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We're Sage Nutrition Associates.

Our mission is to strengthen the connection between knowledge and practice in the next generation of dietetics professionals. Our vision is to see all dietetic students and registered dietitians thrive in their professional lives.

Sage Nutrition Associates was started with the desire to create high quality exam review materials and engaging workshops using evidence-based teaching methods and feedback from instructors and students. It’s all about you, the student. Your input, feedback, and needs as students shape our course content and design.

We take a multi-faceted educational approach by combining live lectures, a resource website with sample exams, and a textbook-style exam review guide. Our live lectures are designed to help you self-evaluate and learn more about your areas of improvement so you can walk away with an individualized study plan. We understand that it is critical to offer a combination of various learning formats so you successfully pass the RD exam.

Sage Nutrition Associates was established in 2017. We have been teaching and refining the virtual RD Exam Review Workshop since 2018.

Laura Sexton

MPH, RDN, LDN & Co-Founder

Laura has been passionate about educating others since she began her role as a teaching assistant in the chemistry lab. While earning a double undergraduate degree in foods in nutrition and health promotion, she tutored others at her university as a way to teach herself and others difficult concepts. After she graduated, Laura worked in a hospital kitchen, learning all of the jobs, from cooking patient food to diet technician, and eventually moved up to a position as an inpatient clinical dietitian.

Laura taught Nutrition courses and researched topics related to cooking literacy, body image, and disordered eating at UNC Asheville. She also worked full-time for Chartwells Higher Ed. in the areas of foodservice management, sustainability, community outreach, and food access and security. 

Laura is currently serving as a project manager for two Covid-19 research projects in collaboration with UNC Asheville, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). Laura also co-leads the Food Waste Solutions Steering Committee in Western North Carolina.


Master of Public Health, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Dietetic Internship, Lenoir-Rhyne University

B.S. Foods and Nutrition, B.S. Health Promotion, Appalachian State University


Steering Committee, Food Waste Solutions WNC

Past Board Member, Carolinas Resource Center for Eating Disorders

Past Board Member, Food Connection

Lauren Brady

MA, RD, LDN & Co-Founder

Lauren’s areas of passion are education, leadership, clinical nutrition and coaching. Her professional RD experience has been as a coordinator for a dietetic internship program and as a clinical dietitian and clinical nutrition manager. Lauren has implemented MNT in the ICU, behavioral health unit, renal, med-surge, general floor, provided nutrition education through one-on-one outpatient counseling, outpatient diabetes education, and cardio-pulmonary nutrition.

Her passion for leadership led her to hold varying roles in the local and state dietetics association and community non-profits.

Along, her journey she’s developed and refined an engaging educational style. Lauren likes to have fun, laugh and challenge your thinking.


Bachelor of Science, East Tennessee State University

Master of Arts in Dietetics/Dietetic Internship, Appalachian State Univeristy


Recognized Young Dietitian of the year, 2013, North Carolina Dietetics Association