Freelance Writing

Christy is a contributing editor for Food & Nutrition Magazine and was the health and nutrition columnist for Perimeter Bicycle Association's TailWinds outdoor fitness magazine for five years. Christy was also the inaugural LifeWorks Food and Fitness blogger for the global employee resource company Ceridian Corporation. Her work has been been featured in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics web site and Food & Nutrition Magazine's Stone Soup blog in addition to numerous national web and print publications.

Writers for Latina magazine, United Healthcare and Food Network's Healthy Eats blog have quoted Christy's expert advice about food, health, and wellness. Her speciality is translating complicated nutritional science into simple and sound health messages. 

For writing samples, visit the media page. Contact Christy by filling out the contact information at the bottom of this page


Consulting

Since 1998, Christy has consulted with patients of all ages in the inpatient, outpatient and community settings. Starting her career as an outpatient dietitian, Christy quickly develops a positive rapport with her clients and shows them simple, step-by-step ways to improve food choices to gain and maintain optimal health. 

Specializing in wellness, family health, primary care, HIV care and culinary nutrition, Christy can help you achieve your nutrition goals.

Healthy Cookshops 

Cookshop

Born out of her love of both food and nutrition, Christy has been teaching nutrition-focused cooking classes since 1999. Her classes and demonstrations for small and large groups are both educational and entertaining. Whether she's in a conference room or a kitchen, Christy highlights the health benefits of eating for wellness and shows you exactly how to accomplish this.

Christy’s hands-on "Cookshops" bring high-quality nutrition instruction by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to life in your own kitchen. Learn health facts and cooking tips about the foods you’re creating healthy, flavorful meals with from an expert in the field. Cookshops and demos are true to their motto: “Where good food and good nutrition meet.”

Demos run a minimum of 30 minutes. Cook-shops are a minimum of two hours. For inquiries, complete contact information below.
 


FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

Making healthy foods look beautiful in photos started out as a fun to do on her iPhone after teaching cooking classes. After upgrading her camera and dedicating herself to learning more about lighting, styling and editing, her photos began receiving more attention and have been featured in Shape Magazine and Kernels e-magazine. All food photos on this site have been shot by Christy, unless otherwise noted. Check the Photo Gallery for more samples of her work.

Speaking & Demonstrations

LATISM Our Latino Diet Panel

Vibrant, thorough and inspiring, Christy's ability to capture an audience to deliver a sound health message is unfailing. Whether it's a group of two or two hundred, Christy brings her knowledge of food, nutritional science and experience in patient care to the forefront to speak about current health topics. From school-aged children to teenagers to adults, Christy has spoken to audiences of all ages about healthy snack ideas, diet trends, and the science behind dietary fats. She presented a series of lunch hour wellness talks and cooking demonstrations to clinical and administrative staff at El Rio Community Health Center sites. She currently does wellness talks and demos for faculty and staff at the University of Arizona.  Christy has been a featured speaker and professional panelist at local, state and national conferences, including the Arizona Dietetic Association, ACF Chef's Association of Southern Arizona and LATISM.  Complete contact information below for inquiries.

 

Testimonials

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“What an awesome and entertaining cooking experience. I learned so much about the nutritional value of what I thought to be the “healthy” alternative. Thank you so much for this delicious and enjoyable experience.”
— Participant, Healthy Cookshop
“If you want a fantastic cooking experience with a wonderful cooking teacher, Christy is the perfect choice for you. It was two hours of learning great healthy recipes and learning excellent cooking skills. Thank you for teaching us these fabulous skills. The food was delicious!
— Erika C., Healthy Cookshop hostess
Loved the class! Informational, entertaining and super delicious! I think this is a great way to encourage those of us intimidated by the kitchen to be more adventurous and interested and invested in the nutritional value of what we eat. Great interactive and hands-on approach—makes it that much more engaging. Thank you, Christy!
— Martha B., Healthy Cookshop hostess
Thank you so much for the wonderful class! The food was absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I can definitely see myself making all three recipes for my family. I still cannot believe the mousse was made with tofu. Thank you!!
— Trisha B., Healthy Cookshop participant