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TrishAnn Ward, RD, LDN, MPH, RYT - 250
Registered Dietitian of My Diabetes Dietitian

Insurance Accepted: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United Health Care, Medcost, TriCare, HealthTeam Advantage, Ambetter Health Insurance, Devoted Health
*All employer plans are different. Most plans cover services. Call the office at MDD and they will help review your plan and answer the questions specific to your company's plan.

Trish has over 20 years of experience in various sectors of nutrition, research, and health promotion. She received a Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition from Georgia State University. She continued her education earning a Master of Public Health in Maternal & Child Health from UNC School of Public Health in Chapel Hill.


Her diverse background includes serving as nutritionist in hospital wellness centers (at Emory University in Atlanta and Oconee Wellness in South Carolina) that offered weight loss and cardio vascular rehabilitation. She had a private practice for five years specializing in eating disorders, and was a Research Project Coordinator for both Emory University and Orelena Hawks Puckett

Research Institute, with a focus on academic research and evidence based practices with families and children.


Trish is a 250 hour certified yoga instructor with certification through Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching yoga at the Waynesville Yoga Studio for the past five years.


Her professional passion is health promotion, understanding the influences of social norms and the environment, and how we can create more opportunities through environmental changes to improve nutrition and increase physical activity to create healthier communities. Her professional goals are to share information in a way that helps clients go “Oh yes, I get it now!” 

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