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Carrie joined Big Y in 2005 as the first registered dietitian nutritionist and serves as the Lead Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for the Living Well Eating Smart program.

She began her career as a nutritionist for Virginia Tech's Center for Research in Health Behavior in Blacksburg, VA. Working as nutritionist, personal trainer and co-author, Carrie aided researchers in testing an innovative weight management study for adults.

After completing her Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) approved dietetic internship with Virginia Tech, she served as lead Nutrition Educator for the University of Massachusetts Extension Food Stamp Nutrition program in Fall River, MA where she designed and taught nutrition education for low-income preschoolers, 2nd and 3rd graders, as well as their families.

Carrie obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia Tech majoring in both Exercise Science and Dietetics.

She was a 2009 Go Red! "Leading Lady" for the Greater Springfield American Heart Association, a 2010 inductee for The Griffin Report's Women of Influence in The Food Industry, one of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association's 2010 Recognized Young Dietitians of the Year and the 2011 recipient of the Western Area Massachusetts Dietetic Association’s Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Service.

She is a current board member for the Massachusetts Nutrition Board and has served on the board for the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Western Area Massachusetts Dietetic Association and March of Dimes Pioneer Valley Chapter.

Carrie lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and newborn son. She enjoys cooking tasty, nutritious meals and staying active with her dogs. andrea.jpg image on bigy.com

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Andrea began her career with an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Holyoke Community College and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She then went on to complete the University's accredited Dietetic Internship and gained valuable experience working with WestMass ElderCare, Inc., Mercy Medical Center and the Hampden-Wilbraham School District.

Andrea has worked with Big Y since 2006 and became the second Registered Dietitian for the Living Well Eating Smart program in 2009. She is registered as a Dietitian through the American Dietetic Association, licensed as a dietitian for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and member of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association. She has also worked as Research Assistant for Baystate Health in Springfield, MA looking at the effectiveness of Maudsley Therapy for treating eating disorders in the pediatric population.

She has a love for all foods (from pomegranates to chocolate!) and truly believes moderation and variety is key in a healthy meal plan. During her free time she enjoys cooking and baking healthy treats; being active by biking, kayaking, hiking and doing pilates; and spending time as a family with her new baby boy.

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