Deepa has a unique background that includes training in food science and nutrition. She is one of only a handful of dietitians nationwide, who are Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and holds a certificate in Adult Weight Management. She provides insulin-pump training and Diabetes Self-Management Education for those coping with diabetes. Many of Deepa’s recommendations are based on the principles of the ancient “Ayurvedic System of Medicine” where the focus is on healing and nourishing the body and mind by eating natural and wholesome foods. Her passion for wholesome food is evident by her ability to create recipes using in-season and natural ethnic ingredients that fit into one’s daily lifestyle. She uniquely blends both the Eastern and Western principles of nutrition to achieve optimal health. While she is trained and qualified to help you with a wide variety of concerns, her specialties include: Diabetes Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Adult and Pediatric Weight Management, Celiac Disease, and Food Allergies.
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A range of experience in medically-based fitness, pediatrics, clinical nutrition, and DI-collegiate athletics has helped Victoria develop a well-balanced nutrition philosophy and has given her the ability to address a wide variety of concerns.
Victoria served as Princeton University’s Sports Dietitian for its 38 teams and 1,200 Division I varsity athletes from 2009 to 2016. She provided performance-nutrition counseling and education for student-athletes, coaches, and teams. Her interdisciplinary collaborations with athletic trainers, strength coaches, physicians, psychologists, and nurse-practitioners were a highlight, which resulted in excellent performance and health-related outcomes for student athletes. Victoria has counseled athletes from all sports and has specialized experience with weight-class sports (wrestling and lightweight-crew) and middle-distance-track athletes.
Victoria was one of the first dietitians to become board certified in sports dietetics. She has been invited to speak at national conferences and has written professionally for trade and professional publications (under the name Victoria Rosenfeld). Victoria holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and completed her dietetic internship at Hines VA Hospital in Hines, IL. She also has an MS in Biology from the University of Nebraska with a concentration in ecology and environmental science. You can see her full profile, publications, and recommendations on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/lambertrd.
Lou Ann Chvatal
The ideal client that Lou Ann treats is one who is ready to implement changes that involve behaviors related to food culture and to healthy food adoption. She believes that a willingness to combine exercise with healthy eating and lifestyle management helps ensure success with desirable body weight, body acceptance, and optimal health. She has worked extensively with individuals to achieve a healthy relationship with their bodies. She creates an atmosphere for change via empathy and energy that has fostered success. Her treatment plans are individually-designed and include eating plans, tracking and identification of emotions, and exercise prescription when appropriate.
In addition to prescribing medical nutrition therapy for eating disorders and disordered beliefs about food, she has worked successfully with both individuals and families in areas such as therapeutic weight-management, reduction of chronic diseases, anxiety-and-mood-related disorders, and female-health challenges. She prescribes lifestyle therapy that realistically adopts mindful eating, whole foods, meal planning, and therapeutic exercise. She strives to create a positive connection with clients by incorporating the physiology of how the body works and the medicinal properties of food and movement.
She is affiliated with DuPage Dietitians as an Eating-Disorder Specialist and a Therapeutic-Lifestyle-Change Agent.