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Lauren Withers MEd, RD, LD

 Lauren Withers MEd, RD, LD

New Roots Nutrition Counseling, LLC
253 Main Street
Yarmouth, MAINE 04096

As a Registered Dietitian, my passion is to inspire and help individuals adopt and integrate healthful eating habits to support their mind, body and soul. I believe each and every person lives optimally with a lifestyle involving balanced eating, exercise, and good self care. I use a mix of approaches to assist my clients in developing a healthier relationship with food and exercise including: Intuitive Eating, Mindfulness, Mind Body Nutrition, Motivational Interviewing, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and an overall non-diet, non-weight focused approach.

Specialties
  • Heart Disease
  • Celiac Disease, Gluten-Free Diets
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Weight Management
  • GI/Digestive Disorders
  • Alternative Nutrition
  • Hypertension
  • Food Allergies
  • Eating Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Menu Planning
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Vegetarianism
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Healthy Eating
  • General Nutrition, Wellness
Work History

Before opening my private practice, I had the honor of working with many students as the District Registered Dietitian for Sodexo at the following campuses: University of New England, Colby College, Maine College of Art, Southern Maine Community College, Maine Maritime Academy, and Thomas College. My experience also includes work in the field of exercise physiology. As a Cardiac Rehab Exercise Physiologist at Doylestown Hospital in PA, I performed new patient fitness evaluations, developed individualized exercise prescriptions, and supported patients through their journey toward recovery. Earlier as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Vermont’s Exercise Science Master’s Program, I taught exercise physiology labs, assisted with physical fitness testing for elite athletes in a Human Performance Laboratory, and supported post fitness test evaluations with clients. Currently, I consult for Crossroads for Women, a treatment center for substance use disorders and other co-occurring conditions in Southern Maine. I provide dietitian services through preparation of a 30 day rotating menu for the residents, as well as facilitate individual and group nutrition counseling sessions.

Education

Registered Dietitian – Commission on Dietetic Registration, Licensed Dietitian – State of Maine, University of Vermont, Bachelor of Science Dietetics, University of Vermont, Masters in Education, Exercise Science, Sodexo Healthcare Services, Dietetic Internship, Allentown, PA

Focus Age

Adolescent to Adult

Memberships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND), International Academy of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), Eating Disorders Association of Maine (EDAM)

Payment Methods

Cash, check, credit card, insurance

Insurance Taken

Aetna, Cigna, Anthem, United Healthcare, Maine Community Health Options

Qualifications
  • Registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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