Hi! I'm Laura.
From a young age, I wanted to learn to eat right. I should have started by not refusing my mom’s veggies as a child, but you live and you learn. After years of combing through conflicting nutrition advice on TV, the Internet, and from friends and family, I wound up completely confused about what to put on my plate.
As a practicing registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nutrition, I’ve come to realize nobody should need a graduate degree to know how to nourish their own body.
I want to demonstrate how intuitive healthy eating can and should be. I want to help you feel (and look) your absolute best without compromising on flavor or obsessing over food labels. Let me show you the power of a dietary pattern that prizes a wide variety of natural, whole foods over processed junk and "diet" foods.
Everyone has a different path to personal health, and I’m here to help you find yours. Together, we will develop a unique nutrition plan with your specific goals in mind - whether that’s losing weight, dealing with digestive issues, or preventing and managing chronic disease.
Experience and Education
Currently, I’m a clinical dietitian in the weight loss and bariatric surgery clinic at the James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center.
Education and Training:
New York University, Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition
James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Dietetic Internship
University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science, cum laude
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
AND Practice Groups: Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Nutrition (DIFM)
Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA)
What is the difference between a "Registered Dietitian" and a "Nutritionist"?
Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian-nutritionist (RDN) has the credentials to prove their expertise. Although some RDs choose to call themselves nutritionists, other individuals with no formal nutrition education may also use the term to sound more credible.
In addition to holding a bachelor's degree, an RD or RDN must fulfill an accredited nutrition curriculum, complete over 1200 hours of supervised practice at a health care facility, and pass a rigorous registration exam.