Meet Andrea Frale Klouda, MPH, RD, LDN, CCN, HHP


Andrea is passionate about integrative nutrition and wellness strategies to improve health, strengthen the body and help prevent disease.

A licensed dietitian for more than 20 years, since 2001, Andrea has focused on complementary and alternative nutrition therapies. In addition to her private practice, since 2007, Andrea taught both undergraduate and graduate courses as an adjunct faculty member at Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois. There she developed the research-based Complementary Nutrition Therapies (NTR 625) course for the Master of Nutrition and Wellness program.

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Certifications & Credentials

  • More than 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian
  • Experienced in clinical nutrition, management, consulting and teaching
  • Trained in Applied Kinesiology Nutrition Response Technique (NRT)
  • Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (RD, LDN) in the state of Illinois
  • Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) by the International and American Associations of Clinical
  • Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners

awards & recognitions

  • Outstanding Educator from the West Suburban Dietetic Association, nominated 2004
  • Young Dietitian of the Year for the State of Illinois & the West Suburban Dietetic Association,
    awarded 2001
  • Outstanding Clinical Nutrition Manager for the Midwestern Region from Sodexho Marriott
    Services, nominated 1999
  • Emerging Dietetic Leader from the West Suburban Dietetic Association, awarded 1999


  • Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
    Master of Public Health Degree
    Concentration: Health Education, 1996
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL
    Completed 900 hour Dietetic Internship Program, 1993
  • Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, IL
    Bachelor of Science

professional roles

  • Nominating Chair-Elect for the Illinois Dietetic Association, 2004-2006
  • Illinois Dietetic Association Strategic Planning Committee, 2003-2004
  • West Suburban Dietetic Association Elected Board Member; Nominating Chair &
    President/President Elect, 1999-2002
  • West Suburban Dietetic Association Volunteer Committee Work: Publications, Technical Practice
    in Dietetics, & National Nutrition Time, 1997-1999

Professional Experience

Nutrition for Life, LLC, Aurora, IL
Integrative Nutrition Practice
Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Position: Adjunct Faculty Member-Graduate level
Developed the researched-base Complimentary Nutrition Therapies course for the Master of Nutrition & Wellness program
Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Position: Adjunct Faculty Member-Undergraduate level
Sodexho, USA
Position: Consultant
Sodexho Marriott Services, Rush Copley Hospital, Aurora, IL
Position: Clinical Nutrition Manager
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Position: Clinical Dietitian

Hobbies & Interests

Gardening, tennis, travel, and helping people improve their health