what I do
Hi there! I’m Lauren, MS, RDN, LD, CSR, Renal Dietitian.
I am a certified specialist in renal nutrition and kidney dietitian founder of Happy Health Nutrition. I have been working with people who have kidney disease for over 10 years. In this time, I have seen all the ways kidney disease can impact someone’s life. I started Happy Health Nutrition to help people build a healthy lifestyle that meets their needs and allows them to continue to live the life they truly enjoy.
We all have our own path and we can all learn from each other. Individuals who are happiest and struggle less with kidney disease have one thing in common….a positive mindset. By embracing food choice as a lifestyle and not as a diet, a kidney-friendly lifestyle empowers you to make better choices for your health. I provide you with the tools and the support to accomplish your goals. Giving you back the power in your health journey!
A plant-based eater myself, I have seen the benefits of adding more plants to my diet. As I have acclimated to a plant-based lifestyle I know the benefits and the challenges (cheese pizza for example) first hand. I now feel empowered by my choices and have learned where I can have a little wiggle room for indulgence. I help people with kidney disease achieve a healthy lifestyle without the frustration and confusion of not knowing exactly what choices are right for them.
Practice What Your Preach
When I’m not coaching my clients to help them achieve their happy and healthy lifestyle, I can be found practicing what I preach. You can find me in my garden pruning and harvesting my fresh vegetables and fruits. I can also be found spending time with my husband and two children, walking the dogs, volunteering at my kids’ school/sports teams, stand up paddleboarding, exercising, cooking, and creating that balanced happy healthy lifestyle I help my clients achieve.
Not quite sure you are ready to join with me?
Maybe learning more about my qualifications will help make you feel more comfortable!
B.S. in Nutrition/Dietetics: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.S. in Nutritional Biology: University of California, Davis
Dietetic Internship University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition
Certificate of Training Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management
Book a One on One With Me Today
I Work With You to Create a Realistic Nutrition Plan & Healthy Habits
Whether you have kidney disease or know someone who struggles with it, my Kidney Roadmap will form foundational understanding and provide you with the steps to take to gain better control of a happy healthy lifestyle. You will build on your Roadmap with Kidney Klass along with support from me and the Happy Kidney Community.
Below are some of the ways you can join me.
1 : 1 Coaching
One on One Individualized Nutrition Therapy. We will work together to develop the right plan for you using evidence-based practice.
Treating this as a diet won’t get you the results, making it a lifestyle will yield the results you are looking for.
There’s no quick fix, no pill to take when it comes to kidney health. It’s about learning how to make the little decisions that will lead to the success of your overall goal of happy healthy kidneys.
“Lauren helped put me on my path. She taught me what I needed to learn, connected the information from my nephrologist, and supported me.” – Julia
“Thank you! Thank you! You have helped me so much, with my labs, simply supporting me, and the information.” – Rose
“This is so productive, exactly what I needed. Now I know exactly what I need to do and eat. This is so helpful to understand my labs and my stage of kidney disease.”- Mike
“I no longer feel like I am on a diet; instead, it’s a mind shift. Now I go to the grocery store, buy what I like, and know I am making good choices.”- Rachel