Lauren Manaker (she/her) is an award-winning registered dietitian who holds a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition and a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. She is also a Certified Lactation Educator-Counselor and she has undergone various trainings focusing on many aspects of nutrition. Lauren was awarded the prestigious Emerging Dietitian of the Year Award by the Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year award by the Charleston-Trident Dietetic Association. Lauren has authored three books and multiple ebooks. As a freelance writer, her work can be found in outlets including VeryWell Health, EatThis.com, and Eating Well. You can learn more about Lauren on her Instagram and website, where she shares nutrition-related information with a focus on women’s health and pregnancy.