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Mrs. Ashley Rachal MS, RD, LDN

Mrs. Ashley Rachal MS, RD, LDN

The Wholesome Truth
Albany Avenue
Shreveport, LOUISIANA 71105

Specialties
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Menu Planning
  • Celiac Disease, Gluten-Free Diets
  • Postpartum Nutrition
  • Education, Teaching, Training
  • Public Health
  • Healthy Eating
  • Alternative Nutrition
  • Dieting
  • Media Skills, TV, Online, Print
  • Recipe Development
  • Public Speaking, Lecturing
  • Hypertension
  • Eating Disorders
  • Heart Disease
  • GI/Digestive Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Writing for Online and Print
  • Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements
  • Vegetarianism
  • Lactation Nutrition/Breast Feeding
  • Community Nutrition
  • General Nutrition, Wellness
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Food Allergies
  • Food Safety
Work History

Registered Dietitian, Owner (May 2015- Present)
The Wholesome Truth, LLC
• Educated client on current nutrition topics and trends
• Provides nutrition education and medical nutrition therapy via teleconferencing and web-based media
• Conducts grocery store tours to educate clients on healthier shopping practices to encourage a healthy lifestyle
• Consults with media outlets for presentations, briefs, articles, and interviews regarding nutrition and health-related topics

Health Promotion Registered Dietitian (May 2014- Present)
Platinum Business Corporation
• Implemented medical nutrition therapy to active duty airman and their dependents in coordination with medical staff.
• Provided nutrition education on specific health topics in individual and group settings.
• Conducted community wide events to promote overall health and wellness among the military community.

Program Coordinator (August 2013- May 2014)
HealthFitness Corporation
• Coordinated the health and wellness programs across two sites within Texas and managed three health coaches.
• Counseled individuals based on their anthropometrics, biometrics, and reported personal and family histories
• Utilized goal setting, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and evidenced-based nutritional counseling.

Medical Nutrition Specialist
Lincare Enteral Services, Shreveport, LA (February 2013- August 2013)
• Formulated, revised, and maintained enteral nutrition patient care plans based on the identification of patient problems/needs, goals and actions and interventions
• Performed assessments/reassessments of each patient’s care or service including physical, psychosocial, functional, and activity assessments as appropriate.
• Monitored patient’s response to the enteral care or services provided, the actions or interventions taken, and the outcome of the care or service provided

Home Health Dietitian
National Homecare Services, Shreveport, LA (January 2013-August 2013)
• Developed and implemented nutritional plans based on assessment of nutritional needs in the home setting
• Educated home bound patients regarding disease states and nutritional interventions
• •Documented findings and coordinated care with other members of the home health care team

Consultant Dietitian
Vista Health, Texarkana, AR (June 2012- February 2013)
• Conducted nutritional assessments for at-risk individuals among the pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric populations.
• Counseled patients concerning behaviors related to nutrition and coordinated care with behavioral healthcare team
• Instructed patients and families on prescribed diets according to physician orders

Clinical Dietitian
Wadley Regional Medical Center, Texarkana, TX (November 2011- February 2013)
• Assessed patients in the critical care setting and provided nutrition intervention and medical nutrition therapy
• Counseled bariatric patients on weight loss, disease prevention, and disease management in an outpatient setting
• Recommended disease specific diets, parenteral, or enteral nutrition and provided patients with education interventions as indicated

Clinical Dietitian
Medical Center Hospital, Odessa, TX (June 2011- November 2011)
• Assessed patients with various disease states for nutritional risk and developed individualized nutrition care plans
• Coordinated nutritional treatment plans for patients as part of a health care team
• Recommended disease specific diets, parenteral, or enteral nutrition and provided patients with education interventions as indicated



Education

Master of Science, Food & Nutrition Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA March 2015 Graduate Certificate of Dietetics May 2011 Dietetic Internship Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA May 2011 Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Sciences/ General Dietetics Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX May 2010

Focus Age

Adults

Memberships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Louisiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Shreveport Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Qualifications
  • Awards:  Nancy M. Tolman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Research- Louisiana Tech University 2015
  • Registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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