Laurie Block, RDN, CDCES
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Laurie Block, RDN, CDCES


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Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

Nutrition is an evolving and ever changing science. I have spent a lifetime exploring how food and nutrition contribute to the prevention of disease, the maintenance of good health and medical nutrition therapy. My aim is to provide evidence-based information and help people recognize the complex behavioral and cultural components that often affect personal food choices. Together with your health care team, we will create an action plan to meet your health care goals.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Nutrition


  • Registered Dietitian
  • Prediabetes
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Weight Management
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Celiac Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery


Laurie Block received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Hunter College and a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She has more than 25 years of experience with institutions as varied as Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Sharp-Rees Stealy, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

The author of The Type 1 Diabetes Cookbook, she is also the co- founder of Kids and Teen Healthy Weight Program at Weill Cornell Medicine. Laurie has written articles for publications such as Diabetes Self Management , Diabetes Forecast, Today's Dietitian, and Everyday Health.

She aims to translate her academic and clinical experience into practical choices for individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.



Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • * Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • * Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • * United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • * United Healthcare Compass

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

No External Relationships Reported