Thrive + Bloom Approach

“You need an ally to give you the tools to create the lifestyle you deserve.”

You’re tired of having your life governed by food rules, diets, and obsession with weight. It’s sucking your energy and getting in the way of living the life you want.

Imagine sharing an ice cream cone with your kiddos without spiraling into shame and body loathing…

Imagine feeling confident that you can nourish your body in a way that supports your physical and mental health….

Imagine getting back the brain space currently stolen by thinking about food + cravings 24/7…

Imagine knowing that you are role modeling the lifestyle that you’d be proud for your little ones to follow…

As a busy mom or mom-to-be, you need someone to navigate through the diet culture noise with you. You need an ally to give you the tools to create the lifestyle you deserve. 

As a mom, I know firsthand the challenges of the prenatal and postpartum stages of life and all of the food and body image struggles it can bring up and that it’s possible to find a way through.

As a mom or mom-to-be, you feel judged about every decision you make. You don’t need someone criticizing your food choices or shaming your weight.

Let me be part of  your support system, cheering on your small victories and ready to listen to your struggles with empathy and compassion.

No two pregnancies or motherhood experiences are identical, which is why I don’t offer cookie-cutter advice.

Using my clinical nutrition expertise and an intuitive eating approach, we work together to create a comprehensive personalized care-plan that meets you where you are.

Whether you’ve been battling an eating disorder for years or want some guidance in navigating this new life stage without dieting…I can help. We focus on real food with strategies that work for you.

“We focus on real food with strategies that work for you”

Alexandra Paetow MS RD CDN

I’m Alexandra and I’d love to help you.

I live in South Orange, New Jersey with my husband Chris, our three wonderful children, and Winston the cat.

Prior to opening my own practice, I worked as a clinical and research dietitian in New York City specializing in women’s health.

I was raised in Maryland and still love returning for crab cakes and football games. These are a few of my favorite things–peanut butter, traveling, botanical gardens, holidays, and ice cream.

Let’s work together to take the stress out of eating. Let’s get you back to what matters most–being a mom.



  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Wake Forest University
  • Master of Science in Nutrition Education from Teachers College Columbia University
  • Clinical Training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA


  • RD (Registered Dietitian)
  • CDN (Certified Dietitian Nutritionist)


  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group

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My mission is to give you the tools and the support that allow you to THRIVE and BLOOM.


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