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First Step Nutrition Consulting!
Take your First Step to Health and Wellness with us.  We will be your Personal Dietitians with you every step of the way!
We offer Virtual and In-Person appointments, as well as daytime and evening options. Weekends are also available.
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Laura Corwin
Laura Corwin
Laura Corwin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in private practice and co-founder of First Step Nutrition Consulting, LLC.  She provides in-person and Telehealth visits.


Laura was inspired to become a dietitian after seeing her Grandfather suffer with Diabetes. ” I wanted to prevent others from suffering like he did. I have a passion for helping people and enjoy seeing them succeed through nutrition and lifestyle changes. “


“I am passionate about Sports Nutrition. I was a college athlete and believe food affects performance. I have enjoyed watching my sons play various sports such as Football, Baseball, Soccer and Basketball. “


“I am a proud Graduate of Youngstown State University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. I was recognized as a Senior with the YSU Pin Award.
Laura began her clinical nutrition career at Henry Ford Health in Detroit, Michigan. She worked as a dietitian in a large dialysis unit. She has over 18 years of experience as a Dietitian helping patients with various nutritional needs.  She is also Certified in Lactation as a Breastfeeding Counselor.


There are many areas she can help you with such as:

  • Weight Management weight loss and weight gain
  • Assist patients on weight loss medications such as , GLP-1 and Dual GLP-1/GIP Receptor Agonists manage dietary intake
  • Food Intolerances/Gastrointestinal Diets
  • Cardiovascular Diets
  • Nutrition/ Breastfeeding Education During Pregnancy
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Pre-Diabetes/Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Thyroid Health
  • Lactation Counseling
  • Sports and Human Performance Nutrition
  • Preventative Health
  • Nutrigenomics
Ashley Lauria
Ashley Lauria
Ashley Lauria is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  She is the co-founder of First Step Nutrition Consulting, LLC where she provides face-to-face and telehealth appointments.
Ashley is an honored graduate of Gannon University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. She went on to obtain a Master of Arts degree in Health and Wellness from Union Institute and University.
She has worked as a dietitian/nutritionist for over 14 years assisting individuals with various nutritional needs in a variety of settings.  She has also worked as a lactation consultant for over 7 years providing education and support to parents and their families.
Ashley was inspired to become a dietitian initially after growing up in the “dance world” where she watched dancers/friends struggle with their weight and making healthy food choices. Her passion for nutrition expanded however when she started her family.  She recognized the value a healthy lifestyle has on the growth, health, and well-being of her family.
Ashley resides in Erie, Pennsylvania with her husband and their three children. She enjoys exercising, running and being a dance instructor.  Most importantly her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family and attend all of their extra curricular activities.