Specialties: ADHD, Addiction, Arthritis, Autism, Bariatric Surgery, Behavior Modification, Cancer, Celiac Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Fatigue, Colitis, Corporate Wellness, Crohn’s Depression, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Digestive Issues, Eating Disorders, Emotional Wellbeing, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies, Food Sensitivity, Gluten Free, Headaches, Health Coaching, Heart, High Blood Pressure, Immune Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lifestyle, OB-GYN, Pain Management, Pediatric Nutrition, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Prenatal and Postpartum Nutrition, Skin Problems, Sleep, Sports Nutrition, Stress Management, Vegan, Vegetarian, Weight Management and Wellness Counseling
Specialties: Lifestyle nutrition changes, weight management, celiac disease, crohn’s disease, colitis, gluten free, food allergies or sensitivities, cholesterol, pre-diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, irritable bowel syndrome, eating disorders, nutrition counseling, vegan, vegetarian, menu planning, mindful and intuitive eating, grocery shopping tours, prenatal and postpartum nutrition, child and adolescent nutrition, geriatric nutrition, osteoporosis
Rita is a registered dietitian nutritionist and is licensed by the state of Illinois. She earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science and completed her dietetic internship at Dominican University. During her time, she focused on community nutrition and cultural diversity. She became a dietitian to help people understand the relationship that food has on both health and disease. She believes positive lifestyle changes can be successfully achieved through a combination of mindful eating, behavior modification, and routine exercise. Rita can help you achieve your personal goals and improve your quality of life.
Rita understands the nutritional needs of all ages and knows how difficult it can be to manage daily meals, grocery shopping, and activities simultaneously. She uses scientific-based evidence in her practice to reach the most desirable outcomes.
Rita enjoys eating out, cooking, spending time outdoors, walking, gardening, and biking with her husband, children and friends.
Phone: (847) 868-3435
Portrait Health Centers Specializing in Diagnosing and Treating Depression, Attention Deficit Disorders, Nutritional Needs, and Learning Differences in Children, Adults & Seniors