ABOUT LAURA CIPULLO
Laura Cipullo has over 20 years as a Registered Dietitian. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian & Supervisor, 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher and four-time author with offices in NYC & NJ. She is the founder of Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition + Yoga in NYC & New Jersey, where she and her team teach clients how to eat ALL foods guilt-free and how to live mindfully.
For clients who want to change their relationship with food and their body, the Whole Nutrition + Yoga practice provides individual, couple and family nutrition sessions, as well as weekly mindful meal support therapy.
In private practice since 2000, Laura has treated hundreds of clients with a team of experts. Laura’s team specializes in child and adult prevention and treatment of eating disorders, family nutrition, gastrointestinal health, diabetes education, and women’s wellness, including breast cancer.
Laura’s approach combines her credentialed expertise in nutrition, behavior change, the endocrine system and psychology with evidence-based science. While she teaches eating organic, sustainable foods the majority of the time, she believes ‘all foods fit.’ Her clients love her compassionate, mindful, ‘wholistic’ approach to positive nutrition and her motto, “Eat Kale and Cupcakes™!” Laura will help you develop a neutral relationship with food and body, ultimately resulting in a positive eating experience.
For three years, Laura volunteered as the President of the New York chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. Under her leadership, the chapter grew 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. After participating on the IADEP board for ten years, Laura stepped down in 2019 in order to dedicate more time to the supervision of RD’s aspiring to earn their CEDRD credential. You can email Laura to inquire about fees and availability for CEDRD supervision at Laura@LauraCipullo.com.
In May 2016, Laura earned her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher status at LifePower Yoga and in May 2020, she completed her 300-hour advanced yoga training at Juluka Yoga. She offers private yoga and mindfulness sessions in her NYC and NJ offices as well as virtually. For more information on yoga, click here.
Laura’s fourth book, “Everyday Diabetes, Meals for 1 or 2” (Robert Rose, March 2017), a joint effort between Laura and her colleague, Lisa Mikus, RD, contains 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 diabetes meal essentials in three chapters, including answers to the most frequently asked questions about diabetes.
“Women’s Health Body Clock Diet” (Rodale, December 2015), Laura’s third book, 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 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, August 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 earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Colorado State University. In 1998, she interned at New York–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 Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Prevention, Fitness, VICE, Travel + Leisure, Real Simple Magazine, OK! Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Daily Meal, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Forecast, Diabetic Living, and Everyday Health. Laura also makes frequent guest appearances on local and national television shows, including NY’s WABC-7, PIX11 News, Fox & Friends, Fox News and Headline News.
Laura and her team are available for speaking engagements and workshops. Laura has spoken at the National Eating Disorder Association’s annual symposium; The Pink Agenda’s TPA Talks (a division of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation); the NEDAcon; Nejeda’s Survive And Thrive Bootcamp (for adults with type 1 diabetes); JDRF – Westchester Chapter; Rutgers University Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health; Binge Eating Disorder Association’s annual symposium; New York-Presbyterian Hospital Grand Rounds; the NYC Nutrition Education Network, Fusion Academy, in NYC and New York University’s Steinhardt School of Nutrition and Food Studies. A breast cancer survivor herself, most recently Laura was interviewed about breast cancer nutrition while navigating the holidays, for Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery’s event, AiRing It Out, on Facebook Live.
Laura, her husband, two teenage boys and two Golden Retrievers live in Bergen County, NJ. The family loves skiing, traveling and participates as a group with non-profits such as God’s Love We Deliver and The Fortune Society.
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