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Lauren Slayton MS RD received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University where she graduated cum laude with honors in Sociology. It was here, amidst party central, that she first realized the challenge of balancing work and play, healthy and indulgent. She completed her Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. Prior to opening Foodtrainers, Lauren worked at St Luke’s-Roosevelt obesity research unit and developed a nutrition program for the Equinox fitness clubs. These positions provided Lauren both clinical and counseling experience and in the fall of 2001 Lauren opened Foodtrainers.
Lauren conducts frequent nutrition lectures and webinars on topics ranging from "Trimming your Travel" to "Dude Foods". She has written for and been quoted in articles for many websites, magazines and television programs, including: Allure, In Style, Cooking Light, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, Whole Living, WebMD, The New York Post, John Stewart’s Daily Show, ABC’s Eyewitness News, The Early Show, Fox News, Good Morning America and The Today Show. Lauren pens (or types) the Foodtrainers' blog and is the author of the upcoming book The Little Book of Thin (Perigee 2014).
Lauren is an avid runner and skier. Her favorite fruits are blackberries and pears, current favorite vegetable (so hard to pick!) is kohlrabi and favorite splurge is cheese from the Cowgirl Creamery. Lauren lives in New York City with her husband Marc, sons Myles and Weston and her beloved Vitamix.