Jessica-Lauren Newby, MA, RDN, LD, CEDS-S, IBCLC
Jessica-Lauren Newby is a master's level Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with almost two decades of clinical experience in the deep South. She received a Bachelor of Human Environmental Sciences degree from the University of Alabama and concurrently completed the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics; subsequently, she earned a Master of Arts in Health Studies from the University of Alabama where she began her training in eating disorder care and lactation support. During her eight years at Auburn while pursuing her PhD, she developed and implemented the nutrition services program for students, faculty, and staff and expanded care for eating disorders through a unified, multi-disciplinary team approach with various entities on campus. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is currently training to be a Holy Yoga Instructor.
In her private practice, Jessica-Lauren specializes in helping clients restore their relationship with food, exercise, and body image. She works from a weight-neutral, harm-reduction, gentle nutrition approach to help individuals find their personal version of health and well-being. Jessica-Lauren believes that food is mental, physical, emotional, and even spiritual. She believes that food is medicine to our mind, body, and spirit. She is deeply devoted to the continual acquisition of knowledge and brings that into her daily work with clients as she seeks to understand the individual. Her hope is that when you spend time with her you feel safe and seen. She is married to the love of her life; they have three amazing daughters and one darling son as well as a treasured old rescue dog and a Belgian Malinois who stands guard. She and her husband are intentionally raising their children around a family table that invites curiosity, evokes self-confidence, and helps them build a deeply-rooted belief that food is both fun and functional and meant to be enjoyed! She is deeply rooted in her faith and enjoys teaching, mentoring, and serving in those capacities. In her free time, she enjoys family dance parties, British crime shows, movie nights, traveling, exploring all things food-related (growing it, procuring it, cooking it, and eating it!), reading historical fiction, and moving playfully while running, hiking, cycling, and practicing yoga.