Gretchen Hofing is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) with expertise in community-based health promotion and disease prevention. She has extensive experience with nutrition education programming in the land grant university system beginning as an Extension Educator with Michigan State University Extension. Here she worked with a wide range of audiences, settings, and partners developing and contributing to a variety of local and state-wide programs. In the role of SNAP Education Coordinator at NC State University, she led her team in the preparation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the statewide plan of work for SNAP Education utilizing comprehensive strategies across the socio-ecological model. Most recently she worked with the Duke Health and Wellness Coach Training program at Duke Integrative Medicine. Additional experience as adjunct faculty for a community college, as a Lifestyle Coach with the Diabetes Prevention Program, and as a virtual health coach and dietitian have enriched and diversified Gretchen’s career.
Gretchen received her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Science from Purdue University, and a Certificate of Professional Cookery from Kendall College. In her free time, Gretchen enjoys biking the area greenways, hiking in Western North Carolina, and cooking.