Lauren Manganiello, MS, RD, CDN, ACE-CPT, RYT-200 is a sports performance registered dietitian nutritionist, fitness coach and yoga teacher in New York City

“The Secret Of Change Is Not To Focus All Your Energy On Fighting The Old But On Building The New…”

registered dietitian nutritionistGrowing 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 change. I began to enjoy tennis practice and even took up running (several years later I would run my first half marathon).

Not only did I start to see positive changes in my body but also in my mindset and life. Working out and “training” became empowering. The power to change had always been there. I just needed to focus my energy on building new lifestyle changes and the rest would follow.

Life is busy. Between building a successful career, maintaining a social life, getting enough sleep, staying fit and feeling confident and comfortable in our own bodies, it’s a challenge to workout and eat “right” while also keeping up with all of the latest health trends.

Trust me, I get it.

But lets make it easier for us. Lets get rid of that “overwhelming” feeling by changing your mindset and approach. Let me take the “guesswork” out of it for you.

Through individualized nutrition and fitness coaching, I aim to help you build new, healthy habits related to food and fitness that work for YOU…and your lifestyle changes and successes will follow, too.

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 dietetic internship 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 registered dietitian nutritionist. She started her own nutrition counseling private practice in Manhattan where she works with individuals one-on-one as well as teams.

She also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at New York University (NYU) in the Nutrition Department and was recently elected as the nominating committee chair for the Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA) for 2018-2019.

Lauren recently travelled to Bali, Indonesia to complete her 200 hour vinyasa and yin yoga teacher training certification (RYT-200) through Yoga Alliance. She is excited to bring yoga/mindfulness/meditation to the sports and performance world.

Lauren is also an ACE certified personal trainer and fitness coach with experience working at 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 and The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND).

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. 

Through individualized nutrition and fitness coaching, Lauren’s aim is to help others live a healthy, balanced life.  As a sports and performance registered dietitian nutritionist and yoga + fitness coach, she focuses on lifestyle changes and aims to motivate & inspire others.

Specialties include: sports performance and fitness nutrition, weight management, women’s health & fertility, yoga for athletes, and corporate wellness. 

In her spare time, Lauren loves to travel, surf, explore museums around NYC, 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
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) Dietetic Practice Group
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (IAAND)
  • Yoga Alliance