Lauren Koffler



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LGBTQIA+, Men, Women

About Lauren

Lauren became interested in nutrition after she had mononucleosis in college, and her body broke out in hives…for an entire year. She met with a registered dietitian nutritionist at the recommendation of her doctor. The RDN she worked with was incredibly nurturing and compassionate, helping her understand how diet and lifestyle can significantly impact overall health. Finding a provider who listened and tailored a plan to her needs convinced her that she wanted to do the same for others. Before joining the team at Culina Health, Lauren worked in both the inpatient and outpatient settings in the Montefiore and Mount Sinai hospital systems and as an adjunct nutrition professor at NYU and CUNY Lehman College. 

Get To Know Lauren

Go-to morning beverage: Cold brew with Chobani sweet cream creamer

Favorite thing to purchase at the farmer’s market or grocery store: Farmer’s market: lots of different cheeses and seeded oat porridge sourdough bread

Favorite book/TV show/movie: Huge fan of the Real Housewives franchises (best way to turn my brain off), but also love all types of murder mystery/thriller books.

What’s one small thing someone can do today to work toward a balanced eating pattern/lifestyle? Allowing in all types of foods. The more you restrict, the more obsessed you’ll become with the food or food group that you’re restricting. The best way to find balance is to give yourself unconditional permission to eat what you actually want to be eating.

A mindful eating moment you had recently: I felt pretty full after Thanksgiving dinner, but had been looking forward to the chocolate pecan pie since I picked it up the day before. I paused for a few moments and tuned into how I was physically feeling and realized that I just wouldn’t enjoy the pie as much as I could if I ate it then, and that I’d probably enjoy it a lot more if I took a piece home and saved it for the next day. I ended up eating the pie around 11 am on the Friday after Thanksgiving and it was even better than I imagined!

A habit you swear by: Reading in bed before I go to sleep every night. There’s something so cozy about getting into bed and falling asleep with a good book. Sometimes I even look forward to it when I first wake up in the morning!


Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, New York University

Dietetic Internship:
New York University &
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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