SARAH KENT, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CD, is the author of the bestselling Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook. For more than seven years, she served as lead dietitian for the bariatric surgery program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, a nationally certified Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery. There she offered a range of nutritional services to both pre- and post-operative bariatric patients and helped facilitate support groups. A registered dietitian nutritionist with a master's degree in human nutrition, Sarah also is a certi-fied specialist in obesity and weight management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Sheis passionate about helping people overcome the barriers that prevent them from achieving their nutrition and weight-loss goals.