About the founder

Lauren Maddahi is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist practicing in Los Angeles, CA. She received her Masters of Science in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2014 and her Bachelors of Arts in European Studies from UCLA in 2010.

She began her private practice in 2014 to cater to the needs of various demographics in Los Angeles through cooking classes, community talks and one-on-one nutritional counseling. She takes inspiration from her own past of battling with weight and body image to empathize with her clients and motivate children and adults alike to have a positive relationship with eating nourishing foods.

Lauren’s interests range from maternal and child wellness, weight management, and eating disorders to culinary nutrition and food service. She received a certificate in culinary arts from The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in 2010. She currently works at UCLA in the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health as a bariatric dietitian aiding those pursuing weight reduction surgery.