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About Andrea Berez

Andrea Berez is a Registered Dietitian and a specialist in pediatric and family nutrition. She has over 20 years of experience working with adults, young people, kids and families with eating, feeding and weight issues, as well as health issues such as eating disorders, food allergies and intolerances, IBS and functional stomach issues, PCOS, prediabetes, high cholesterol, amongst many others.

Throughout her life and career, Andrea has witnessed thousands of people struggle with their weight and health, trying all different modalities to achieve their health and lifestyle goals.  She is excited to be a part of a cutting edge nutrition practice called nutritional genomics, which gives her the ability to do genetic testing for personalized nutrition, with just a simple swab of your saliva.

My focus:

Eating Behavior Challenges

  • My child hardly eats.
  • My child is always hungry.
  • My child only likes junk food.
  • My child refuses to try new foods.
  • My child will only eat in front of the tv or iPad.

Eating Disorder Challenges

  • I don’t know how to help my child.
  • My husband and I are yelling at our son all the time to eat, and he won’t.
  • My daughter is constantly sneaking food.  I find empty wrappers and packages hidden all over her bedroom.
  • My daughter runs to the bathroom after every meal.

Credentials and qualifications

Education

UMDNJ, School of Health Related Professionals — Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition

University of Wisconsin-Madison — Bachelor of Science, Professional Dietetics

Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) training

Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition

Certification of Training in Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management

ASSOCIATIONS

New Jersey Dietetic Association

Pediatric Nutrition (DPNG) DPG

Weight Management DPG

Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG

Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Nutrition DPG

American Dietetic Association

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Health-Related Quality of Life in Overweight/Obese Children Compared With Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Clinical Pediatrics, online 2014.Topics in Clinical Nutrition: Vol. 23, No.3, pp 275-276, 2008

The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Body Image at Home, 2nd ed, by M. Herrin and N. Matsumoto, Carlsband, CA: Gurze Books;

Building Block For Life, The Dietitian's Role to Improve the Nutrition Integrity of School Lunches, by Andrea Berez, MS, RD, CSP, Pediatric Dietitian, RWJ-Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, Volume 29, NO. 2

Educational Videos

How to read nutrition labels

Caffeine and teens

Snacks: pre- and post-workout for kids and young people

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    How to Raise Healthy Eaters (Yes, Really!)

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    How Should Your Kid Be Eating Over the Summer?

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    What to eat before the SAT test (and what not to eat)

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    How to make a healthy school lunch, plus 16 ideas to pack

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    The ultimate lunchbox packing list

Andrea Berez is a passionate public speaker on the topic of childhood nutrition and eating

Need a speaker?

Andrea has also always had a passion for public speaking. She has presented educational seminars and has taught many cooking and nutrition classes to parents, children, teachers, and fellow RD and MD colleagues. Andrea also participates in numerous health and wellness fairs. During these events, she enjoys sharing information with families and children through play and fun.  If you are in need of a speaker for nutrition, Andrea is an expert in the following topics:

  1. Post partum nutrition
  2. Feeding expectations of your infant, toddler or school aged child
  3. Childhood overweight/obesity
  4. Eating disorders/disordered eating
  5. Mindful eating
  6. Sports nutrition for children and teens
  7. Preschool and school-aged nutrition classes on a variety of nutrition topics
  8. Healthy cooking classes for children, teens or families

Be healthy together

How to keep your child active in the winter

The winter months can be a challenging time to keep your kids active and healthy. With colder temperatures and shorter days, the couch may be the only place your kids...

The ultimate lunchbox packing list

Breakfast may hold the “most important meal of the day” title, but when it comes to providing kids with fuel for busy school days, lunch carries equal weight.  “A well-rounded...

How to make a healthy school lunch, plus 16 ideas to pack

If you’re like most parents, you start off the school year strong when it comes to packing healthy school lunches. Cut-up veggies at the ready in the fridge, whole grains...