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 and chronic disease prevention and management. Laura is currently the state lead for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) providing support and training to the lifestyle coaches and keeping required program compliance current.

Laura has been a registered dietitian of nutrition for over 16 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 projects that have been published 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
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  • Matter of Balance – master trainer and leader
  • National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) – master trainer and lifestyle coach.
  • Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) leader
  • SLEEP (Sleep Education for Everyone program)
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis

All of 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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