Laura Sebring earned her Master of Science in Nutrition from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she graduated as a member of Kappa Omicron Nu, the National Honor Society for the Human Sciences. Laura holds a Certificate of Training in Pediatric and Adult Obesity through the Commission of Dietetics Registered. She is also certified in motivational interviewing, a goal directed counseling style designed to help individuals resolve internal ambivalence and harness the motivation to create positive behavior change.
As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society of Nutrition, The Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, she is constantly striving to stay abreast of the latest research and developments in her field. She also serves as a preceptor and mentor for students who are on their journeys to become registered dietitians.
While Laura has served in many different settings in the world of dietetics, her passion lies with bariatrics and weight management. As someone who has struggled with obesity herself, she is able to assist her patients feel comfortable and strong in the world of weight loss where they may have been very uncomfortable in the past. Her empathy, energy and enthusiasm encourage patients to be highly motivated and ready for a life change.
Laura is originally from Cary, North Carolina, but has lived in Arizona and Maryland before moving back to her hometown. She has a household full of four hungry boys and likes to experiment and expand their palates to many different healthy foods. She and her husband love to travel and they are avid food tourists, trying the local cuisine wherever they venture.
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