Nutrition and Dietitians
MS, RD, LDN
I’m a much healthier person now than I started out. I wasn’t always into nutrition and I rarely exercised. Then a realization hit. If I don’t take care of myself now by choice, my body will demand it later. It will be expensive, stressful, painful, and burdensome for those dear to me. I’m a “now or never” kind of person, so did I just join a gym and make a new year’s resolution? Nope, I went full tilt, leaving a career in early childhood education to pursue a Masters in nutrition and a credential that would allow me to provide individual assistance to others in managing their own wellness and/or specific health conditions. I’ve worked long and hard, and had my two children along the way, which has made my journey truly unique. Not only can I finally claim the title Registered Dietitian legally as of 2019, but I am beyond thrilled to have the privilege to meet people individually and guide them on nutrition crafted specifically for them!
Of course, I did more than school as I studied. First and foremost, I started making better choices for my own wellness. I also taught nutrition through the Alice Aycock Poe Center in Raleigh, assumed leadership over the Three Sisters’ Garden, coordinated food oriented social events, and served patients at Duke Raleigh Hospital, among other things. Here we are six years later, and my passions are rooted in helping others strive for wellness through their food choices, growing things (this year it’s zucchini, carrots, and peppers…so far), and continuing to learn more.
In addition to being the club dietitian, I am also a wife and mom. God has blessed me with a wonderful husband and two boys (age 3 and 8 months) with whom I am absolutely smitten! We live in rural Sanford, take daily walks, and are total huggers. I’m outdoorsy, love silence, and in my free time, I snuggle eon my boys!
No transformation is overnight. I began to pay attention to my food choices seven years before changing my career! When we meet, you’ll learn that I will approach helping you reach goals at your pace. I strive to be motivational and encouraging, pursuing forward movement toward health. Wellness is a daily choice that is always easier to grasp with a sidekick. So, I’m Terri, your nutrition sidekick!
My name is Lee MacCabe. I am a registered dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and a licensed dietitian/nutritionist with the state of North Carolina. I got my bachelors In science at Appalachian State University and completed my nutrition internship with Wake Med. With Wake Med, I got extensive experience in many areas of nutrition from community education and outpatient weight loss, to working in each intensive care unit. I continue to work as a clinical dietitian and community educator for people with all kinds of needs from many walks of life.
I love working with people, and want nothing more than to see them succeed. This, coupled with my love for health, fitness, and food, was the driving reason behind me choosing to become a dietitian. Nutrition is key in becoming your healthiest, happiest self; but understanding your desires, goals, and motivations is equally important. When you work with me, you don’t just get a meal plan, you get a comprehensive look at your lifestyle and goals, and how we can make those meet while keeping you happy and motivated. Food is important, and so are you. So, let’s talk about how to take some manageable, positive actions to make you your happiest and healthiest self.