Laura is a native Rhode Islander and has lived in Barrington, Newport, and Providence, RI. Laura’s interest in fitness began at a young age, playing many sports including ice hockey which she played at Barrington High School. She also developed an interest in nutrition through a family of avid cooks, with her parents previously owning a grocery store and deli/catering business. Laura decided to pursue a career in nutrition and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of New Hampshire. She then completed a combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship program at the University of Rhode Island, focused on nutrition research and obesity prevention. Upon graduating from URI, Laura passed the national exam and received national and state certification as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.
Laura works as a Clinical Dietitian at Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI where she provides nutrition care planning and medical nutrition therapy for a variety of patients, primarily on the cardiac, surgical, neurology, and ICU step-down units. Working with patients with multiple chronic diseases has only fueled Laura’s passion for public health and disease prevention. Laura recognized the importance of both physical fitness and nutrition which led Laura to FT, first as a client. Laura soon realized that her experience in nutrition could be applied to help clients at FT reach their personal health goals. Laura is excited to provide nutrition seminars, personalized nutrition counseling, and FT’s ‘Nutrition Together’ program for clients looking to improve their eating habits and nutrition. Her experience as a client at FT has fueled a deeper interest in fitness and exercise science, and Laura is currently studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
During her free time, Laura enjoys cooking, skiing, golfing, listening to reggae, and spending time outside with friends, family, and her German Shepherd puppy.
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