Rachel Andrade, RD
Rachel is committed to helping children and their families achieve health and wellness through customized nutrition guidance. Proper nutrition is a key component of optimal growth and development. Rachel tailor’s nutrition education to patients and families to meet their needs. Whether newly diagnosed with food allergies or looking to achieve a healthy weight, Rachel will work with you to create a plan that fits into your family's lifestyle.
Services offered include pediatric, adolescent and family nutrition, failure to thrive, feeding issues and picky eating, prenatal, pregnancy and postpartum nutrition, food allergies and intolerances, digestive disorders, prediabetes and diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular health, sports nutrition, and meal planning
Rachel invests her energy into reducing food insecurity and diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field of nutrition. In her free time, she loves spending time outdoors, exercising, reading (about nutrition!), cooking, and being silly with her two daughters.
Who should have nutrition consultations?
Treatment for childhood obesity, if tackled early, can prevent adult complications. If you think that your family may not be eating properly, a Nutrition Consultation at Bridgewater Pediatrics can help sort out areas of concern and offer suggestions for improvement for the entire family.
What can I expect during a nutrition consultation?
Rachel will meet with patients and families to evaluate current eating and activity patterns and encourage healthier choices and strategies. She will provide an individualized meal plan and be available via email for support and to answer questions. Initial visits are scheduled for 1 hour. Follow-up visits usually 45 minutes. All visits are held at Bridgewater Pediatrics.
What should I bring?
Please complete and bring our Patient Questionnaire. We also ask that you complete and bring a Food Diary, as well as this Nutrition waiver.