Lauren McIlwaine is a Registered Dietitian and is licensed in North Carolina to provide medical nutrition therapy. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in Health Psychology from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the Veritas Collaborative team, Lauren was a research assistant and coordinator for various eating disorder research studies at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. She is passionate about promoting messages of body positivity and about teaching about the importance of a balanced diet. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.