Meet The Team: Dieticians & Nutritionists

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Lauren Sams- MS, RD, IBCLC

Pediatric Dietitian & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Lauren Sams has been practicing infant nutrition as a Registered Dietitian with Board Certified Specialty in Pediatric Nutrition recognition since 2015. She previously served as an inpatient and outpatient Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Dietitian at the Medical University of South Carolina for 5 years where she was involved in the inauguration of an outpatient NICU Nutrition Follow Up Clinic.

During this time she co-authored Growth in the High-Risk Newborn Infant Post-Discharge: Results from a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nutrition Follow-up Clinic which was published in the journal of Nutrition in Clinical Practice in 2020.

Lauren’s family returned home to Waco, Texas in the summer of 2020 at which time she began working as the Registered Dietitian and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist for the Women Infant and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program. Early in 2021, Lauren launched @grow.baby.nutrition social media platforms in effort to share evidenced based education and practical advice to help moms grow their babies with confidence. In December of 2021, Lauren obtained her certificate as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

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Courtney Anderson, MS, RD, LD, CLC

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Lactation Counselor

Courtney Anderson is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Counselor. She previously practiced as the dietitian for an intensive outpatient program for eating disorders, leading group nutrition therapy, therapeutic meals, and cooking classes. She also has experience in private practice, working with a variety of age groups and diagnoses including diabetes, gestational diabetes, PCOS, diverticulitis, Celiac disease, and many others. Courtney has also led clients through the process of Baby Led Weaning, and applied this concept in her own household.

Courtney studied nutrition sciences at Baylor University, and her practice is built around the marriage of medical nutrition therapy with the principles of Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size. By marrying her experience in eating disorder treatment with her knowledge of medical nutrition therapy and her skills as an adjunct lecturer at Baylor University, she has been able to create a holistic approach to health and wellness for her clients that focuses on education and practicing new skills that not only improve clients’ health but also their relationship with food and body.

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Kay Williams- MEd, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Kay Williams is a registered dietitian nutritionist and a licensed dietitian.  Kay has been in practice for more than 30 years and specializes in Wellness, Eating Disorders, and Intuitive eating practices.  Kay received her bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University and completed her master’s degree and dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Kay has taught nutrition courses at Texas A&M University, Baylor University and Abilene Christian. Kay has been a wellness speaker for numerous organizations and corporations.  Kay also has a private practice at Compleo Physical Therapy and Wellness where she sees clients of all ages.

 

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