugo are her two loyal rescue dogs.