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Meet The Dietitians

Welcome! We are registered dietitians specializing in clinical nutrition and nutrition counseling for all ages.

In addition to our clinical expertise, we are unique in our approach as we counsel our patients utilizing client-centered care using the most effective counselling and coaching strategies.  

We also empathize with the challenges that families face (caring for children or elderly adults, busy schedules, etc), and work with you to provide practical solutions to achieve healthier eating habits.

Fuel For Life Registered Dietitian

We have 2 locations!

San Antonio and Cedar Park, Texas.

Chelsea Crawford

Chelsea Crawford

Chelsea Crawford is a Registered Dietitian and proud owner of Fuel For Life, LLC. She started her career in a Children’s hospital managing tube feedings, pre-diabetes, diabetes, picky eating and rare genetic disorders. She then went on to manage a teaching kitchen at the YMCA where she taught families how to prepare healthy, flavorful meals. At that time she also offered counseling services for weight loss, healthy eating, diabetes, heart disease, and child nutrition.

After seeing much success in her clients attaining their goals, she wanted to be able to help more people by offering affordable nutrition counseling through insurance. Therefore, in 2019 she created her business, Fuel For Life, LLC.

Chelsea is well-versed in nutrition for both the pediatric and adult population. Most of her clients seek her out for healthy weight loss, chronic disease management, and support with their child’s nutrition.

Her philosophy: “All foods fit-even when your goal is weight loss but this does mean we have to find the right balance of nutrient dense foods in the diet too. Anyone can love a meal packed with veggies as much pizza, tacos, and a burger- it’s all about how they’re prepared and what they are paired with.”

Fun Fact: Chelsea loves traveling where she spends her time enjoying beautiful landscapes and seeing wild animals in their own environment.

Double Fun Fact: Chelsea also recently opened Lago Vista Fitness Co. Lago Vista Fitness Co. offers group fitness classes for both beginners and experienced fitness enthusiast

Nicole Eichinger

Nicole Eichinger

Nicole Eichinger is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in Texas. She started her career as a NICU/Pediatric Dietitian and absolutely loved it. However, after having her own babies with her husband, Alex, she transitioned to a part time job working in dialysis. She specialized in peritoneal dialysis for many years, as well as home hemo-dialysis.

Nicole transitioned to working for herself at Nutrition’s My Life and started to specialize in thyroid disorders, PCOS, and digestive health. Nicole understands what it’s like to be a health warrior. She had half her thyroid removed at the age of 20, has PCOS, and migraines since the age of 12. She now thrives at helping people like herself, a health warrior, improve their health conditions and feel like themselves again. She wrote the book, The Healthy Thyroid Guide, in 2021 and now loves teaching people how important eating for your health conditions can help you be the best version of yourself.

She is so excited to be a part of the Fuel For Life, LLC team and be able to help so many more people here in San Antonio. Nicole will help empower you with the knowledge to help reach your nutrition and health goals.

Nicole loves to hike, go to parks with her family and dog, garden, and really enjoys cooking.

Simone Weingarten

Simone Weingarten

Simone Weingarten is certified as an Eating Disorder Specialist with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She helps people learn what works for their bodies to be healthy and confident, as well as learning that nutrition is more than just basic food skills – it can be incorporated into medical nutrition therapy, performance, and lifestyle.

Before Simone got into the field of dietetics, she struggled with the diet culture belief that being “skinny” would lead to happiness. When that didn’t work out, Simone knew her goals needed to change. She wanted to be STRONG, FIT, HEALTHY, and HAPPY! She did research on nutrition and exercise which helped change her life for the better! She helped family and friends learn why fad diets didn’t work, became a certified personal trainer, and created and managed her own fitness business, Simone Ashley Fitness. This was also when Simone started her journey to becoming a Registered Dietitian!

Simone states, “I’m an ’anti-diet and intuitive eating dietitian because I personally struggled as an athlete with eating disorders and diet culture! I missed out on many things because of dieting, and this inspires me every day to show others they don’t have to miss out on things in life either!”

Patty Le

Patty Le

Patty Le is a Registered Dietitian with 10 years of experience providing nutrition care to pediatric patients. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Purdue University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. She is a board certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition and has expertise in many areas of pediatric nutrition including weight management, food allergies, picky eaters, failure to thrive, tube feedings, inflammatory bowel disease, and diabetes. She is passionate about providing personalized, quality care to families with complex nutritional challenges.

Outside of work, Patty enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs, running, reading, baking, and cake decorating. She is also an active volunteer, devoting her time to being a Girl Scout troop leader and participating as a board member for her local school PTA.

Amber Ketchum

Amber Ketchum

Amber Ketchum is a Registered Dietitian from San Antonio, Texas. She has a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Nutrition and has a passion for teaching healthy habits to people in all walks of life. She started out in a community setting teaching nutrition to people of all ages.

She then worked at a weight loss resort, where she worked with people from all over the world who came to participate in the weight loss and fitness program. Working there, she gained extensive experience planning menus, overseeing client meals, teaching multiple nutrition and healthy cooking classes each week, creating individualized nutrition plans, made several live TV appearances, wrote online nutrition articles, and did radio interviews. Since then she has worked in nutrition consulting, group education, healthy cooking classes, and has a nutrition blog at www.homemadenutrition.com.

Alicia Ranucci

Alicia Ranucci

Alicia Ranucci is a registered dietitian originally from Monterrey, Mexico. She competed internationally as a synchronized swimmer and has trained with athletes from around the world. She moved to the U.S. for college and earned her BS in Nutritional Science from the University of Arizona and her MS from Northeastern University. She has more than 10 years of experience in the field. She now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two daughters.

She is passionate about improving health and wellbeing in every patient she encounters. She enjoys talking with her patients and bonding about food and culture. She loves growing her own vegetables in her garden, exploring new foods, and trying new recipes in her kitchen. Her favorite vegetables are beets and sweet potatoes.

We offer counseling in the following areas:

  • Adult & Pediatric Weight Loss
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Food Allergies & Intolerances
  • GI Disorders
    (Including Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, IBS, Gastroparesis)
  • Heart Disease, High Cholesterol & High Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Preventative Health & Wellness
  • Weight Gain
  • Eating Disorders

My Client’s Views

Our Mission

It is our mission to educate individuals and families to develop a positive relationship with food while providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to support a healthy lifestyle.  We encourage you to incorporate small changes that will lead to lifelong healthy eating habits.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy involves adding more food than taking out. Fuel for Life believes all foods fit and that balance is key to sustaining healthy eating habits. It’s all about making healthy eating a lifestyle- one in which you enjoy and also have your favorite foods!

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