NOURISHING MIND, BODY & SOUL
A certified eating disorder Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
and 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
My approach is weight inclusive and non-diet.
I provide evidence-based nutrition counseling to help you understand nutrition more simply while supporting your journey towards a neutral and peaceful relationship with food and your body. I believe that learning to listen to your mind and body's internal cues is the most helpful tool you can utilize. I provide a non-judgmental space
for clients of all genders and all backgrounds to overcome barriers,
pursue values and build self-compassion in the process.
As an avid athlete I also understand the desire to create a healthy relationship to physical activity. I will help you find joyful movement. If and when the time is right,
we will work together to find an optimal balance to keep your body safe
while strategically fueling for performance.
CELIAC DISEASE SUPPORT
As a person living with celiac disease I understand the intricacies
of navigating a medically necessary gluten-free life. I create a space to discuss your symptoms and celiac story. I provide accurate advice to help keep you safe
in all walks of life from your kitchen to travels abroad. Please inquire
about my FREE celiac support group.
I will discuss my fees with you over the phone
during our complimentary 15 minute discovery call.
At this time I do not accept insurance. This allows me to provide the care I feel is necessary. I am happy to provide you with an invoice, which you can submit directly to your insurance company for reimbursement if you have out-of-network coverage.
The moonrise is consistent in nature. It ebbs and flows as it pulls the tides and reflects the sun's energy. The moon is a powerful reminder to look within.
MORE ABOUT LAURA
Laura Bennett Kumar (she/her) has been practicing nutrition as a Registered Dietitian for over 12 years. Laura is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, a New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist, a yoga teacher and the founder of Moonrise Nutrition. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences, after which she completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). Laura received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.
Laura has worked at various eating disorder treatment centers including: Princeton Center for Eating Disorders, Columbus Park Collaborative, Appleman Nutrition and BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center. Laura then served as the primary Registered Dietitian for the NYU Student Health Center for 9 years where she counseled undergraduate and graduate students from around the world.
She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at her beloved home studio Asana Soul Practice in Hoboken, New Jersey. This helped to further develop Laura's own experience of mindful, joyful movement led by her body and soul's willingness to flow or find stillness. Something she hopes to share with clients seeking this
experience within the body they already have.
In her free time, Laura is usually chasing waves (to watch, to surf, to wipeout), spending time with her shih-poo, Ella, or trying to keep her container garden alive.
Laura Bennett Kumar
MS, RD, CEDRD, RYT