Laurie Terwilliger is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working part-time at HealthFirst Family Care Center, Inc. Whether you are trying to manage a chronic disease or just want to lose weight and learn how to eat healthier, Laurie works with each individual to develop a personal diet plan that fits with his or her lifestyle. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from San Diego State University and a Master of Science degree in Zoology from Washington State University. After working as a field biologist and science teacher, Laurie applied her extensive science background to the study of nutrition. She completed her dietetics coursework at the University of New Hampshire and was accepted into the Dietetic Internship Program at Keene State College where she gained practical experience in the clinical, community and food service fields of dietetics. Her special areas of interest are in diabetes education, geriatric nutrition, and promoting healthy food and eating patterns to prevent and/or manage chronic disease.