Support Groups for You

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We are with you during your entire wellness journey. We will educate and support you in reaching and maintaining your health and wellness goals. Each of our Dietitians has extensive experience working in this area and are up to date on the latest guidelines and trends. 

We all know how important support is following bariatric surgery. To further aid our clients, we offer a private Facebook group, virtual meetings, as well as monthly in-person meetings at our East Brunswick location.

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Accepting New Patients

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Nutrition Counseling for All Ages

  • Individualized weight loss & maintenance plans with on-going support
  • Nutrition and lifestyle guidelines pre and post bariatric surgery: achieving your weight loss/health goals for the long run
  • Nutrition counseling for all ages: pediatric to geriatric
  • Meal plans and recipes
  • Grocery store tours
  • Weekly weigh-ins​
  • ​Support groups​
  • Disease management using proper nutrition: diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid conditions, kidney disease, and othersFood sensitivity testing:  learn which foods/additives could be making you sick
  • Nutrition counseling for the whole family
  • Worksite/corporate wellness
  • Body composition analysis
Rachel Ozut

Rachel Ozut, MS RDN RY

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Rachel Ozut, MS RDN RY
Registered Dietician Nutritionist

Rachel Ozut, MS RDN RYT, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at LBS Nutrition LLC. Rachel received her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from West Chester University of PA. Following her undergraduate degree, she went on to continue her education at The College of Saint Elizabeth where she completed her 1200+ hour Dietetic Internship Program with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Practices plus a Master’s degree in Nutrition Sciences.

As both a Registered Dietitian and a Registered Yoga Teacher, Rachel holds years of experience in hospitals, private offices, corporate wellness, and yoga studios/fitness centers. Rachel emphasizes an individualized, client-centered approach to counseling and prioritizes clients’ holistic health and wellness to set realistic and attainable goals. Her overall philosophy is that fitness and nutrition should be simple and enjoyable, and that with the right tools and the right mindset, anyone desiring healthful changes can achieve them. She is an expert at meeting people where they are at and serving as a knowledgeable guide along a path to more wholesome living.

Rachel has extensive experience helping clients in their management of various chronic conditions including Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease/Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, IBS, PCOS, and thyroid disorders. Appointments with Rachel are available virtually or in-person at our East Brunswick, NJ office.


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10/30 @9:15-10:15AM, Bariatric Support Group

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This is an in-person outdoor event.

In order to meet in person and maintain social distancing, we will be holding the Bariatric Support Group meeting outside in the parking lot at 465 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

Julianna Manzo RDN

10/26 @5:30-6:30PM, Cook Along With Jules

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This is a virtual cook-along event!

Come join Julianna Manzo, RD of LBS Nutrition as she cooks up a tasty and balanced meal! This event is meant for participants to cook “along side” her, so once you RSVP on Facebook, we will send you the Zoom link and the required ingredients to purchase beforehand.

The dish will be One Pan Skillet Chicken with spinach/tomatoes over chickpea spaghetti. If you need substitutions due to allergies, please let us know.

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How to Make Small Changes to Become Your Best Self

08 Oct 2021 no comments Lauren Carey

Are you the “all or nothing” type? Do you repeatedly create a daunting exercise schedule that you know you realistically won’t stick to? Or start over on a restrictive/trendy diet plan every few weeks because you “blew it” during many social gatherings or your doctor scared you at your last visit?

Instead of putting so much pressure on yourself with extreme lifestyle changes, consider setting realistic and achievable goals, making small changes to your daily habits so you can stay consistent and make a big impact on your health and wellbeing! You will also feel proud of yourself vs feel defeated… which will keep your mind in a positive place.

Remember: Just because you have one flat tire, does NOT mean you need to slash the rest!

Here are a few changes you can make to see positive, long term results in your mind and body:

  1. Assess your water intake: if you are lacking in this area, consider drinking 8-16 ounces of water as soon as you wake up. (before that cup of coffee!) Keep a cup or water bottle on your nightstand so it is ready for you.
  2. Switch up your social calendar- book hiking, walking, and active plans with friends and family. Instead of basing your social life around eating and drinking, making plans to explore the outdoors and get some exercise can double as a workout and a social event. Remember to set boundaries- if people are always asking you out and your weekends get completely booked, you may want to reschedule and take some time for yourself to unwind and take care of you.
  3. Create realistic movement goals for yourself. Having a goal of 10,000 steps per day can be daunting for many, and definitely not realistic if you work a full time desk job or have issues with your knees! Remember, anything is better than nothing. If you tend to be sedentary during the week, start with setting a 10 minute goal daily to walk. This can be outside, on a treadmill, or even just around the house! Set a reachable goal that fits your lifestyle. Then it won’t feel like such a chore, you will most likely do more than you planned, and stay consistent with it.
  4. Try to have a few meals planned for the week. You don’t have to prep every single meal in advance to be successful. If you find it hard to find time, have some easy, go to dishes ready. (we can help!) Pick your protein, your sides- remember frozen veggies and legumes can work too, and a few sauces. You may want to consider using one of the meal prep companies and order a few per week so you have a fresh, healthy meal waiting for you when you get home.
  5. Find Inspiration in Podcasts & Books. There are so many motivational and informative podcasts that help with behavior change. Motivation Made Easy and Tiny Leaps, Big Changes is another. Books can also offer you inspiration and insight into making changes in your life to become your best self. Try reading Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear and Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.
  6. Add more veggies to your day. Filling more of your plate with vegetables is one of the easiest ways to add fiber, vitamins, and minerals to your diet. Consider throwing some raw veggies with your lunch, or greens with your eggs.

The bottom line:

While it can seem difficult to change your lifestyle, it may be helpful for you to think about how all the little changes can really add up. Overall, finding small ways to stay consistent with healthy habits will do wonders to your health overtime!

Lisa Zorn RDN

Lisa Zorn, RDN

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Lisa Zorn, RDN
Registered Dietician/Nutritionist

Lisa Zorn, RDN has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for 20 years. She has Certificates of Training through The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Adult Weight Management Levels I and II, and Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults. She completed the Intrinsic Coach Development Series and is certified to say “I Coach.” She graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science. She then completed her dietetic internship at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania, a teaching hospital.

Her background reflects expertise in coaching, counseling, and educational program development. She has planned and conducted wellness and public health programs throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Lisa worked as a Corporate Dietitian where she launched and managed “Solutions for Wellness Nutrition Coach Program” for Lilly Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, she created more than 20 published nutrition education materials for 630 national and international weight loss centers. Her specialty is playing a key role in helping individuals overcome their personal wellness challenges by coaching them to modify their personal nutrition and lifestyle choices. She does this through education, strategic meal planning, and inspiration. Lisa has a passion for working with individuals to help them reach their wellness and nutritional goals.


Lauren Rooney

Lauren Rooney, RDN

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Lauren Rooney, RDN
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

Lauren Rooney
Lauren Rooney, RDN

Lauren Rooney, RDN is a Registered Dietitian for LBS Nutrition, LLC in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cook College, Rutgers University and completed her dietetic internship at The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. Lauren is dedicated to helping individuals and families explore their relationship with food and develop mindful eating practices. She educates on the importance of balanced nutrition and the benefits of incorporating all foods in moderation. She has provided nutrition support to individuals with Autism, brain injuries, Developmental Disabilities and Prader-Willi Syndrome. She specializes in weight management and treatment for women with eating disorders.


Sari Greaves

Sari Greaves, RDN

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Sari Greaves, RDN
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

Sari Greaves, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for LBS Nutrition, LLC in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She trained at New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell and is a past national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Sari has over a decade of experience providing personalized nutrition and weight loss counseling. As a leading nutrition expert in weight management, family wellness, and cardiovascular disease, she has been a repeat guest on The Dr. Oz Show, Doctor Radio on Sirius Satellite, and interviewed on dozens of news network programs.

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She is the author of Cooking Well Healthy Kids: Easy Meals for Happy Toddlers, and contributing author to Obesity Prevention for Children and the Cardiac Recovery Cookbook. As a food and health entrepreneur, she is the creator of inVok-energy for women, a nationally branded energy drink.

Sari has been quoted in a variety of print and internet publications including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNN, Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, MSN News, Self, Shape, Women’s Health, Prevention, Fitness, Consumer Reports on Health, among many others. She has been a keynote nutrition speaker at various corporations including Estee Lauder, Wilmer Cutler Pickering & Hale, Clifford Chance, Societe General Bank, International Federation of Accountants and the Council on Foreign Relations. Her nutrition and cooking video series have appeared on HealthGuru.comaol.com and foxnews.com. Using diet as a means to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle, Sari practices what she preaches while balancing her roles as a mother, dietitian, author, and media personality.

Follow Sari on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at #AskSari.


Lauren Carey

Lauren Carey, RDN CLT

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Lauren Carey
Lauren Carey, RDN CLT

Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Certified in Adult Weight Management
Bariatric Care Specialist
Certified LEAP Therapist

Lauren Carey, RDN, is the founder & owner of LBS Nutrition LLC. She attended Syracuse University in Syracuse NY, where she graduated with a BS in Nutrition Science. She then completed her dietetic internship at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ, and shortly afterwards became a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.

Lauren Carey, RDN, is the founder & owner of LBS Nutrition LLC. She attended Syracuse University in Syracuse NY, where she graduated with a BS in Nutrition Science. She then completed her dietetic internship at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ, and shortly afterwards became a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.

Lauren has worked in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and currently has been in her own nutrition practice, LBS Nutrition LLC since 2011. She is certified in Adult Weight Management and has completed extensive trainings in Pediatric and Adult Obesity. Throughout her years in practice, she has worked with many patients pre and post bariatric surgery. She has been given the Bariatric Care Specialist Distinction as a result of her work experience and dedication.

For the past decade, Lauren has facilitated both adult and adolescent bariatric support groups, currently doing them both virtually and in person. She is the Chair of the Integrated Health Support Group committee for the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and presents each year at different conferences. Lauren has been featured on Sirius Radio, “The Doctor Show,” as well as on WOBM Preferred Radio Talk Show. Her awards include “Talk of the Town” for 2013-2021 for LBS Nutrition LLC and she has been given the Blue Physician Recognition designation through Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey.

To further assist her patients, Lauren ensures she is available via email or social media. She truly practices what she preaches and is extremely passionate about her work.


TELEVISITS & IN-OFFICE VISITS — 732-210-9581 — info@lbsnutritionllc.com

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