Rita M. Singer, RD, LDN, CLT
RED Dietitians, LLC
Rita M. Singer, a registered dietitian, licensed dietitian/nutritionist and a Certified LEAP Therapist, is the founder of RED Dietitians, LLC. She earned her bachelor's degree at Virginia Tech University where she also continued her Dietetic Internship in the rural communities of Southwest Virginia. She joined the Brain Health Center family in January 2014 and is thrilled to be a part of something that focuses on an integrative approach to wellness and brain health. Something, she believes to be lacking in our society today. Rita helps individuals focus on a healthy lifestyle by educating and teaching nutrition, not dieting, for long-term overall health and disease prevention. She emphasizes the importance of whole food nutrition by including foods your body recognizes as real such as whole fruits, whole vegetables, and whole grains.
She also recognizes that wellness is multi-dimensional and is influenced by a number of factors, and achieving a state of health and wellness is related to balance in one’s life. Nutrition is only one lifestyle component that can help create balance in our lives. Physical activity and nutrition compliment each other and can help create an optimal state of well-being. Food is fuel for our bodies and our minds, and therefore can influence all other dimensions. We can influence the state of our physical and mental/emotional health by eating well, exercising and managing stress.
Rita has been given the opportunity to share this knowledge with Pittsburgh and surrounding areas as she spends a large quantity of her time educating small and large corporations on wellness and nutrition. Rita’s experiences in the workplace have led her to make appearances on WQED’s “On Q” series by offering advice about nutrition during the holidays and the importance of worksite wellness. With her strong passion for food, Rita also brings guidance to the kitchen table by providing original, healthy, kitchen-tested recipes that taste great, which lead to the opportunity of filming several cooking demos for a web-based wellness company and other companies in the Pittsburgh area. Recently, Rita was given the opportunity through the Brain Health Center to speak on nutrition and brain health at a full service continuing care retirement community in Sarasota, FL.
Rita strongly believes in the promotion and integration of health, fitness and a balanced lifestyle. She considers herself extremely fortunate to have chosen a field of study about which she is passionate, and a career in which she can translate her passion into improving the lives of others. Her primary focuses are:
- General Nutrition and Wellness
- Heart Health (High Cholesterol, Lipids, Blood pressure)
- Weight Management
- Specific diet needs (Celiac Disease-Gluten Free diet, Vegetarian/Vegan, PCOS, IBS, etc)
- Food Sensitivities