Meet the Nutrition Team

» Michele Berger, RD
   RD Registered Dietitian Certified in Adult and Adolescent Weight Management

Michele Berger, RD graduated from Montclair State University in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics. She continued her education participating in a competitive nine month internship in a clinical, outpatient and food service setting. She began her experience as a clinical Registered Dietitian at Virtua Health hospital system in Southern New Jersey for three years. She then transferred to the outpatient setting and designed a medically based weight loss center for the hospital. In 2003 she completed all requirements and became nationally certified in adult weight management.

After moving to Central New Jersey in 2005 she continued her experience by joining the Family Medicine Residency Practice for CentraState hospital system. In 2006 she decided to create Nutrition Solutions, LLC located in the Innovative Wellness Center and offer a broad spectrum of nutrition services to the community. Nutrition Solutions offers weight loss and nutrition education programs based on Medgem metabolism testing and Body Composition analysis. In 2007 Michele completed all requirements and became nationally certified in adolescent weight management. Due to high demand, in 2009 Nutrition Solutions expanded with the addition of a second location in Elite fitness & sports located in Manalapan.


» Amanda Straley, MS, RD
   Registered Dietitian, Masters of Science in Nutrition.

Amanda Straley comes to us from Poughkeepsie, New York.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University (2002).  She went on to further her career by entering into the Dietetic Internship Program at Teachers College of Columbia University.  Ms. Straley successfully completed the program (2004), and began working as a RD for Sodexo Healthcare Services.  Furthermore, Amanda went on to complete her Masters of Science in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Teachers College of Columbia University (2006). 

Amanda has spent the last five years working for the Sodexo Corporation as a Registered Dietitian in Queens, NY and a Clinical Nutrition Manager in Mountainside, NJ  and Hightstown.  At Sodexo, Ms. Straley has educated over 1000 patients in regards to diabetes, cholesterol, renal disease, hypertension, and weight management.  Also, she produced elementary nutrition education material over the last year that represented fruits and vegetables for the Lakewood, NJ school district.  Amanda received her Certification in Adult Weight Management (2007), and also implemented a Sports Nutrition Program for high school and college bound athletes.  She was a member of the original panel for ACL Prevention in Female Athletes and participated in presentations on various sports nutrition topics. 

In addition to her time at Sodexo, Amanda has been coaching gymnastics at Aerials Gymnastics in Eatontown, NJ over the last three years.  Amanda was a coach for three of the pre-competitive teams of girls ranging in ages from 5 years to 10 years old.  She also assisted the owner as manager over the last year.   Amanda is excited to take on the full time position here at Nutrition Solutions and ready for a new and productive journey.


» Rachel Caba. MS,RD.CDN

   Registered Dietitian, Masters of Science in Nutrition, Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist

Rachel Caba, Graduated from Long Island University (June 200) with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition. Shortly after I began working as a Diet Technician at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. One year later I completed the Dietetic Internship program at Queens College. I then began working as a clinical dietitian at Bellevue Hospital in Midtown Manhattan.

I was given wonderful opportunities working in different areas of nutrition such as geriatrics, outpatient, pediatric and critical care. I have worked for other great institutions such as Montefiore Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian, Staten Island University Hospital, Wyckoff Medical Center, Isabella Geriatric Center and St. Josephs Regional Medical center.

I have also worked for visiting nursing services for 5 years where I visited ill adults and children who are home bound and provided nutritional care and recommendations. I have now expanded my nutrition skills to the management area of the field and continue to do outpatient work.


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