Rita is a board-certified, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a career in providing 1-on-1 medical nutrition therapy and customized nutrition counseling. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and completed her supervised practice from Dominican University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She has over 8 years of experience in nutrition counseling. Many of the clients/patients she sees daily are diagnosed with disordered eating/eating disorders, IBS, prediabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, PCOS and GERD. She became a dietitian to help people improve their health physically and mentally as it relates to food and nutrition. She uses a personalized approach and meets you where you're at promoting positive outcomes with her sincere and empathetic personality. Rita gives you the tools you need to create new behaviors, encouraging a sense of accountability and educates you on the science of food and nutrition to improve your quality of life. She is here to debunk nutrition myths and to support you as you go through your journey to great health and well-being. As a lifelong learner, Rita enjoys reading and researching emerging nutrition topics to give you the latest most accurate information. Her certificates from Stanford University in Nutrition, Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Association, and FODMAP training from Monash University have propelled her to a higher level of expertise. Rita enjoys eating out, talking walks with her husband and spending quality time with her 4 adult kids and teenager.