Rachael Hartley

Rachael Hartley, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Education

Clemson University

Highlights

Experience

Rachael Hartley, RD, LD, is a former writer for Verywell Fit covering nutrition. She is a registered dietician (RD) and a licensed dietitian (LD) working in Columbia, South Carolina. She is a nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and nationally recognized food-and-nutrition expert. After completing her dietetic internship, she worked as a clinical dietitian and, later, as the outpatient dietitian for a large medical center where she provided individual nutrition counseling and led multidisciplinary disease management programs.

In 2014, Rachael opened her private practice, where she specializes in intuitive eating, disordered eating, women's health, and digestive disorders. She also runs the popular food and wellness blog The Joy of Eating.

She is active in her field, currently serving as the president of her local dietetics association, and previously served as the newsletter editor for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice group. In 2017 she was recognized as South Carolina's Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year.

Education

Rachael holds a Bachelors of Science in human nutrition and a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from Clemson University. She completed her dietetic internship at Emory University.

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