Hi! I'm Lauren Wenderoth,
~In my work as a dietitian specializing in eating issues, selective eating, and eating disorders, I support clients in separating from harmful diet culture, and in recovering a pleasurable, self-affirming relationship to food and their bodies. Many of the clients I’ve had the privilege of working with have experienced size stigma, even or especially from providers within the medical or “health” profession. This makes reaching out for support a scary process. I hope to always listen empathically to my clients’ lived experiences (even when I have not shared them), and provide a supportive environment for clients to heal. In my professional and personal life, I aim to show up as an ally to LGBTQIA+ communities, BIPOC, and to people of all sizes, abilities, documentation status, and faiths. I work with children, teens, and adults.
~I love assisting families who are caring for a child or dependent with an eating disorder. I strive to empower caregivers with the confidence and concrete meal-time skills needed to help their loved one through nutrition restoration and recovery from an eating disorder. Many parents have told me that eating disorder treatment gave them their child back. I take great joy in being a part of this transformative process.
~I have specialized in eating disorder treatment since 2014. I began at Herrick Hospital, Center for Anorexia and Bulimia in Berkeley, CA, where I served as lead dietitian for the adolescent inpatient and partial hospitalization programs. When I moved on from inpatient care, I helped create and run an intensive outpatient eating disorder program for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. Prior to devoting my focus toward eating disorder treatment, I worked as a consulting dietitian for Apple, Inc. at the company's employee wellness center in Cupertino, CA. While there, I led the nutrition department in shifting away from a weight-biased approach toward health, and provided trainings for staff in areas of non-diet nutrition, intuitive eating, and the social justice informed model of Health at Every Size. I’m immensely happy to have landed at Dr. Daisy & Co., among like-minded RDs with similar passions.
~I am a graduate of the University of New Mexico's Nutrition & Dietetics program, where I received the honors of both Dietetic Student and Dietetic Intern of the Year for the state of New Mexico. Prior to studying nutrition, I graduated summa cum laude from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Biology and Psychology.
~When not working, I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, dancing with my children, and cooking with my family.