Hi there!

You are in the right place if you want a friendly guide to walk with you on your health and wellness journey. Thanks for taking some time to get to know us. We hope to get the opportunity to learn more about YOU soon.

Well Balanced Nutrition is a private nutrition practice in North Carolina providing

personalized nutrition coaching

to clients with a variety of health concerns using an integrative, whole-person, and evidence-based approach.


  • Nutrition Coaching 
  • Courses and DIY Guides
  • Meal Planning Tools
  • Corporate Wellness


  • CLEMMONS OFFICE: located inside the Historic Broyhill Suites | 3540 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC | 336-298-1591 
  • DURHAM OFFICE: right above The Parlour in Downtown Durham | 115 Market Street, Durham, NC | 919-335-3828
  • Virtual visits also available!
  • Fax: 1 (919) 869-1797

Meet the Coaches

Our coaches are registered and licensed dietitians who can educate and provide medical nutrition therapy for a variety of health concerns.


Lucy Hayhurst, RD, LDN

Founder, Nutrition Coach, Speaker, Author

My interest in health and wellness started in high school when I started doing yoga and going to the gym with my mom. After arriving at the University of Dayton, I discovered a career in dietetics. I was convinced everyone would want this job. Who doesn’t want to talk about food and exercise all day?!

This passion and enthusiasm for healthy habits have led me to help hundreds of clients find their own path to health and well-being for nearly 15 years.

Along the journey, I developed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and have taken a new approach of using food as medicine. My personal experience has led me to help other clients with gut health issues find their own path to hope and healing through functional nutrition coaching.

I love to motivate and inspire groups when I present for our Well Balanced community partners such as the Durham YMCA, Self-Help, the City of Durham, and James Scott Farrin. I’ve been told my big smile can brighten a room. My playful approach makes nutrition more fun and I’m a firm believer in enjoying life through food.

When I’m not talking about food and wellness, you can find me playing in the kitchen, walking in the woods, or at a local park with my husband, Andrew, and our nature-loving toddler, Atlas.

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In addition to offering one-on-one coaching, I am an author and motivational speaker.

My credentials: 

  • Licensed and Registered Dietitian since 2009
  • Over 10 years of experience in nutrition counseling and wellness coaching for individuals and corporate clients
  • Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Dayton
  • Trained professional & motivational speaker
  • Functional Nutrition Alliance, student

Kristen Norton, RD, LDN

Nutrition Coach, Podcaster, Chief Creative Officer, Co-owner

I wasn’t always a healthy eater. My curiosity for nutrition began when I needed more energy to get through gymnastics practice as a kid. I got my hands on a nutrition 101 textbook (thanks, Aunt Patty) and went to town with my highlighter. I had an interest in nutrition but I had a big problem. I was a picky eater, which made eating the right foods tough. It wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I truly began to branch out and enjoy more foods. I still don’t have the widest palette, but I have learned to love vegetables and many healthy foods.

In college, I realized I had another problem: emotional eating tendencies. It wasn’t until Lucy,and I partnered up and studied mindful eating and behavior change books that I felt in control of emotional eating. It is so freeing to have the strategies and tools that I need and now I share them with my clients.

I bring what I’ve learned from my journey and my education to you, but more importantly, I know that what works for me, isn’t necessarily what will work for you. When you are looking to improve your lifestyle habits, you need someone in your corner who understands the complexities of nutrition and behavior change. You deserve an empathetic coach that takes the time to listen to your story and build a plan that’s right for you.

My areas of interest include:

  • Youth Sports Nutrition
  • Post-Bariatric Surgery Nutrition
  • Prediabetes and Diabetes
  • Helping adults learn about nutrition and health to gain confidence, clarity and improved health, while breaking away from diet culture
  • Realistic, sustainable approaches to weight management

Work with me in Clemmons, NC, or online.

In addition to offering one-on-one coaching, I share my love for lifelong learning on the Health Geeks Bookclub Podcast.

When not at work, you can find me hanging out with my little family or escaping for some alone time to be creative, read or relax in comfy clothes with something tasty to drink.

My credentials: 

  • Licensed and Registered Dietitian since 2007
  • 15 years of experience counseling and coaching individuals and families on healthy eating
  • Masters in Wellness and Gerontology from Ball State University
  • Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from Ball State University

Christy Quirk, MS, RD, LDN

Chef, Nutrition Coach / Dietitian

Hello! I am a chef-turned-dietitian with a lifelong passion for food. I absolutely love helping clients discover new foods and develop strategies to address both their nutritional needs and wants. My goal is to help clients feel well-nourished and not be intimidated by food or cooking. I spent over a decade at some of Durham and Chapel Hill’s best restaurants, curating a personal style that is locally sourced, plant-forward, and oftentimes light. These days my meals are often quite simple too. 

My spouse and I have two young children that keep us constantly on our toes. We all share a love for hiking, camping, and cycling on both roads and trails. 

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My credentials:

  • Masters of Science in Nutritional Sciences, North Carolina Central University

  • Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, North Carolina Central University
  • Bachelors of Arts in Romance Languages, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Registered Dietitian (RD), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in North Carolina (LDN)

Bridget Hollingsworth, RD, LDN

Nutrition Coach / Dietitian

I’ve always loved food: eating, cooking, sharing, growing, preserving, and how it makes you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally. It probably would’ve been obvious that I might end up as a dietitian when I was a kindergartener who requested my grandmother’s lima beans and liked eating unfrosted shredded wheat for breakfast. My enthusiasm for learning about all aspects of food and health led me to the field of nutrition and dietetics, and my passion for helping everyday people led me to a career supporting community health via nutrition counseling and research.

Twenty years after choosing this field, I still happily spend much of my time thinking about food, and I enjoy being in the kitchen, grocery store, market, eating at the tables of loved ones, and in restaurants. Beyond all the food-related spaces, you can find me enjoying a good book or restocking my to-be-read pile (already too high!), working outside in my garden/yard, running in Durham, or planning and traveling to new places with my husband, family, and friends.

I’m excited to help you explore how foods can benefit your overall health and wellness goals!

My credentials:

  • Licensed and Registered Dietitian since 2010

  • Master of Public Health, Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Bachelors of Science in Dietetics, Purdue University

 Joann Godwin, RD, LDN, CPG

Nutrition Coach / Dietitian / Gerontologist

My goal is to support you in finding your own unique version of nutrition and overall wellness balance. I am passionate about making healthy living doable, accessible, and affordable for everyone. I am here to offer positive encouragement and lead you to living fully! With more than 20 years of personal and clinical experience in medical nutrition therapy, wellness coaching, and clinical aging research I believe healthy is more than following a diet or hitting a goal weight, it’s about listening to your body and treating yourself with compassion. It’s learning and utilizing your full health potential through medically based nutrition education, guided physical activity, connections, building relationships and creating sustainable healthy habits to prevent and manage disease progression.

For over 20 years I have been working with and motivating corporate groups to create lasting behavior changes to manage weight and hormone issues, diabetes, heart disease and issues associated with aging. At any stage in life I believe it doesn’t matter as much about what you “could or should do”, it’s more about what you “can do” right now in your current lifestyle.

My clients would describe me as friendly, very personable, knowledgeable and extremely supportive in finding solutions to meet their unique health and wellness needs.

In addition to my passion for health and wellness, I love fashion, home design and photography. I love being outside in nature and around water which is where you will find me when I’m not coaching nutrition clients or meal prepping. I love traveling and trying new cuisines with my family, especially in tropical and warm places. Some of my favorite travels other than right here in NC, include Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Mexico and Italy.


My credentials:

  • Registered and Licensed Dietitian

  • Credentialed as a Gerontologist
  • Masters in Gerontology from UNC Greensboro
  • Bachelors in Foods, Nutrition and Food Service Management from UNC Greensboro