Lauren Slayton is the founder of Foodtrainers and the author of the book The Little Book of Thin. She received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University where she graduated cum laude with honors in Sociology. It was here that she first realized the challenge of balancing work and play, healthy and indulgent. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. Prior to opening Foodtrainers, Lauren worked at St Luke’s-Roosevelt obesity research unit and developed a nutrition program for the Equinox fitness clubs. These positions provided Lauren both clinical and counseling experience and in the fall of 2001 Lauren opened Foodtrainers. The New York Times, The Today Show, Allure, In Style, Harper’s Bazaar, O magazine, The New York Post, The Daily Show, CBS News, Good Morning America, Crains NY and many others.