Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

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Laura Anderson has over 20 years of experience with Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) in the areas of food and nutrition, chronic disease prevention and management and health education. Laura is currently the state lead for Diabetes health education working to create needed materials and programming, provide support and training to staff, and facilitate the information out into the community.
Laura has been a registered dietitian of nutrition for 20 years and received her master’s degree in Community Sciences from Michigan State University (MSU). Over the years, Laura has provided programs for daycare professionals, parents of preschoolers, and throughout the lifespan. She has been a team member for several published projects including curriculum and a manuscript for the Journal of Extension. Laura has presented at several national conferences on the topic of diabetes prevention.
Programs that Laura is currently trained in and certified to provide to the community include:
• Dining with Diabetes
• Personal Action Towards Health (PATH) for chronic disease
• Diabetes PATH
• Chronic pain PATH
• Powerful Tools for Caregivers
• Matter of Balance – master trainer and leader
• SLEEP (Sleep Education for Everyone program)
• Tai Chi for Arthritis
• Diabetes related topics
These programs take an interactive approach to providing education and tools for self-management and a healthier lifestyle through facilitation and adult learning techniques.

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