Christine Byrne, MPH, RD

Christine Byrne, MPH, RD, is a registered dietitian, trained chef and food journalist. She has been a contributing writer at Food Network since 2019. Christine writes about nutrition in a way that's accessible, digestible and free from shame. She aims to help people feel empowered, not stressed out or guilty, when making food choices. Christine has been writing about food since 2012, first as a staff editor and later as a freelance writer. She’s written over 1,000 articles and over 400 recipes for more than 40 national media outlets. As a dietitian, Christine owns Ruby Oak Nutrition, a group private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina that helps clients overcome eating disorders and disordered eating.

Experience: Line cook at Kin Shop in New York, Line Cook at The Marrow in New York, Food editor at BuzzFeed, Digital Features Editor at Self Magazine, Owner of Ruby Oak Nutrition in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Education and Credentials: Registered Dietitian credentialed through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing. Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters In Public Health in Nutrition. Graduate of the French Culinary Institute, a (now shuttered) professional culinary arts program.

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