Lauren Manaker has been a registered dietitian-nutritionist for over 20 years. She is a multiple award-winner, book author, and freelance writer based in Charleston, South Carolina. She acts as an expert resource for outlets that include EatThis.com, Well + Good, and MindBodyGreen. She is also a regular contributor to many media outlets, including Eating Well and VeryWell Health, leaning on her ability to interpret the medical literature to benefit her readers. Lauren earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida and her Masters's Degree from Rush University in Chicago.