Cynthia Ashton Held


Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Foods from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Maryland and Pennsylvania

Recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award in the School of Human Nutrition and Foods

Appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve as a member of the Washington County Physical Fitness Commission

Recipient of the President's Award for Excellence at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Maryland
Featured in USA Today
1140 Opal Court  •  Hagerstown, MD  21740  •  301.797.0109

Welcome to my website.  You have taken the first step toward experiencing a healthier lifestyle.  Together, we will strive to achieve your wellness goals.  If you are considering individual counseling, group weight control classes, or a personalized grocery shopping tour, I am eager to assist you.

Having worked with thousands of clients as a registered dietitian for more than 25 years, my career reflects a broad range of interests and abilities.  Whether working as a corporate nutritionist, clinical dietitian, speaker, wellness consultant, weight control class instructor, newspaper columnist, university adjunct professor, or sole proprietor of my private practice, I strive to cultivate a curiosity and commitment to achieve optimal health. 

Compliance is improved and confidence gained when information is presented in a comfortable, nonjudgemental environment.  Whichever teaching setting you select . . . my office, the classroom,
or the grocery store . . . a healthier lifestyle is waiting!

I look forward to working with you.  To begin eating smart today, please contact me by phone, or

Your wellness partner,

Cynthia Ashton Held MS, RD, LDN