Rita Duszak, MS, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian


What is your background?

Nutrition is a second career for me. In my mid-20s, I found running and it completely changed the trajectory of my life and empowered me to follow my dreams to work in health & wellness. Now I get to spend every day living my dream!

What are the values that drive you?

The values that drive me are: consistency, enjoyment, enthusiasm, & motivation. Each day, as I follow my own journey, I remind myself to keep showing up and enjoy the ride! I also feel so lucky that I can share a positive mindset and encourage others in the work that I do.


What do you like about working at the charge group?

Every single day I get to work with people to help them be the best version of themselves. I also get to learn something from every client I work with!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I am not good at sitting still, so my first choice is almost always to go for a run; second is a long walk with my husband, Bob, and my dog, Joe.


What is your Favorite quote?

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
–Wayne Gretzky

What is your favorite food or snack?

Peanut butter. Anything with peanut butter.


name three of your favorite books, movies, or podcasts.

This American Life (I can’t resist a good listen to Ira Glass!); On the Road by Jack Kerouac (a book that inspired me to get out in the world and travel beyond my comfort zone); & Run Fast, Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky (I love to cook & Shalane Flanagan – who won the New York City Marathon in 2017 – once ran with me for several miles in a half marathon!)