Rachel Longo, MS, RDN, CDN
“The food we consume helps us reach our daily fitness and health goals.”
As an avid sports fan and a former athlete, I strive to emphasize the major role nutrition plays in all athletes. Nutrition is fundamental in the sports and fitness arena, but as young athletes, we are often clueless about food quality and quantity to fuel our bodies for performance or injury prevention. Whether you are a high school athlete, collegiate, professional, or very into fitness and exercise, the food we consume helps us to strive to reach our daily fitness and health goals.
To help you achieve your goals or improve your performance, I developed my own mantra of sports nutrition. My nutrition style uses a holistic approach in that I focus on your food likes/dislikes, your schedule, your cultural and religious preferences, and other lifestyle factors that may influence your performance. I focus on the quality and quantity of food, not the calorie count and I also design personalized plans that fit into your daily life. My main goal is to make you the best athlete you can be. Let’s get started!
Rachel Longo is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who received her master's in both Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. She also has a background in biology as she obtained her Bachelor’s in Biology with a concentration in Nutrition from the University of Scranton. Her interests in biology and nutrition emerged from a past injury that jeopardized her athletic activities in high school. She was intrigued by the link between nutrition and human body performance, and she became interested in anatomy and physiology. She pursued a college career in Biology, Pre-Med, and after electing to take nutrition courses, she realized becoming a Dietitian specializing in exercise, was her destined career path.
After obtaining a master’s degree, she completed her Dietetic Internship at Columbia University. She worked with a variety of nutrition specialties, including sports nutrition at the collegiate and professional level, and GI nutrition with a focus on Celiac Disease. Some places where she dedicated her internship hours include the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center, St. Francis College Athletics, The U.S Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and Columbia Athletics.
Rachel is affiliated with BronxCare Hospital Special Care Center where she provides clinical nutrition to a variety of patients experiencing chronic and immune illnesses. She also dedicates her time to serving the community through nutrition education, food service, and research for a non-profit organization in Harlem, NY.
In her spare time, Rachel pursues her passion for sports nutrition.