Lauren Manaker, M.S., R.D.N., L.D.

Title: Contributor
Education: Rush University, M.S. in Clinical Nutrition, University of Florida, B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition

Lauren is a nutrition expert, three-time book author, freelance writer, recipe developer, and media spokesperson. With a special focus on prenatal, fertility, postpartum, and pediatric nutrition, Lauren has a passion for conveying complicated nutrition information to this engaged population. As a parent to a picky six-year-old, she oftentimes shares her personal experiences navigating this challenging topic.

She was awarded the Emerging Leader in Women's Health award by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year award from the Charleston-Trident Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She currently volunteers her time by holding executive committee positions with the Women's Health practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Go Red for Women - American Heart Association committee.

Lauren has been interviewed by dozens of media outlets, including US News and World Report, CNN, Shape, Self, POPSUGAR, Southern Living, and more.

About Shape

Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.

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