Who We Are

Lucy Hayhurst and Kristen Norton are Licensed and Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists and the owners of Well Balanced Nutrition. It's their mission to improve lives by teaching, empowering and connecting people one wellness adventure at a time.  

  Lucy Hayhurst, RD, LDN

Lucy adopted the mission to spread the good news of fruits and vegetables the moment she learned that nutrition could be a career path. She’s always known that healthy eating can be fun and delicious! People who are tired of boring, restrictive diets come to her to learn a well-balanced way of eating. She makes it fun, simple and attainable.

Lucy combines her enthusiasm for fitness and playing in nature with her love for nutritious food and the result is a fun, interactive adventure for her clients. Lucy can light up a room and inspire a crowd. In addition to individual counseling, she enjoys opportunities to speak on wellness for large and small groups.

When not at work, you’ll find her walking in the woods, practicing yoga and meditation, making new friends or helping out in her community. She enjoys the many state and national parks in NC and loves a great backpacking adventure.

Kristen Norton, RD, LDN

Kristen is passionate about helping people have more energy to do what they love with the people they love. She knows there is no one-size-fits-all approach to healthy living. That's why she truly enjoys getting to know each of her client's unique and personal stories and helping them find what works best. She is compassionate, empathetic and full of helpful suggestions that motivate and inspire her clients. 

Kristen wasn’t always a healthy eater. Her curiosity for nutrition began when she was a young gymnast and desired to have energy to perform well at practice. She was so interested that she borrowed a nutrition textbook and began taking notes. Kristen was a picky eater which made eating the right foods tough. It was at that point she decided to study nutrition in college and her wellness journey truly began!

When not at work, you’ll find Kristen hanging out with her husband and 2 young children. As a family, they enjoy all that the Triangle has to offer - from live music in the summertime to local food from the Durham Farmer’s Market. And when there is time, you can catch them in the mountains or on the beach for a weekend getaway.

Together we are teaching, empowering and connecting people  one wellness adventure at a time! 
 

Testimonials

Jennifer, Durham, NC

“I started seeing Lucy about 5 months ago. We talked about my lifestyle and developed a very easy to follow plan. I like that Lucy helped me make changes without cutting out foods. She sends weekly blogs which I find very helpful. I enjoy our meetings; she is very personable and has a lot of good energy.”
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“I started seeing Lucy about 5 months ago. We talked about my lifestyle and developed a very easy to follow plan. I like that Lucy helped me make changes without cutting out foods. She sends weekly blogs which I find very helpful. I enjoy our meetings; she is very personable and has a lot of good energy.”

Allie, Durham, NC

“I enjoy meeting with Lucy. I’m a picky eater and I know I don’t get the nutrients I need regularly. She helps dispel myths I believed about certain foods and helps me plan around the foods I don’t like.”
2015-04-17T19:14:11+00:00
“I enjoy meeting with Lucy. I’m a picky eater and I know I don’t get the nutrients I need regularly. She helps dispel myths I believed about certain foods and helps me plan around the foods I don’t like.”

Corey L, Raleigh, NC

I need a good coach to educate me and to give me a swift kick in the rear. Lucy does it with a smile on her face that keeps me excited and on track.
2015-04-17T19:16:37+00:00
I need a good coach to educate me and to give me a swift kick in the rear. Lucy does it with a smile on her face that keeps me excited and on track.

Eric, Cary, NC

Working with Lucy was the one of the best life decisions that I've ever made.  She helped me make changes to my diet that ended up lowering my cholesterol by something crazy like 50 points over just a few months ... and here's the part that's blew me away ... I ended up eating food that was much tastier than before I met with her.  I ended up looking forward to meals more *and* I was getting healthier and feeling it.  She even threw in exercise tips that helped tremendously and efficiency tips for meal preparation.  It was *way* more than I bargained for.  It's been years since Lucy worked with me, and I'm still reaping the benefits, and I think that I will for a lifetime.
2015-04-19T12:30:41+00:00
Working with Lucy was the one of the best life decisions that I've ever made.  She helped me make changes to my diet that ended up lowering my cholesterol by something crazy like 50 points over just a few months ... and here's the part that's blew me away ... I ended up eating food that was much tastier than before I met with her.  I ended up looking forward to meals more *and* I was getting healthier and feeling it.  She even threw in exercise tips that helped tremendously and efficiency tips for meal preparation.  It was *way* more than I bargained for.  It's been years since Lucy worked with me, and I'm still reaping the benefits, and I think that I will for a lifetime.