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About Our Team

Lauren's Story

 

I became a Registered Dietitian largely because of my love for all things health and wellness. But I don't just love healthy food and exercise. I have really needed them for my own health's sake. I struggled with an eating disorder in middle and high school, only to move through it and discover that I had a form of Multiple Sclerosis in my early 20s. Understanding how nutrition works and how food impacts the human body revolutionized how I approached my own lifestyle. I hadn't come this far and conquered my eating disorder struggles only to let MS destroy my body. And so my nutrition journey began...

 

I earned my RD credential and a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from Hunter College and opened my private practice doors shortly thereafter. I've now been working in the nutrition field for over 7 years. I love working with clients who are seeking a balanced, sustainable lifestyle with healthy food. The conditions I most often work with include weight management, digestive illnesses, autoimmune conditions and eating disorders. I also love assisting clients with managing special diets, cardiovascular health and athletic performance. I take a hands-on approach, and I personalize each diet and meal plan for sustainability. I believe in real food and what it can do for the body. I encourage and motivate my clients, working closely with them as they make the necessary changes to meet their goals.

What I love most about nutrition is that it is unique to each person. It's customizable. It's not one-size-fits-all. While there are basic concepts that apply to everyone (eat your veggies!), nutrition can be personalized to help you achieve your unique health goals and live your healthiest life.

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Courtney's Story
Courtney Darsa, MS, RD, CDE, CDN is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She received her Bachelors degree in dietetics from the University of Delaware, where she also completed her dietetic internship. She also graduated from Stony Brook University with a Masters in Nutrition Science. Courtney specializes in diabetes, weight management, and medical nutrition therapy. She has experience working in both in-patient and out-patient nutrition settings. Courtney helps her patients to develop a healthier relationship with food so that they can live happier and healthier lives.  She believes that nutrition is not one size fits all and works with each of her clients to find a nutrition plan that works best with their lifestyle and health.
Specialties
 
Diabetes
Weight Management
Optimal Nutrition & Healthy Eating