Emily Hirsch, MS, RD

Emily Hirsch, MS, RD

Writer, Women's Health Specialist and GI Health


  • University of Rhode Island, BS in  Nutrition Sciences
  • California State University, Chico, MS in Nutrition Sciences


  • Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist by Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist by the State of North Carolina (LDN)

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Dietitian, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
  • Research Assistant, CSU, Chico
  • Outpatient Nutrition Coordinator, Phelps Memorial Hospital
  • Adjunct Instructor, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
  • Owner, South Charlotte Nutrition
  • Writer, various health and wellness website, and continuing education courses for healthcare professionals.

Personal Quote

“Life is too short to get caught up in thinking about food in terms of “good” and “bad”. Food is meant to be enjoyed and celebrated, not feared and avoided. Tune out the noise, eat more plants, drink more water, move your body, and take a deep breath.”


Emily Hirsch is a registered dietitian with over fifteen years of experience in the health and wellness space.

She received her undergraduate degree in dietetics from the University of Rhode Island and her Masters of Science with distinction in nutrition education from California State University, Chico.

Emily began her career as a clinical dietitian in New York City. Her main role in the hospital was providing medical nutrition therapy for patients in the Intensive Care and Critical Care Units.

In addition to her work at major hospitals in the New York City area, Emily was a regular contributor to “Heart and Health Reports”, a monthly publication widely distributed by practicing cardiologists.

After her in-patient clinical work, Emily focused much of her career in out-patient counseling and most recently as an adjunct professor at the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.

Emily is the founder and owner of South Charlotte Nutrition, a practice dedicated to various nutrition services including counseling, medical nutrition therapy, and corporate wellness.

South Charlotte Nutrition has partnered with many community businesses including Queens University, Partner MD and Carolina Orchards.

As a professional writer covering health and wellness topics, Emily is uniquely poised to provide a wealth of well-researched information to diverse audiences.

Emily remains passionate about bringing lackluster research to life by translating main research points into language that resonates with the reader.

Emily brings compassion and a wide breadth of knowledge to her private practice clients. Her goals with respect to counseling and writing continue to be bringing sound nutrition information to help people improve the quality of their lives. 

When not working, Emily can be found outdoors, hiking, biking, and swimming while taking in all of the vitamin O (oxygen) she can get with her husband and two children.

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