Welcome! I’m Rachael Costello, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in private practice based in Northern Illinois. I provide nutrition counseling for a variety of medical diagnoses and those dealing with food allergies and family feeding issues. I also focus on healthy eating across the lifespan, including weight loss and chronic disease management and prevention.
I believe that families can enjoy meals together in a positive way. We can use the dinner table as a bonding time. It does not have to be stressful or overwhelming, no matter the variety of food allergies, dietary restrictions or mealtime behaviors you are dealing with.
I believe that eating with food allergies does not have to focus on what you can’t eat but on the many foods you can. I will show you how to find new and delicious things to eat while avoiding your allergens and staying safe. I have three children with food allergies, so I am living this, I get what you are going through!
I want to help you feel good and eat good food. If you are in need of weight loss, I can work with you to develop healthy eating habits and make long-term changes to improve your health. This can involve menu planning, grocery store tours and pantry makeovers. I am with you through it all.