Alicia Knetsche, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Certified Diabetes Educator, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Personal Trainer
Alicia has been a Registered and Licensed Dietitian for over 20 years and a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 12 years. She received her BS in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Winthrop as well. She has worked in community wellness and chronic disease management for most of her career. She has been with Carolinas Healthcare System/Atrium Health for since 2003.
Before joining the staff at the Cannon Memorial YMCAs, she worked at the Johnston and Simmons YMCA Wellness Centers in Charlotte. Since Cabarrus County is her home, she is very excited to be working in her own community. Her love for food and cooking drew her to a career in nutrition as she believes eating should be pleasurable and healthy at the same time. She has a passion for fitness and has been an avid weight lifter for over 25 years.
She is usually at the West Cabarrus Y on Monday and Wednesday; Kannapolis Y on Tuesday and Friday; and Harrisburg Y on Thursday. Please feel free to stop in and see her. She is happy to answer your nutrition questions and help you with your healthy lifestyle goals. Be on the lookout for upcoming cooking classes, grocery store tours, and seminars!