Klara Knezevic RD, LD, CLTChief Executive Officer & Co-Owner
Klara is currently the CEO and Co-Owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates (RBA). After graduating with a double degree in Psychology and Dietetics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completing her dietetic internship, Klara worked at RBA as a dietitian, counseling clients with a variety of conditions, including eating disorders, cancer, and GI concerns. She now focuses on mentoring and training our team of dietitians who are committed to providing quality and accessible care to all.
Klara is a culinary nutritionist, and is passionate about teaching people that you can cook delicious and healthy food at home! She works with the social media team to share delicious and easy recipes and blogs filled with nutrition tips and hacks.
She also works as a business consultant and provides coaching to dietitians in private practice that are building their own businesses.
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
- Certified LEAP Therapist
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
- Oncology Nutrition (ON) Dietetic Practice Group
- Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) Dietetic Practice Group
- Sports,Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group
- International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians
- Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)
- Coauthor of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating
- Coauthor of Cooking with Food Sensitivities Survival Guide
- Coauthor of Cooking with Diabetes
More About Klara
Klara was born in Croatia but has been a resident of the DC Metro Area for most of her life. Growing up in a family where food plays a huge role in the culture, Klara always loved spending days cooking with her mother and grandmother in the kitchen. As she grew older, she realized that not everyone had the same positive relationship with food that she did. Klara works to help people meet their nutrition goals in a healthful and positive manner. Klara wants to empower her clients to get back in the kitchen, eat well, enjoy life and not let food stand in the way of what really matters. Whether you are a novice in the kitchen, or a seasoned chef, Klara will work with you to help you reach your nutrition goals.
Klara loves to bake, decorate cakes, and try new recipes in her kitchen. One of her favorite hobbies is trying out new restaurants and recreating their dishes at home. In her spare time, Klara also likes to dance and sing around her apartment and watch way too much Food Network.
“Klara was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. I’m looking forward to subsequent visits.”
“Very pleased with the time Klara took to answer questions and make sure I was comfortable with the plan. “
“Klara was very informative and stressed the importance of eating breakfast, which I have started doing.”
“She was really understanding and eager to help me. The wait time was under 15 minutes which I appreciated as well.”
“Klara listened attentively to my history of surgeries, etc. Klara was great — in fact I have recommended your practice to a neighbor. Thank you for having Klara.”