Lauren Stinson-Hamel, MS, RD, LDN

Lauren is a registered dietitian who began her professional career in financial services, helping small businesses and entrepreneurs receive funding. During this time, Lauren deepened her interest in mindfulness practices and the healing properties of food. Lauren began her study of nutrition at Bauman College where she completed a Holistic Nutrition Consultant training program. During her career transition, Lauren worked as a Community Health Promoter, supporting public health campaigns to deliver nutrition and health education to a variety of populations.

She received a Master of Science degree in nutrition from Bastyr University. During her graduate studies, Lauren worked with a team of researchers at Fred Hutch Cancer Center, investigating nutrition and physical activity interventions in breast cancer survivors. Lauren completed her dietetic training at UCSF Medical Center with a focus on nutrition therapy in acute cancer care and pediatric GI services. Lauren is thrilled to continue studying Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). She is passionate about connecting with others through supportive foods and lifestyle practices.

Lauren is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with additional training in Yin and restorative styles of yoga. She loves to spend time experimenting in the kitchen, studying Ayurveda, walking in nature and dancing. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, two dogs and two cats.