Foodtrainers Bridge the Gap Between What We Know and What We Consume

headshot-laurenLauren Slayton MS RD is a self-proclaimed foodie who believes good taste and healthy eating need not be mutually exclusive. In fact, her career at Foodtrainers is based on helping her clients look and feel their best without sacrificing delicious meals. Lauren says, “Often clients come to me saying ‘I love food, it’s a problem’ but I enjoy showing them that whether they’re training for a triathlon or trying to lose weight, being a foodie is an asset, provided they make the right choices.” Being a foodie can be an asset? Obviously, we can’t wait to hear more.

Ms. Slayton’s upbringing contributes to her passion for helping her clients make good decisions and her ability to create food plans to fit their lifestyles. Lauren was raised in a very “food-centric family,” with a mother “who worked full time but still cooked every night and my Italian father [who] instilled an appreciation of food (and long meals) in me.” Growing up without exposure to processed foods and awareness of a need for balance in one’s diet ultimately led her to complete a Masters in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. Through her work as a private consultant to clients she helps to “bridge the gap between what we know we should be eating and what we actually consume.”

As a participant of our Food Trends panel, Ms. Slayton will be involved in a discussion about current food topics like juicing, gluten-free, coconut water, and pickling. As a “Foodtrainer,” her job consists of consulting 40-50 savvy clients a week, and she says staying on top of these trends is a must. For example, Lauren wrote a recent blog about the explosion and relatively new “coolness” of Kale, comparing it to the Kardashians. We really look forward to hearing more about these foodie hot-topics from her perspective!

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