Seattle-based Registered Dietitian specializing in eating disorders and sports nutrition

Your work is life changing

I wanted to thank you for all of your support and guidance throughout my recovery, you were such a vital piece of my recovery team and I am so grateful and proud of the work I was able to do with you!! Your work is life changing and the world needs many more Lauren’s to fight eating disorders with the incredible approach that you do. I truly cannot thank you enough!!!!

– Former Client

Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have found you

Lauren: words cannot describe how thankful I am to have found you. I truly cannot thank you enough for having trust and faith in me and pushing me to be better. I owe you my health and honestly, I owe you my life. I never thought that I could have a new outlook on life and nutrition and it was all thanks to you.

-Former Client

You are the kindest, loveliest person

You are the kindest, loveliest person to talk to and you always say just the right thing. I would always joke to my therapist that I felt like I was “cured” after our meetings because your advice and insight was so valuable in combatting my ED. Thank you so so much for your support and your role in my recovery. Wherever you go and whoever you help, they will be so lucky to work with you.

-Former client

We could not have done this without her

Lauren is an excellent nutritionist. Her care, compassion, tenderness, along with her professionalism and knowledge got us through the most difficult and challenging times during our daughter’s recovery process. We could not have done this without her and we are so blessed to have had such a phenomenal provider like her. Our angel in disguise.

-Parent of former client

My time with Lauren was so much more than I expected

I did not expect to learn this much about myself, and how to prioritize my own needs (i.e. nutrition needs) so that I can be a better mom and business owner. Lauren helped me understand that being well is not about getting the “correct” amount of grams of nutrients or setting rigid goals that may lead to self-doubt and an endless cycle of arbitrary goal setting. Through working with her, I learned that if I slow down a bit and listen to my body, I can better be aware of hunger cues; I can choose small ways of eating the foods I want to eat to feel my best and happiest self (it doesn’t have to be a lavish recipe), and that choosing to take care of my body in simple, intuitive ways is an important act of self-love.

-Former client

Lauren Rice, MPH, RDN, CD

Registered Dietitian

Welcome! I believe strongly that food is nourishing physically, emotionally, and mentally. I help clients gain insight into their own individual relationships and attitudes towards food, eating, and their bodies, and help bring awareness to how these relationships influence eating behaviors.

I specialize in providing eating disorder nutrition counseling to adolescents and adults. I also see clients struggling with disordered eating,  relative energy deficiency syndrome (RED-S), and hypothalamic amenorrhea. I am a published author, nutrition faculty member, and public speaker.

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The Nutrition Elevated Philosophy

“Nutrition Elevated” is an ode to my love of summiting tall peaks and a symbolism of the healing power of nature. Adequate nourishment is fundamental to living a life elevated (literally and figuratively!)

Health messaging in the fitness and nutrition industries can be damaging and harmful to anyone working to heal their relationship with food and their body. I understand that the intersection between the spectrum of disordered eating and movement is complex and requires thoughtful consideration during nutrition counseling sessions.

I also respect that joyful movement is different for every BODY and honor each individual’s relationship to exercise and movement. Whether you’re trying to heal your relationship with food and purposefully not engaging in movement, or you’d like to learn how to prepare for your upcoming summit of Mt. Rainier, I will walk alongside you and support you in every stage of your journey.


“Looking back, I can see that I approached this challenge in the same way I climb a mountain. To get to the top I merely needed to take the first step, put one foot in front of the other, and watch where my feet were going in order to move around the obstacles in my path…

In life we are frequently beginners. It is much easier to take big risks when we honor the unknown and accept that there is always a beginning, refrain from judging ourselves for what we do not know, and reach out for help if we become lost or afraid. My internal compass led me to the top of the mountain, to a place of true freedom from my eating disorder and body hatred.

I can say without a doubt that it was worth every ounce of effort it took to get there.”

-Excerpt from Embody by Connie Sobczak

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