Growing up in an Italian household, Andrea’s relationship with food developed at an early age. She learned that food has the ability to bring people together, leave profound impacts, and can tap into emotions in a variety of ways. Her passion for nutrition evolved after being diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome in her teenage years. It was through this personal challenge that she discovered food could heal the body. From that moment on, she became inspired to help others overcome their illnesses through a more natural and holistic approach.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. After deciding to return to school to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition from College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ and went on to complete her dietetic internship at Rutgers School of Health Professions.
As a health practitioner, she successfully combines the knowledge she accumulated as an educator with the skillset she sharpened during her 5 years working in the outpatient setting, to create a well-rounded approach to nutrition counseling. Her areas of expertise include diabetes (gestational, type 1 and type 2), cardiovascular health, weight management, gastrointestinal health, and functional nutrition. She aspires to help others develop a strong, positive relationship with food, allowing for natural healing from illness and long-term health.
In her free time, you can find Andrea enjoying walks outdoors, creating healthful recipes and spending quality time with her two beautiful children and husband.