Rachel VanWoerden, MA, RDN
Rachel grew up in Indianapolis and attended Ball State University to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nutrition and dietetics. During the summer of 2016, she married her husband and passed her registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian. It was after this time that she was blessed to join the Selah House team.
At Selah, she works with clients to develop meal plans that are appropriate for each client’s specific treatment and nutritional needs. These meal plans help empower clients to process and overcome fears and anxiety surrounding food. Utilizing the all-foods-fit model and Intuitive Eating Principles, she helps clients learn about balance, variety, and moderation for a healthy lifestyle.
Beyond the meal plans, Rachel helps clients learn food preparation and meal planning skills through individual sessions and groups. For example, she works with clients as they participate in meal and grocery challenges, and in the weekly cooking group. These provide an opportunity for our clients to build trust with their body and confidence in their own ability to receive adequate nutrition.
Her favorite aspect of working at Selah House is seeing clients develop a new understanding and trust with their body, nutrition, and food. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family while exploring the Indianapolis area.