Dietician Nutrition Services
Rachel Bauman and Carly Francis are the Dave’s Dietitians who are available to help you navigate the aisles to make healthier food choice while grocery shopping. We aim to clarify the confusion of the many contradictory nutrition messages in the media, and translate nutrition science to every day healthy habits.
What Can a Dietitian at Dave’s Do for You?
As the Dave’s Dietitians, Rachel and Carly strive to help you make healthier food choices through hands-on nutrition education. Currently, we offer educational opportunities for customers through sampling tables, classes, and providing healthy tips/recipes throughout the store. Keep an eye out for “Dietitian Approved” items, which are foods that have been hand picked by the Dave’s Dietitians to make identifying the healthier options easier. We also provide free, individualized store tours to educate customers on healthier food choices for different health conditions, such as diabetes, celiac disease, or heart disease. In the future, we look to continue sharing more nutrition information through blogging and social media posts. Be sure to check out the nutrition resource table, located in the produce department, where you can find nutrition information, new recipes, and other helpful resources.
Who We Are
Rachel Bauman is a Pontiac, IL native. She completed her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. Rachel then spent a year as a dietetic intern at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center before joining the OSF team as a Registered Dietitian in the summer of 2013. She has been employed at OSF Saint James Medical Center ever since. Although she has experience with all nutritional backgrounds, Rachel is most passionate about pediatric and maternal nutrition, weight management, and the behaviors of eating.
Carly Francis is originally from Chenoa, IL. She completed her undergraduate education in Dietetics at Bradley University in 2013, and went on to complete her master’s degree and dietetic internship at Loyola University Chicago in 2015. Carly began her career as a dietitian working with the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program and transitioned to clinical nutrition in August 2016 when she started working at OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center. Carly’s favorite part about her job is educating others about proper nutrition in order to help achieve their health goals. In her spare time, Carly enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling.