I am Rachel and serve as campus dietitian with Liberty University Dining Services.  My overall goal is to promote health and wellness through food service on Liberty University’s campus.  If you have questions related to your general nutrition, a health concern like a food allergy/sensitivity, disease, eating disorder, weight management, or anything else related to nutrition, I am available to meet with you! I also plan menus for the dining hall based on solid nutritional principles.  The nutrition interns and I work to host engaging and informative health programming events and projects for the campus community to continue its journey toward a healthier lifestyle.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech in 2008 and a dietetic internship in 2009.  I also completed a Masters of Public Health from the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.

Since graduation, I worked in wide variety of settings that add to my skill and knowledge base in nutrition.  I started with Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family Nutrition Program. This is a valuable program that works with low-income, high-risk populations. I was responsible for educating paraprofessionals who delivered nutrition education in various community settings and designed a curricula platform that was compliant with federal guidelines.

From there, I moved back home to Lynchburg, Virginia, to work in the community hospital as a clinical dietitian.  My goal was to improve the overall health and well-being of patients through medical nutrition therapy, by providing diet education, calculating and monitoring tube feedings, and identifying and treating malnutrition.  In this role, I spent a significant amount of time doing diabetes management education and developed a stronger interest in preventive nutrition.

I look forward to meeting with you and making your experience with Liberty University Dining Services a great one!

Contact Rachel: 434-592-6116 // rachel.sanders@sodexo.com