This is the latest post in our “Meet the Board” series. Each Monday, we’ll feature one of our 2017-18 board members, not stopping until we run out of board members (in late January).
Lauren Rice, MPH, RDN
Public Relations Co-Chair
I moved to Seattle in 2015 to start my graduate program at the University of Washington and I haven’t looked back since! I currently work as a Clinical Pediatric Dietitian at Seattle Children’s Hospital, specializing in adolescent health and eating disorders/disordered eating. Here’s more about me:
Favorite food: Macaroni & cheese! I have a strong preference for homemade, but have also been known to devour a box of Velveeta from time to time. I’m working on mastering the perfect combination of cheeses for my homemade mac – suggestions are welcomed!
Favorite forms of physical activity: I am a certified spinning instructor and teach classes at a studio here in Seattle. I also love to run or walk around Green Lake, hike, camp, snowshoe in the winter, and stand-up paddle board in the summer!
Favorite travel destination: My favorite local travel destination is Orcas Island. I have only visited in the winter, but it was so peaceful and absolutely stunning. My favorite international travel destination is Australia. I was lucky enough to spend six months living there in college. If it wasn’t so far from family, I would move there in a heartbeat!
Favorite food city: Definitely Paris. The food is real, fresh, and filled with flavor. And it’s not just the food – it’s the way people in Paris view and interact with food. A meal is not simply a means of energizing the body, it’s an entire intimate experience.
Favorite hobbies: I write a lot about nutrition and my life here in Seattle on my website, Nutrition Elevated. I’m also looking for some new creative outlets, and am considering taking up knitting, pottery, or swing dance. Without a doubt, I’m also always up for an adventure in the mountains!
Something most people don’t know about me: I started a podcast a few months ago. With two other RDN’s, I cohost “The Three Aminos Podcast: Real Nutrition for Real People.” Twice a month, we take on a current diet trend and discuss its merits and/or limitations using evidence-based science, experience, and a good dose of humor. It’s been a great learning opportunity and a fun passion project!