Lauren Antonucci, MS, RD, CSSD, CDE, CDN
Lauren is the owner/director of Nutrition Energy and combines her experience as a Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Sports Dietitian and athlete to lead the Nutrition Energy team. She provides comprehensive nutrition therapy and personalized nutrition planning for individuals. She also travels around New York and the country, leading nutrition clinics and lectures for a variety of small and large groups.
Lauren is a nutrition consultant for the New York Road Runners and a member of the ING NYC Marathon nutrition team and the Gatorade Sports Science Institutesports nutrition network. She also consults for the New York City Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training marathon, triathlon and cycling programs, the NYRR Team for Kids marathon team, the Galloway NYC marathon team and the Asphalt Green Triathlon Club. As an expert speaker, Lauren has presented nutrition clinics on diabetes, weight management, health and sports performance nutrition to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA), New York University Athletics, Columbia University Athletics, the New York Cornell Medical School, St. Johns University Athletics, and the New York Road Runners/ING NYC Marathon. She has also led nutrition lectures for the NIKE Running Club NYC, the MORE Marathon, the AVON Breast Cancer 3-Day, the TRILife Triathlon Team, the Chelsea Piers Sports Club, GSSI/Runners World, and the Terrier Tri Team.
A well respected and nationally requested nutrition and fitness expert, Lauren is often contacted to consult with the media about the latest health and nutrition trends. She was highlighted on Channel One Newswith Jessica Kumari (November 12, 2008) for her long-distance running nutrition advice and training techniques for the ING New York City Marathon 2008. Lauren’s expertise has been shown on Weekend Today (NBC), where she addressed endurance training, stretching and sports performance nutrition. She has appeared with Solidad O'Brien, Jonas Schwartz and Cat Greenleaf in interviews to provide advice about sports nutrition, as an athlete and nutrition and fitness expert. She was even highlighted on the Weather Channel,prior to the ING New York City Marathon 2008, to impart her nutrition advice for marathoners competing in various weather conditions. Her expertise starts with clear nutrition counseling and extends to more unusual experiences like the Empire State Building Run-Up 2009, at which she won the preliminary and provided nutrition and training advice to Cat Greenleaf.
Lauren has served as a nutrition expert and writer for nationally-acclaimed magazines including Fitness, Her Sports, New York Runner and MetroSports, NY. You can also find her nutrition advice in publications such as Time Out New York ,TONY Kids, the New York Times, Runner’s World, SELF and Diabetes Self-Management magazines, Gotham Magazine, as well as online at Active.com, HerSports and IronmanLive.com. Lauren also served as a nutrition expert for the SELF weight loss challenge forum and the NYRR online marathon forum.
Lauren's sports nutrition advice is highlighted in the New York Road Runners-sponsored book, the Complete Book of Running and Fitness. In addition to in-depth nutrition information and healthy recipes, the latest edition includes advice on motivation, training techniques and exercises.
Published in numerous articles regarding nutritional topics from diabetes to weight loss during training to the health benefits of chocolate, Lauren is accustomed to being asked for her healthy eating and living advice. Prior to opening Nutrition Energy, Lauren worked as a Clinical Nutritionist and Diabetes Nutrition Educator for five years at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:
- Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from Binghamton University
- Graduate Fellowship in Nutritional Biochemistry, University of California-Berkeley
- Master's of Science in Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University
- Registered Dietitian (R.D.)
- Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (C.S.S.D.)
- NY State Licensed Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (C.D.N)
- Certified Diabetes Educator (C.D.E.)
- American Dietetic Association active member
- American Dietetic Association Sports Nutritionist (SCAN) practice-group active member
SPORTS AND PERSONAL INTERESTS:
An avid runner and triathlete, Lauren has completed thirteen marathons, including New York and Boston and numerous triathlons, including Ironman USA, Lake Placid, Ironman Utah and Ironman Wisconsin. Lauren and her husband have twice embarked on a Tour de France cycling adventure and enjoy traveling and exploring with their sons, Cooper and Ryder, their daughter Mia, and their dog, Digby. They like to go wherever their athletic endeavors, good food and fitness take them.
"Diets" do not work, and there is no magic pill or cookie-cutter plan that works for everyone. By focusing on the positive aspects of nutrition for health management, weight control and athletic performance, and by making good food choices an accessible part of daily life, Lauren will help you to achieve your goals without deprivation or the elimination of entire food groups. All foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle and meal plan, including fresh fruit, carrots, grilled chicken, whole grains, ice cream, chocolate or your personal favorite treat.