Victoria Retelny, RDN, LDN
Vicki is an experienced Registered Dietitian nutritionist and nationally-recognized lifestyle and nutrition expert. At FORM™ Vicki is dedicated to providing obesity treatment access to her patients and building personalized nutrition plans that focus on progress not perfection. Vicki earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ithaca College in New York and her degree in Food and Nutrition from Loyola University Chicago. She completed her dietetic internship through Sodexho Marriott. Vicki’s career started at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Institute as an outpatient dietitian in their medical weight loss program. Since then she has worked in a variety of clinical, culinary and corporate wellness settings. Vicki is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served the organization in a variety of leadership roles. She writes and speaks on a variety of nutrition topics to translate nutrition science into usable, realistic information. Vicki lives in Chicago with her husband and two teenage children. She enjoys reading historical fiction, teaching cooking classes, traveling to faraway lands and sharing everyday moments with family and friends.
More about Vicki
What is one thing you would want patients to know about you?
I love to attend farm tours. Whether wading in a cranberry bog, walking through an almond orchard or riding on a soybean-harvesting combine, I’ve done it!
How do you go about making your treatment plans for FORM patients?
I meet my patients where they are on their journey with weight loss. With a food as medicine philosophy I strive to help my patients plan meals that are balanced, satisfying, and nourishing for total body health. I find joy in showing my patients how small changes can add up to big results.
Why do you love working with FORM patients?
I love empowering FORM patients to take charge of their eating by helping them realize that they don’t have to deprive themselves of their favorite foods to lose weight. Nourishing your mind and body well happens with progress over time and I help patients see that weight loss and overall health is a day-to-day commitment that requires meal planning, portion control, and balanced meals and snacks. It’s about evolving your eating that counts!
- Nutrition counseling
- Undergraduate: Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
- Post-graduate: Loyola University Chicago
- Dietetic Internship: Sodexho Marriott
- Total Body Diet For Dummies (Wiley, 2016)
- The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods (Alpha Books, a division of Penguin, 2011)