Real food. Real solutions.

Lauren Thielges, MS, RD, CDN

Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to be a part of your Pearls-Journey! My name is Lauren Thielges (maiden name Maynard) and I am a Registered Dietitian who loves practicing nutrition in the Finger Lakes area where I have been lucky enough to live the majority of my life. I’ve spent most of my career as a clinical dietitian and have been able to expand that experience helping a variety of patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. I have a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics alongside an M.S. in Adult Education from SUNY College of Buffalo. I was also lucky enoughto spend part of my M.S. studying nutrition support & gastrointestinal disorders from Texas Tech University (Go Raiders!).

Ever since I can remember I’ve had a passion for food and moving my body, from watching the Food Network more than cartoons and playing sports every second that I could. That passion grew into pursuing a career in dietetics and continues to grow into life-long learning of nutrition’s role in our physical and mental health. I love everything about human anatomy and I strive to spend my days helping others to feel their physical best, heal relationships with food and to live our one beautiful life as happy and healthy as possible. I love making nutrition accessible to all ages and especially have a passion for working with children as I continue to grow into a pediatric specialist.

Outside of nutrition, I enjoy spending most of my time with my non-human children (Meeko, a 10 year old Siberian Husky and Ruby, a 3 year old Golden Retriever). “Those who teach us the most about humanity, aren’t always human”.