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Ms Lauren Plunkett, RDN, CDCES

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Lauren Plunkett RDN LD CDCES, is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care & education specialist working globally as a health educator. She specializes in plant-based nutrition for prevention and improvement of chronic conditions. Her professional experience includes pediatric endocrinology, performance nutrition, and virtual primary care. She is a public speaker, indoor cycling instructor, and author of the award-winning book, Type One Determination. Lauren has lived with type 1 diabetes for nearly three decades. She credits physical activity and her vegan lifestyle of over 13 years for thriving health. 


Described as a plant-based powerhouse, Lauren is a force to be reckoned with as a thought-leader in upgrading nutrition education. The essence of her practice focuses on whole-person healing that connects emotions to the physical body. Reaching below the surface to examine our relationship with food is the key to establishing long-term, body-positive, stigma-smashing, nutrition habits. Her philosophy simplifies food selection and empowers individuals, allowing plant-based nutrition to become an inclusive standard of nourishment for people across cultures and throughout the life-cycle.  

Check out her team in this plant-based retreat in Portugal this May 5-10th