Christy Wilson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a passion to help her clients achieve optimal health. At heart, she is a teacher who educates her clients on how to better care for themselves by cooking and eating whole, nourishing, healthy foods. Translating complicated nutritional science into simple language and useful tips, Christy’s mission is helping clients gain control over their health one bite at a time. From deciphering food labels at the grocery store, choosing the healthiest menu items at a restaurant, to making nutritious meals for your family, Christy’s advice will always lead you in the right direction.

Since 1997, Christy has been spreading the word of nutrition, health and wellness to clients in Arizona, Texas and New York. She has worked in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, community health arena and non-profit sector. Whether you meet with her individually, in a group setting or in a kitchen where she’s showing you how to prepare a delicious, healthy meal, meeting Christy will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

Christy Wilson

Personal Bio

Nutrition became an interest of mine when I took my first course at the University of Arizona. After taking my first undergraduate nutrition class, all I wanted to do was learn more. During my post-graduate internship at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, I worked in kitchens and clinics across the metroplex and was quickly hooked. My first job as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with Parkland Hospital’s Community Oriented Primary Care Clinic in East Dallas, I had the opportunity to counsel patients of all ages, both individually and in group classes.

As a volunteer with Share Our Strength non-profit organization, I co-taught a series of cooking and nutrition classes with a chef…and the light bulb went off! We showed families how to choose, shop and cook healthy foods and...it worked. Taking this valuable experience, I began teaching nutrition focused bilingual cooking classes at Iris House, Inc. in Harlem, New York, then I developed similar classes offered at Pima Community College. Since 2005, I have been teaching my Get Cooking classes at El Rio Community Health Center, Special Immunology Associates serving the Tucson and Southern Arizona HIV community.

After nearly 11 years working as an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health and Hospital System (SAAVHS), I decided to branch out on my own and began writing, speaking and private consulting work with community organizations. In 2014, I returned to my alma matter as a health educator and nutrition communications leader with UA Life & Work Connections employee wellness service. Two years later, I transferred to UA Campus Health Service as a nutrition counselor and advisor of the Cooking on Campus program, a culinary crash-course taught by university students for students. 

In 2012, I crafted my own website that had a small collection of my writing, my food photos and some recipes. Now, it houses a host of recipes and vibrant food photos along with work that I have done with amazing brands, food commodities, journalists and editors. My freelance business has grown steadily over the years and I have worked hard to deliver products that are true to me, my mission and my passions in life. 

It has taken me several years to craft a job where each piece involves doing what I love to do. Fortunately, I've found it and I'm here to help you.

Organizations I've Worked with

Food Brands and Commodities

Professional Organizations 

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, member

    • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, member

      • 2015-2016 Director of Awards & Networking

    • Food & Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group (FCP), member

      • 2013-2014 Twitter Manager

    • Diabetes Care & Education Practice Group, member

    • Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN), member

  • Southern Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


  • 2003-2004 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Recipient

    • Southern Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics