Hi! I’m Rachel, a nutrition expert & registered dietitian.

 
 

My Food Philosophy

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and have been working in the field of food and nutrition since 2010. During my career, I’ve worked in several areas of nutrition, health and wellness, but most enjoy helping people to eat “real food” again. I do not believe in dieting, especially those that require you to remove entire food groups or limit any certain macronutrient (fat, carbs, protein). Our bodies were meant to be fed, and we should honor that with good nutritious foods we like!

Eating healthy can be confusing, time consuming and overwhelming. I seek to make eating healthy fit into your everyday life. Whether you’re trying to manage a particular condition (like heart disease or diabetes), you’re looking for guidance on overall wellness, or you want to improve the eating habits of your family, I can help. As a dietitian, I believe it’s important to understand that everyone has different life schedules, priorities and capacities. We will work together to make sure our nutrition counseling sessions are tailored to you. Improve your health by creating reasonable health goals and making sustainable changes to your daily habits.

My Educational Background

I received my Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan in 2013. My focus was on Health Behavior and Health Education, and I have a certificate in Risk Sciences and Human Health. This training prepared me to understand individual health behaviors and the many outside factors that impact them (e.g. access to healthy foods, unpredictable work schedules, family matters, etc). I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Central Michigan University in 2009, and upon completion of my Dietetic Internship at Michigan State University in 2010 became a Registered Dietitian.

Education:

2013 Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Health Behavior & Health Education

2010 Dietetic Internship at Michigan State University

2009 Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University, Dietetics

Fun Facts About Rachel

I grew up in a small town in Michigan--Michiganders would call it the “southern thumb area.” My love for food started at a young age. This was likely due to my mother’s fantastic cooking and drive to perfect every dish she made (she spent countless hours making and remaking several dishes including eggplant parmesan, apple pie crust, and even saganaki--Opa!) I was always an active kid, and remained active through my teenage years through organized sports. It wasn’t until my undergraduate years when I realized I could make a career out of healthy living--so I became an RD.

I continued my active lifestyle into adulthood. I love playing tennis and doing quick but challenging HIIT workouts at my local gym. I ran a marathon once, and once was probably enough for me! That’s a whole lot of running.

I’m an avid learner and love to read. I’ve been known to listen to audio books on my commute. I like to mix it up with fiction and non-fiction (I have to stay current with all the new food research!)

My husband Evan and I got married in 2018 in Vail, Colorado. To date, this was the best day ever! To have all the people you love in one room is overwhelmingly wonderful.


 
Rachel Jacobsen Registered Dietitian
Rachel Jacobsen Nutrition Counselor