Laura Cipullo is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and four-time author, with offices in NYC and NJ.
Laura is the founder of Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services in NYC, where she and her team teach clients how to eat ALL foods guilt-free and how to live mindfully. Laura weaves evidence-based science into treating her clients and her approach combines her credentialed expertise in:
• Behavior change
• The endocrine system
While she believes in organic, sustainable foods the majority of the time, her clients love her compassionate, mindful, ‘wholistic’ approach to positive nutrition. Her motto is “Eat Kale and Cupcakes!” The practice provides individual, couples and family nutrition sessions, as well as weekly ‘mindful meal’ support groups for clients who want to change their relationship with food and their body (see the What To Do, Mindful Meal Support section on this site).
An expert in nutrition and healthy living, Laura has almost 20 years of clinical experience as a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian. For three years, Laura volunteered as President, New York chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (www.iaedpNY.com), and under her leadership, grew the chapter from 20 members to almost 200 members. This national organization’s mission is to educate professionals who treat individuals with eating disorders, and to serve as a credentialing agency that recognizes those who achieve expertise as Certified Eating Disorders Specialists. Currently, she serves as the Certification Chair on their board. In May 2016, Laura earned her 200hrs Registered Yoga Teacher status at LifePower Yoga and now offers private yoga and mindfulness sessions in her NYC office.
This spring Laura’s fourth book, “Everyday Diabetes, Meals for 1 or 2” (Robert Rose, March 2017) will be published and is available for pre-order now. The book is a joint effort between Laura and her colleague, Lisa Mikus, RD, a member of Laura’s practice. Together, they have whipped up 150 diabetes-friendly recipes for singles and couples. The recipes are organized into breakfast, lunch and dinner for easy meal planning and are all between 45 and 60 grams of carbohydrate. Laura and Lisa offer these diabetes meal essentials in three chapters, including answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about diabetes.
Her last book, “Women’s Health Body Clock Diet” (Rodale, December 2015), utilizes the positive nutrition approach that Laura applies in her practice, which is based on the three tenets of her philosophy: science, mindfulness and compassion. This transformational book is designed to reset your 24-hour body clock through six weeks of meal “structures,” and is the only book on the market written by a RD, CDE and CEDRD, combining factual endocrine discoveries, nutrition, recipes, and tools to stabilize adverse hormonal fluctuations.
Laura co-authored “Diabetes Comfort Food Diet” (Rodale, 2012) with the editors of Prevention magazine. Originally intended only for subscribers, the book was so successful it was reissued by a new publisher three years later (Robert Rose, 2015), and is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and local book sellers.
In an effort to promote positive relationships with food and body at an early age, Laura created the lesson book “Healthy Habits,” an eight-week program that teaches adults how to explain nutrition and health to kids using a positive, weight-neutral approach. This instructional tool is designed to prevent ‘disordered eating,’ frequently the precursor to eating disorders, as evidenced by yo-yo dieting, poor body image and the conscious monitoring of one’s food intake. Laura’s personal blog, formerly Mom Dishes It Out, is an extension of this program, now available at www.LauraCipullo.com.
In private practice since 2000, Laura has treated hundreds of clients with a team of experts, including Lisa Mikus, RD, LD, CSSD and Holly Lo Russo, RD, CDE, CDN. They specialize in:
- Child and adult prevention and treatment of eating disorders
- Family nutrition
- Women’s health
- Weight management
- Diabetes education
Laura earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Colorado State University. In 1998, she interned at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and in 1999 through 2005, Laura held the distinguished position of Clinical Dietitian at the hospital. She was the Nutrition Coordinator for CEDAR Associates in Westchester and Rockland counties, and a consultant for the Renfrew Center in NJ and NYC. CEDAR and Renfrew are both outpatient eating disorder treatment facilities.
She is consistently tapped by a variety of publications, such as Fitness, Real Simple Magazine, OK! Magazine, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Forecast, Diabetic Living, Women’s Health, The Daily Meal, The Huffington Post, Fox News and Everyday Health. Laura also makes frequent guest appearances on local and national television shows, including NY’s PIX11 News, Fox & Friends, Headline News, and several shows on wellness-focused Z Living TV.
She and her team are available for speaking engagements and workshops. Laura has spoken at the National Eating Disorder Association’s annual symposium, Binge Eating Disorder Association’s annual symposium, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Grand Rounds, the New York City Nutrition Education Network and New York University.
About Laura’s Registered Dietitians: Lisa Mikus and Holly LoRusso
Lisa Mikus, RD, CNSC, CDN is an author and nutrition expert specializing in adolescents/young adults with eating disorders and diabetes.
Lisa Mikus trained one-on-one under the expertise and mentorship of Laura Cipullo during her dietetic internship and thereafter. She gained invaluable clinical experience at Lenox Hospital, in NYC and then joined Laura’s practice to specialize in eating disorders, body image issues and diabetes. Lisa co-authored her first cookbook with Laura, Everyday Diabetes Meals for 1 or 2 (Robert Rose 2017), which can be pre-ordered at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
She attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the Didactic Program in Dietetics as well as completed over 1200 hours of supervised practice through the University of Texas Coordinated Program in Dietetics dietetic internship.
As a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), Lisa has worked as a clinical dietitian in acute and intensive care units in both Houston, TX, and New York City. She uses her strong clinical skills to support her true passion of counseling clients in the outpatient setting.
Lisa leads mindful meal support groups, eats one on one with clients and counsels individuals through Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services. In addition, she works along side Tom Hildebrandt at Mount Sinai’s Eating and Weight Disorder Program where she leads the nutrition program for adolescents and families struggling with eating disorders.
Lisa’s knowledge is frequently tapped by the media. She is a nutrition contributor for the likes of SparksPeople and EverUp. She is frequently quoted on Women’s Health online and Self Magazine.
Lisa strives to make each client feel comfortable and understood. She approaches each session with an energetic and positive outlook.
Lisa is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP); Professionally, her future plans include becoming credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Lisa and laura’s latest diabetes cookbook for individuals and couples is available through the likes, of Target, Barnes and Noble, Firefly, and Amazon. You can follow Lisa @EatKaleandCupcakes.
Holly W. LoRusso, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in New York City, is passionate about helping others discover a balance in life with respect to food, weight and body concerns.
Her special focus areas include eating disorders, all types of diabetes, body image and weight concerns, cardiovascular disease, and pre and postnatal nutrition. Holly approaches all sessions with a warm, supportive, and positive attitude and enjoys showing others how to find healthy and happy relationships with food.
After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Boston University, Holly completed her dietetic internship at Boston Medical Center and a separate practicum at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Her past experiences include providing Medical Nutrition Therapy for clients with diabetes at a diabetes center in White Plains, NY, and previously serving as the Senior Dietitian at an eating disorder treatment center in Boston, MA. Holly has counseled clients struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, diabulimia, night-eating syndrome, and other nutrition-related conditions in all levels of care. She has spearheaded many nutrition-oriented programs and groups to benefit those struggling with eating disorders, including Dining Out Meal Support, Grocery Store Tours, and nutrition groups on various topics.
Holly counsels clients privately at Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services, and leads Mindful Meal Support Therapy Groups She also provides nutrition counseling and education to clients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Holly and Laura also present on Mindfulness and Eating. Their last presentation was March 31, 2016 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Holly is a professional member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). She takes pleasure in spending her spare time volunteering at these organizations’ fundraisers, along with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), where Holly has shared her time and resources for more than 10 years. Holly was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 11 years old, so educating clients with diabetes and giving back to the community is something she truly enjoys.
When she isn’t working, Holly enjoys relaxing at the beach, discovering new restaurants, and watching her favorite sports teams. Holly had her first son December 2016 and is currently on maternity leave until March 2017.
Look for Holly as she guest blogs for Laura Cipullo’s blog on mindful eating, diabetes, and eating disorders.