Rachel grew up on a farm in South Carolina, where food and cooking were always a part of her life. Years later, after graduating college, food became the enemy. With a new job in a new city, food felt like the only thing she could control. She got rigid with her diet to the point where she’d eat dinner before going out with friends, so she would stay on track. It was completely unsustainable. Over time, Rachel remembered her love for cooking and eating and (thankfully) made peace with food again. This journey ultimately prompted her to return to graduate school to study nutrition, so she could help others navigate the same process. Before joining the Culina Health team, Rachel worked as a renal dietitian and then as an outpatient dietitian for the Northside Hospital system, primarily counseling patients for weight management, diabetes management, PCOS, GI conditions, and pregnancy.
Gentle, patient-centered, uplifting. Rachel’s goal is to educate her patients and help them realize their own innate ability to make changes to their habits and achieve their goals.
In her spare time, you can find Rachel spending time with her son and husband, taking her dog Maggie for a long walk, cruising the farmer’s market, or enjoying dinner with friends and family.
Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, New York University
New York University & NYU Langone Health
Training & Certification:
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics