Rachel Forte, RD - Nutrition Services at CHKD

"I came to CHKD looking for a work community that felt like family and to be surrounded by people I could learn from and amongst. Being a dietitian at CHKD has fulfilled both of those desires. It has been a simply wonderful experience and I am grateful to all of the patients and providers I get the opportunity to learn from each day.”

Rachel Forte, RD

(757) 668-8688

College: New York University

Graduate School: University of Virginia


    Rachel came to CHKD with a heart for pediatric nutrition and a desire to learn in an immersive kid-friendly environment. She has found her work at CHKD to be deeply fulfilling to her personal and professional life and has valued the ability to learn from and with the wonderful healthcare providers at CHKD. She helps patients and their families in both an inpatient and outpatient capacity, primarily serving the gastrointestinal population. She address nutritional concerns surrounding complex issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, short gut syndrome, celiac disease, food allergies and intolerances, enteral nutrition support, growth concerns, and weight management.

    Rachel’s experience as a dietitian at CHKD has been a joy and blessing to her. She loves being able to form lasting relationships with patients while they are admitted at CHKD and enjoys the ability to continue personally following their care after discharge.


    Clinical Interests
    • Short Gut Syndrome
    • Enteral Nutrition Support
    • Refeeding Syndrome
    • Growth Concerns