Prof. Laurie E. Bernstein, MS, RD, FADA, FAND, is a Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and Director of the IMD Nutrition Clinic, Section of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver; and Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado. A Fellow of the American Dietetic Association and a Fellow of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Prof. Bernstein is also a five-time recipient of the ADA’s Creative Nutrition Education Award (1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, and 2013) for her extensive contributions. She was presented the Children’s Choice Award for Innovation and the Health and Science Communication Association’s Silver Award.
Prof Bernstein also has a patent for low-protein bacon which is now distributed by Taste Connections. She is a co-founder of Metabolic University, a training forum for registered dietitians, nurses, genetic counselors, and medical doctors and a founding member of Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International (GMDI). She is the co-author of Penny the Penguin Has PKU (English and Spanish), Setting Up Your Low Protein Kitchen, Max the Monkey has MCADD and Stepping Up Your Protein Intake.