Who Are We?

Dietitian Nutritionists committed to helping you
leverage the power of food to optimize your wellness

Food is powerful. It doesn’t have to be confusing.

We are a Functional Nutrition Practice for Medical Nutrition Therapy, Weight Management, Prenatal & Child Nutrition Counseling, & Improved Wellness

As Dietitian Nutritionists, We Help Others Improve Wellness with Nutrition

Empowered Nutrition offers individualized nutrition therapy programs. We are based in Southern Pines in Moore County, NC. Our services also extend to Pinehurst, Whispering Pines, Aberdeen, Fort Bragg, Carthage, Vass, West End, Pinebluff, Fayetteville, and Sanford, NC. We provide nutrition therapy and counseling tailored to chronic ailments and to help rebuild your relationship with food. Our specialties include:

  • Weight Management
  • Disordered Eating
  • Digestive Health
  • Diabetes
  • Prenatal & Child Nutrition Counseling
  • Sports Performance
  • Hormone Balance

As Certified Dietitian Nutritionists, we use a powerful assessment process to create custom nutrition plans. These plans are designed to be effective, clear, and realistic for YOU. In addition, we take into account your health story, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists will support your wellness journey through:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group programs
  • Quality supplements
  • Specialty lab testing
  • And, of course, personalized meal plans  

We promise to make a nutrition therapy and wellness plan that you can implement in your real life. As a result, you can achieve a dramatic improvement in your health, relationship with food, and well-being

Empowered Nutrition was founded as a way of bringing healthcare to the next generation of everyday people.  Specifically, I’m referring to Functional Medicine, where we achieve incredible outcomes because:

  • Simply addressing symptoms isn’t enough, so we find the root causes of chronic pain, fatigue, weight gain, gut health issues, elevated blood sugar levels, and more.
  • We see you as a whole person. You are not just a fractured set of organs.
  • We create customized plans. Therefore, your nutrition plan is actionable and effective.
  • Your environment is also considered. In addition, this includes your sleep, stress levels, daily movement, toxin exposure, social support, and spirituality.
  • Finally, we support you with responses to questions, ongoing accountability, nutrition education, and community.

Finally, evidence-based care is the core of our practice.  Therefore, we stay on top of the latest science so that we can bring you the best, most effective, and easy to implement plans.

Our Six Pillars

Health Empowerment

Optimized Nutrition

Balanced Exercise


Stress Management

Detoxified Environment

We’ve supported thousands on their journey to Empowered wellness. We’d certainly love to support you as well!  We’ve now available via a combined healthcare team with primary care. Learn more at Thrive:

Our Team of Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists and Administrators

Erin Skinner, MS, RD, LDN, IFNCP

Her personal health journey stimulated a life-long passion for helping others leverage the power of food for wellness.

Kay Graner, MNS, RD, LDN, IFNCP

Combines ‘food as medicine’ and mind-body approaches to support eating disorder care and recovery.

Kirby Mitchell, MS, RDN, LDN

Loves to help her patients escape frustration and use real food to achieve their health goals.

Rachel Gary, RD, LDN, IFNCP

Helps her clients find peace with food through the use of both root-cause nutrition and mindfulness.

Melissa Teel, MS, RDN, LDN

Changed her career path from medicine to nutrition due to her realization of the power of real food.

Brittany Hampton, MS, RDN, LDN

Empowers, educates, and supports her clients to nourish themselves, so they can live more fully.

Brittany Patton

Brittany Choi, MS

Believes vibrant health is available to all and utilizes personalized nutrition to help clients thrive.

Lisa Peacock, BS, CPB

Passionate about creating access to healthcare that is more effective, supportive, and complete.

Sydney Lennox

Has perfected the art of pairing new clients with their perfect nutritionist match.

We provide nutritional counseling services for the following:

Digestive Health – FODMAP – SIBO

Weight Loss – Weight Maintenance


Autoimmune Diseases

Fertility + Prenatal Nutrition – Gestational Diabetes

Our Clinic

Our practice is located near downtown Southern Pines in Moore County, North Carolina. See our CONTACT PAGE for full details.

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