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Nutrition Services at the Abington Club
 
One-on-one Nutrition Counseling
6-10 sessions per year are FREE with many insurance plans.  Below is a list of plans accepted:
 
  • Independence Blue Cross Personal Choice
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Amerihealth
  • Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independence Administrators*
  • Aetna*
  • Cigna*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield*
 *Benefits would need to be verified by Rachel.
 

Some of the topics Rachel can help with:
  • Weight Loss and Management
  • Heart Health and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
  • Sports Nutrition and Fitness
  • Food Allergies/Intolerances
  • General Health and Wellness
  • PCOS
  • Women’s health & Menopause
  • Meal Planning
  • Food/Sugar Cravings
  • GI Disorders: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
 
Contact nutrition@theabingtonclub.com for any questions and/or to schedule an appointment.


Body Composition Assessment
Are you concerned about weight?  Your health is dependent on more then just weight.  Knowing if you need to lose fat and where you may need to build muscle can help with tailoring a food and exercise plan to meet your specific goals
Using the Inbody 230 we are able to provide a quick and reliable way to measure body composition. This testing involves standing bare foot on the scale for about 30 seconds.  After the analysis is complete, the individual receives a personal results sheet, indicating body composition measurements, and an explanation of results.
Data provided allows for the optional tracking of individual progress and health risk.
This 30-second test measures and reports:
  • The amounts and percentages of fat and muscle throughout the body
  • How individual body composition compares to healthy expected ranges
  • How many calories are burned per day
Insurance coverage for nutrition counseling also provides coverage for this test, which may mean NO COST TO YOU.



Meet Rachel Hudes

Rachel is a registered and licensed dietitian who has always
loved food (from veggies to cinnamon rolls) but learned to truly appreciate it when she made the connection between how our eating habits strongly affect our health.  She loves being able to share how we can use food to heal, recover, nourish, energize, and feel good from the inside out.
 
She believes that eating is much more then a physical act – it’s very physiological. Her mission is to help people develop a healthy relationship with food while achieving their health/weight goals by personalizing nutrition. 
 
Why personalize nutrition?  So many diets and food claims promote a “one size fits all” approach.  Rachel believes in the opposite and that “one size fits one” as every person and everyBODY is unique.
 
Over the past 5 years she has been privileged to work with hundreds of individuals, one-on-one and within group settings, to help them improve their health and form lifestyle behaviors that lead to sustainable results. Her philosophy is that when working towards a weight or health goal it is important to develop individual strategies that involve delicious food, flexible eating, realistic lifestyle changes/tweaks, and a “progress, not perfection” mindset.  Rachel also loves being able to cheer on her clients every step of the way.  She believes that support, accountability, and motivation are key ingredients to forming and working on healthy habits. 
 
Education Background:
Rachel completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition & Food Science from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA.  She completed her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Wellness and dietetic internship at Benedictine University, which provided her with over 1200 hours of training in various settings such as clinical, food service, and community nutrition.