Lauren Adler Dear, MS, RDN

Owner

 

Lauren's passion for nutrition grew out of a love for cooking and growing food. She was brought up in a food-obsessed Jewish household where the freezer was always so full you had to stand back before opening it. During her college years, Lauren spent five months traveling and working on farms in a variety of jobs. After graduating in 2005, she worked on two organic farms in western Massachusetts, and also taught gardening, nutrition, and cooking to elementary and middle school children. These experiences shaped Lauren's approach to nutrition counseling. Her own GI diagnosis inspired her to specialize in digestive health.

 

In Lauren's free time, she can be found experimenting in the kitchen, taking walks around Boston, collecting vintage kitchenware, and most of all, laughing, playing, and eating with her husband and daughter.

 

Education

  • BA, Smith College, American Studies and Education

  • MS, Tufts University Friedman School, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics, Simmons University

  • Dietetic Internship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

Aetna, Allways Health Partners, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Fallon Community Health, GIC, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Tufts, United Health Care

Stephanie Haber, RDN

Stephanie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who provides compassionate, thoughtful, and individualized nutrition counseling. Collaborating with her clients, she strives to help them rebuild their relationship, trust, and confidence with food so they can nourish their lives to the fullest. 

Stephanie's philosophy as a dietitian incorporates the principles of multiple approaches, including Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating, while integrating the latest nutrition research. Recognizing that food can be a source of stress and anxiety, Stephanie focuses on actively listening to her clients and supporting them in overcoming their challenges. 

Coming from her own personal experience with IBS and IBD, Stephanie has a strong interest and passion for working with people with gastrointestinal disorders. Reflecting on her years-long "food fight,” she strives to help her clients end their own battles with food and enjoy a wide variety of foods with confidence. 

Prior to her work at Dear Nutrition, Stephanie held a full-time position as the Lead Dietitian for Monte Nido at The Eating Disorder Center of Boston. Working with patients in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, she provided nutrition counseling, meal support, and food exposure challenges to patients with eating disorders and other mental health concerns. 

Education

  • BS, Syracuse University, Major in Nutrition and Dietetics, Minor in Psychology

  • Dietetic Internship, West Virginia University Medicine

Accepted Insurance

Aetna, Allways Health Partners, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Fallon Community HealthHarvard Pilgrim Health Care