Debra L Benfield

Nutritionist, M.Ed., RDN, LDN, RYTHealth Services

With more than 30 years of clinical experience, I am committed to providing nutritional therapy in a compassionate, supportive, and caring manner. I use a coaching style informed by somatic/sensory awareness practices along with evidence-based nutrition science. My goal is to help you meet the needs of your unique body in order to support your best whole-person health and peak performance.

I provided medical nutrition therapy at Wake Forest University School of Medicine for many years and was a faculty member of the School of Medicine for 10 of those years. I was also in private practice part-time during those years with a transition to full-time private practice in 2005. My clinical experience also includes being a chief clinical dietitian at Alamance Medical Center, nutritionist in Surry County’s public health clinic, clinical research dietitian for Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a nutritional therapist in both an addiction treatment center and a behavioral health center. Additional training includes completing my Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 and Presence-Based Coaching Training in 2016. I am also currently a member of the eating disorder treatment team for Wake Forest University.