Christiane's Background & Experience
In addition to the decades I’ve spent crafting foods from scratch in kitchens, I am also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a graduate of the Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) Program in Integrative Medicine from George Washington University.
Technically speaking, I’m an integrative and functional dietitian with a depth of experience in health, wellness, and fitness. Translated, this means that I bring you (my amazing clients!) into the discovery process of your own health, and tailor your plan to specifically address your unique needs as a whole person. Not just certain parts of you or symptoms, but you as a complex human being comprised of experiences, history, genetics, physiology, and lifestyle choices.
Hi, I’m Christiane Matey—Appalachian mountain girl, lover of really good food, licensed and registered dietitian nutritionist, and founder of Mint Nutrition. Basically, I’m an expert on good nutrition and the kind of food choices that can make us healthy.
Parented by two hard-working chefs, I grew up in the restaurant biz in a small town in New Hampshire—the restaurant was downstairs and we lived upstairs. I was my father’s shadow in the kitchen, and became enamored with cooking and food at a young age. To say the least, I grew up in a culinary whirlwind.
While my food-centric childhood led me to become a chef, dietitian, and integrative nutritionist, I also experienced early trauma that resulted in struggles—with my body, with my weight, and with GI issues. Most days felt like an uphill battle, yet it was this difficult part of the puzzle that ultimately inspired me to help others through food, lifestyle, and nutrition. Needless to say, my simultaneously joyous and complicated relationship with food and my body have brought me to where I am today. They are part of my history and who I am as a whole person, and they are what fuel me to empower others to find their best self through holistic nutrition, integrative medicine, and overall mind-body wellness.
Fun Fact: I love both the taste of that first sip of coffee in the morning, as well as what it represents—a new day and another opportunity to start fresh and move forward with intention.
Honesty | Through transparency and truth, we create relationships rooted in honesty.
Integrity | Our strong moral code is our compass—what guides us in how we practice, assess, and care for the whole person.
Respect | By championing individuality and building trust, we create relationships where your personal safety and wellbeing are of the utmost importance.
Responsibility | First and foremost, we are committed to doing no harm. We meet you where you are, and support you from there.
Perseverance | We believe there is a solution for everything—through strength, determination, and persistence, we will get there.
Mint Nutrition is an evidence-based practice that uses a people-centered approach to inspire, educate, empower, and promote optimal health and wellness. In addition to our commitment to a high moral code, we are also dedicated to transparency, honesty, integrity, and ethics in everything we do.
As human beings and as healthcare professionals, we wholly believe that optimal health is our greatest asset. We look forward to helping you achieve yours through personalized nutrition, mind-body awareness, people-centered care, and science.