hEALTH AND NUTRITION EDUCATION SERVICES for FAMILIEs / childcare providers / ECE / healthcare providers 

Laurie Jean Ellis, MS, BSN, RN, CHC

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Positive Patterns for Life, LLC

Lander, WY 82520, USA


Laurie Jean Ellis is a health and nutrition educator and a Certified Health Coach. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in health and nutrition education from Hawthorn University. Laurie has twenty-five years of experience as a health educator. Fifteen of these years have been working with the pediatric population.

Laurie has enjoyed a wide variety of accomplishments during her twenty-five year career as a health educator. She has developed a variety of disease management program, and health and wellness programs. Three of her programs have been published and another program received nation recognition for program excellence. She has extensive experience as a presenter and has spoken at multiple state and national conferences, and was the keynote speaker for a positive thinking retreat. She has been a guest speaker on a day time talk show and has written a weekly wellness column in a local newspaper.  Laurie has helped hundreds of individuals, of all ages, attain a greater level of health.

Laurie is becoming a leader in the field of childhood obesity and promotion of healthy weight children in Wyoming. She first worked with teens who had weight related health issues in the late 1980’s. Since then she has developed several programs that help youth attain/maintain a healthier weight. In 2008 she developed and implemented a comprehensive health promotion program for Head Start. This program had a positive effect on the nutrition and physical activity habits of over 600 preschool aged children and their families. Recently Laurie has developed and published a successful evidenced based pediatric weight management program. The Wyoming Department of Health is currently distributing this program to children and teens across the state in an effort to combat childhood obesity.

Laurie Ellis is the founder of Positive Patterns for Life, LLC, a company dedicated to promoting a greater quality of life via health and nutrition education.