Hi, I'm Lauren!
& Cupcake Queen
Lauren completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Flinders University in 2017 and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Lauren joined the Life Skills Hub team in early 2023 and brings with her an extensive clinical background and food service knowledge throughout her time working in private practice and the aged care sector.
Lauren’s knowledge of food service and her skills and experience in recipe development, food safety, food preparation and safe eating is her strength, and she enjoys being able to work with people to explore new foods and recipes to expand their food repertoire – ultimately leading to better relationships with food and healthier lifestyles. Lauren has a particular interest in managing food allergies and intolerances and also enjoys educating people on how to eat healthily and affordably. The best way to learn about food and nutrition is to get involved in food preparation and a hands-on approach to dietetics practice is how Lauren likes to work.
Lauren is passionate about teaching life skills to young people and their families; especially around core nutrition principles, food literacy, food preparation, meal planning and development, recipe adaptation and shopping for budgets and how these skills can be transferred into the family home and drawn upon as a foundation to healthy habits later in life. As food touches on all aspects of life and is something we all have in common, it should be seen as more than fuel. Lauren likes to use food and mealtimes as a way to connect with others, improve social skills, collaborate and share, develop motor skills, enhance communication and support emotional development which are all pivotal goals of feeding therapy.
Outside of work, it is no surprise that you will often find Lauren cooking up a storm in her kitchen, with cupcakes being her favourite things to make! She also enjoys a weekend walk on the beach, sweating it out at reformer Pilates, catching up with family and friends and isn’t a stranger to some reality TV.
Lauren has special interests in:
Food service dietetics – recipe/menu planning and analysis
Food allergies and intolerances (with particular interest in coeliac disease)
Management of undernutrition and picky eating
Improving food literacy and food security within the community
Improving life skills around all stages of food preparation