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Why choose a Registered Dietitian?

Per the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the food and nutrition experts that have earned their title by meeting required criteria.The road to becoming an RD includes: earning a bachelor of science degree after extensive coursework in anatomy and physiology, psychology, sociology, life cycle nutrition, public health, microbiology, biochemistry, food science, metabolism, and counseling strategies. It then involves completion of an accredited dietetic internship, and passing a national registration exam. During their career RDs are required to remain informed of evidenced-based practices by completing continuing education credits. RDs are the qualified food and nutrition experts that have been adequately prepared to provide their patients, clients, and communities with the tools they need to live healthy lifestyles.

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"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates

Andrea Barnes

MS, RD, LDN, FAND

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EDUCATION
♦ BS Nutrition Science, Cedar Crest College
♦ Dietetic Internship, University of Delaware
♦ MS Clinical Nutrition, New York Institute of Technology

CERTIFICATIONS
♦ Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (2012-2017)
Certificate of Training in Obesity and Weight Management Interventions
♦ Certificate of Training in Food Allergy Management
♦ Serv-Safe Certified

AFFILIATIONS
♦ Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
♦ Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (PAND)
♦ Lehigh Valley Dietetic Association (LVDA)
Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group (WMDPG)
Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group (NEDPG)
♦ Nutrition Education for the Public (NEPDPG)

AWARDS / HONORS
Emerging Dietetic Leader - 2018 (PAND)
♦ Oustanding Service in Personalized Care for the Aging- 2009 (Phoebe Ministries)
♦ Excellence in Dementia Care - 2009 (Phoebe Ministries)

 

Nutrition is a way of life for Andrea. As a wife and mother to two sons, she knows how challenging it can be to find balance. That’s why she believes in lifestyle solutions that revolve around you and your family. As a practitioner, Andrea believes in individualized, patient-centered care, and will work closely with each client to achieve his or her personalized goals.  She believes in developing healthy habits – not in diets and restrictions, and on her own, follows a lifestyle that is centered around locally-grown, whole foods. She is a supporter of Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) and local farmers’ markets, and is dedicated to promoting nutritious foods as the number one prevention for chronic disease.

She has been a Registered Dietitian since 2009, spending many years working in skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation. She has received several awards for her contributions in dementia care and has a special interest in the prevention and management of chronic disease. Her main areas of focus are in gerontological nutrition, weight management, cardiovascular disease, and sports nutrition, and will provide the most effective medical nutrition therapy to help you reach your optimal health, reduce your disease risk, and EMPOWER you to find the best version of yourself.

From 2016-2018 Andrea served as the President, and continues to be heavily involved in the Lehigh Valley Dietetic Association, an organization that is committed to improving health in our community through evidenced-based education and advocacy. She devotes time to public policy efforts, educating federal, state and local legislators on the significance of Nutrition as prevention for chronic disease, and the importance of specialized nutrition therapy and educational programming. Recently she began volunteering with the Lehigh Valley Business Group in an effort to further give back to the community. She has taught as an adjunct instructor at both Cedar Crest College and the PA School of business, is currently pursuing certifications in weight management and sports nutrition and plans to finish her doctorate in Clinical Nutrition. She believes in continuing education to enhance her own knowledge and to bring the most up-to-date research to her clients.

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"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." - Benjamin Franklin

Amy Romberger

RD, LDN

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EDUCATION
♦ BS Nutrition Science, Cedar Crest College
♦ Dietetic Internship, Cedar Crest College

CERTIFICATIONS
♦ Serv-Safe Certified
Certificate of Training in Obesity and Weight Management
Interventions

AFFILIATIONS
♦ Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
♦ Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (PAND)
♦ Lehigh Valley Dietetic Association (LVDA)

AWARDS / HONORS
Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year - 2017 (PAND)

Amy firmly believes in the power of positive energy and good nutrition. To be well we must eat well. Nutrition is a foundation of life that deserves our attention and much more credit than it is given. Amy’s passion shines when she inspires her clients to bring good nutrition and overall wellness to the forefront of their lifestyle. With a unique personal touch she connects with and EMPOWERS her clients to live well, eat well, and be well.

Amy currently serves as the President of the Lehigh Valley Dietetic Association and received the 2017 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award for the Lehigh Valley District from the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Amy enjoys actively participating in these organizations and using these resources to advocate for the dietetics profession. Amy has shown her enthusiasm by visiting with local legislators and advocating for the profession on Capitol Hill.

Amy has been a Registered Dietitian in the Lehigh Valley for over three years. She has experience in long-term care, corporate wellness, outpatient counseling, and food service management. Her passion for dietetics stems from the rewarding experience of creatively inspiring people to be the best version of themselves, that starts with good nutrition. It is apparent that one common principle holds true; proper nutrition is the core of health. Amy is driven by her desire to help her clients find their inspiration and take a firm hand in their health.

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Areas of Expertise

Weight Management

Sports Nutrition

Geriatric Nutrition

Heart Disease

Diabetes Management

Tube Feeding Management

Kidney Disease/Dialysis

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Gastrointestinal Disease

Food Allergy/Intolerance

Family Meal Planning

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