Lauren Manganiello, MS, RD, RYT is an intuitive eating sports nutritionist and certified yoga teacher

“Come back to your body. It exists right here, in this moment. Let it be your anchor.”

registered dietitian nutritionist

Growing up, I was not a very athletic kid. In fact, I was overweight. Fast forward to middle school when my parents encouraged me to take up a sport. Any sport. I just had to do something. I decided to join the tennis team.

At first, it was “okay”. I didn’t love it but I continued to show up.

As time went on, however, my mindset started to shift. I began to enjoy tennis practice and even took up running (several years later I would run my first half marathon).

Along the way, however, I started to become obsessive with “healthy eating and working out”. It was a fine line and my relationship with food was no longer a healthy one.

So how did I get to where I am now in my journey?

By understanding my body and listening to what it wants and needs. By combining the science of sports nutrition & women’s health (hey, hormones! ) with the gentle approach of intuitive eating, movement, and a daily mindfulness practice.

It’s a continuous process of reconnecting with your own body and understanding it.

Together, we can find the right approach that works for you. Let’s heal your relationship with food. For good. And let’s reconnect with your body.

Through individualized and group coaching with a primary focus on nourishment, movement, and mindfulness,  I aim to help you find balance in your busy life and empower self-confidence and comfort in your own skin.


It All Started When…

Lauren graduated from SUNY Binghamton with her Bachelor of Science in Integrative Neuroscience. After realizing that she wanted to help prevent disease, instead of treating it, she pursued her Master of Science in Nutrition at The Ohio State University and completed her clinical internship training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Following graduation she completed a fellowship in oncology nutrition and joined the clinical nutrition team at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for several years, specializing in cardiovascular disease and neurology.

After leaving the clinical nutrition setting, Lauren began to follow her true passion as a sports performance nutritionist. She started her own nutrition counseling private practice in Manhattan where she worked with individuals one-on-one as well as teams for several years. She has since moved to the suburbs and continues to work with individuals virtually in both one-on-one and small group programs.

In 2019, Lauren travelled to Bali, Indonesia for a month to complete her 200 hour vinyasa and yin yoga teacher training certification (RYT-200) through Yoga Alliance.

Lauren combines the science of sports nutrition, the gentle nutrition approach of intuitive eating, and the principles of mindfulness and yoga to empower active individuals to feel confident and comfortable in our bodies. 

She also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at New York University (NYU) in the Nutrition Department and has been on faculty since 2018. Additionally, she joined the faculty at Adelphi University in 2020 to teach as an Adjunct Professor in the Masters in Nutrition program.

Lauren has been an ACE certified personal trainer (CPT) and fitness coach since 2009 with experience working in top fitness centers in NYC. She is a certified functional strength coach (CFSC) and also holds certifications in Pre/Post-Natal Fitness, Trigger Point Myofascial Compression Techniques, Precision Nutrition Level 1 (PN1) and Kettlebell Level 1 Athletics.

She is an active member of The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association (CPSDA)  as well as the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group, Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group, and The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND). She served as the nominating committee chair for the Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA) in 2018-2019.

Lauren works as a spokesperson with brands and companies that align with her nutrition philosophy. She has been featured in a variety of media publications including Shape, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, US News & World Reports Business Insider, Men’s Journal, Reader’s Digest, Eat This Not That!, Vitamin ShoppeThe List, LUVO, My Fitness Pal, Everyday Health, Food Network, and more. 

 Specialties include: intuitive eating, nutrition for active women, yoga and mindfulness, small group coaching for active women, and corporate wellness/consulting

In her spare time, Lauren loves to travel, surf, spend time in nature, and enjoy food & conversation around the dinner table with friends and family.

Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND)
  • Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA)
  • Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group
  • Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) Dietetic Practice Group
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (IAAND)
  • Yoga Alliance