Christina Negrete (she/her) is a Registered Dietitian who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences from Seattle Pacific University. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where she also completed her dietetic internship.
Christina is passionate about helping her clients build joyful, healing relationships with food and their bodies, and supporting clients with various medical conditions that can be improved with gentle nutrition.
She utilizes weight-inclusive nutrition approaches to her work, and believes it is important to meet clients where they are in order to help them move towards where they want to be. Christina’s special interests include eating disorders and disordered eating, ARFID, chronic dieting, and chronic health conditions (e.g. diabetes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, PCOS, cardiovascular diseases, etc.).
Christina became a Registered Dietitian because she was determined to bridge the gap between the lack of healthcare and nutrition education in underserved, minority communities. She welcomes clients of all backgrounds and identities. Christina is a native Spanish speaker and especially enjoys working with BIPOC individuals and those seeking services in Spanish. She also enjoys working with individuals in various stages of life, from children as young as 10 years of age to older adults, and everyone in between.
During her time in graduate school, Christina worked as a research assistant for the Sonneville Lab for Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Eating Disorders Prevention, affiliated with the University of Michigan. She contributed to research that examined stigma and perceptions of eating disorders. In addition to her involvement in research and counseling, she currently serves on the Diversity and Inclusion committee for the Weight Inclusive Toolkit project.
In her free time, Christina loves experimenting in the kitchen (especially with baking), meeting new doggos, walking trails, embroidering, and creating playlists while getting lost in the music.