Eating disorders, obesity, picky toddlers, and vegetarianism are just a few of the topics our Nutritionists can cover. An appointment can be made at any time. Please discuss this service with your provider. Jennifer is our nutritionist that works in Fuquay-Varina and Apex.
Zeina works in our Cary office and she specializes in eating disorders.
Zeina bridges the gap between knowledge and application when it comes to nutrition, and works with clients of all ages to help them form a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. She specializes in binge eating disorder, emotional eating, restrictive eating disorders, and hormonal/endocrine imbalances. She works directly with clients to create an individualized meal plan that will empower them with confidence and knowledge so that they can reach their personal nutrition goals. Zeina has a special interest in adolescent athletes who struggle with disordered eating, and establishes customized fueling plans to enhance performance. She educates her clients on how to fuel their bodies properly, provides guidance on nutrition supplements, exposes diet myths and strikes the balance between eating and health with an inclusive philosophy of conscious eating.
Zeina received her BS in Biological Sciences with a Nutrition Concentration at North Carolina State University, and completed her Dietetic Internship at Meredith College. She is an active member of the International Association of Eating Disorders North Carolina Chapter and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Zeina was a member of the Healthy Diets family while completing her undergraduate degree in 2008. She then gained experience in both health and wellness clinics, hospitals, and settings that enabled her to provide nutritional guidance to members of special-forces units, mixed martial arts fighters, and triathletes. She rejoined the Healthy Diets team in 2014, and has found her passion in providing nutrition education to those with eating disorders, women’s endocrine/hormonal health concerns and sports nutrition.
Apart from her passion for nutrition, Zeina is a fitness enthusiast with a love for Olympic lifting. When she’s not working, you can usually find her spending time outdoors with her family or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen!
We are using developmental screens in our office at many checkups to make sure we don’t miss any subtle problems. Our office has a special developmental nurse, Janice Genova, who can, when needed, perform more in-depth screens of preschool age children to better define their strengths and weaknesses.
Asthma affects one in ten children and is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. As a practice, we are committed to helping you and your child control their asthma symptoms so that they can have a normal and active lifestyle. Asthma Clinics are offered monthly by Brenda Poirier, PNP in our Cary, Apex and Fuquay offices.
During your visit, you and your child will meet with one of our experienced asthma nurses. He or she will undergo pulmonary function testing and you will be asked to complete an Asthma Control Test. These tools help us understand how well your child’s asthma is controlled.
Your child will also have an examination and we will review his/her symptoms and medication use.
Clinical advice is available 24/7 by calling the office during regular hours or after hours with our triage service or physician on call.