Lauren Rudy



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Women, LGBTQIA+, Men, Older adults, Patients with ADHD/ADD, Patients with depression, Patients with GAD, Patients with OCD, Patients with PTSD/history of trauma

About Lauren

After stumbling upon and reading the Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, I realized there was a lot I didn’t know about our food system, where our food comes from, and just nutrition in general. I grew up playing sports but never made the connection between nutrition and how it affects not only performance but also just our well-being as a whole. I quickly changed my major from Interior Design to Nutrition/Dietetics and haven’t looked back!

Get To Know Lauren

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: A big bowl of popcorn with some M&Ms sprinkled throughout is my comfort food but I live and breathe for Indian food!

Go-to morning beverage: Back to back whole milk cappuccinos please

Favorite thing to purchase at the grocery store: I love scoping out the beverage section and trying something new!

Sleep ritual I never forget: Turn on a fan or open the windows to drop the temperature. I sleep sooo much better when the room is a little chilly.

Favorite recipe: This sesame chicken recipe could pass for takeout

Favorite nutrient-packed snack: Vanilla greek yogurt with a spoonful of peanut butter and topped with some chocolate chips and hemp seeds

What’s one small thing someone can do today to work toward a balanced eating pattern/lifestyle? Make sure you’re adequately hydrating throughout the day. It seems obvious and simple but with work, school, kids, etc., our busy lives can keep us from drinking enough fluids. Hydration status can impact everything from our energy levels to our gut health; it’s an easy place to start. Grab your favorite emotional support water bottle and get to sipping!

A habit you swear by: I LOVE a good list. Whether it’s for groceries or to-dos for the day, I make a list in my notes app for everything. Being able to gradually add/check things off a list is an easy way for me to feel accomplished and also keep my thoughts together. I love making lists of things like books I want to read or small things that make me happy (Ex: I got to pet a cute dog today!! or I met my friend at my favorite restaurant for lunch). It’s a quick, easy way to boost my mood and oftentimes reflecting back on the little moments can help with my overall gratitude when it’s been an especially tough day!

Nutrition myth or trend you find particularly annoying and would like to set the record straight: No, you do not need to buy greens powders. We all know they taste like grass and they’re not worth the cash. Save your taste buds, drink your favorite beverage and add some real vegetables and fiber to your meals instead!


Bachelors of Science in Dietetics, University of Kentucky

Dietetic Internship:
Dominican University

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