Lauren Manaker is an award-winning registered dietitian, book author, and recipe developer who has been in practice for almost 20 years. With expertise in nutrition and women's health, Lauren prides herself on providing accurate and evidence-based nutrition information to people throughout the lifecycle. As the owner of a nutrition communications business, Lauren also acts as a nutrition communications consultant and recipe developer for small healthy food brands and start-ups. She earned her undergraduate degree in human nutrition at the University of Florida, her master's degree in clinical nutrition at Rush University in Chicago, and her certification in lactation education from UC-San Diego. Currently, she is enrolled in NYU's School of Professional Studies, focusing on writing health-related information for the media. Lauren has been quoted in countless media outlets, including Eat This, Not That! and US News and World Report. Her writing can be found in outlets such as EatThis.com, Eating Well, The Kitchn, POPSUGAR Fitness, and VeryWell Health. Lauren lives in Charleston, S.C., and she takes full advantage of everything that her amazing city has to offer when she is not working.