Jennifer Leheska, PhD, RDN, LD
Dr. Jenn RDN, President
Dr. Jennifer Leheska educates, inspires and motivates people to achieve optimal health through eating delicious, nutrient rich foods. She provides solution-based nutrition counseling for individuals and organizations through her private practice and serves as a nutrition authority and spokesperson for various organizations and companies to communicate expert food and nutrition information.
Dr. Leheska’s extensive research background as a meat scientist and registered dietitian provides her a unique ability to compile and integrate the science into real life nutrition solutions. Her philosophies are based on sound-science that focuses on nutrient rich foods, optimal levels of high quality protein, reduction in carbohydrate intake, and the critical importance of breakfast. She has special interests in sports nutrition and integrative and functional nutrition. Moreover, Dr. Leheska recognizes all foods fit into a healthy diet and thinks everything you eat should be delicious. Her clients are successful because she educates and equips them to make the best dietary choices in every life situation, providing them the capability to maintain their health for a lifetime.
Some of Dr. Leheska’s research accomplishments include determining the average nutrient profile for grass-fed beef in the U.S. which is published in the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR), managing a large collaborative study to update the nutrient data of all beef cuts for the SR, and managing a FDA regulated efficacy trial for an animal pharmaceutical.
Dr. Leheska was recognized as the Advanced Degree Graduate of Distinction – Hall of Fame Award by Texas Tech University in 2015 as well as the Young Professional Achievement Award from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society in 2009. Dr. Leheska earned her BS in Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University, her MS in Meat Science at South Dakota State University, and her PhD in Human Nutrition and Meat Science at Texas Tech University where she also completed her Didactics program. Dr. Leheska is an active member in the American Society of Nutrition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Meat Science Association.
What sets Dr. Leheska apart from other Registered Dietitians?
Jennifer Leheska, PhD, RD, LD has extensive research experience and consulted at the national level for over four years.
Personal feel for the science and capability to sort through the most basic science concepts and provide real life nutrition solutions.
Spokesperson for variety of companies and industry organizations and ability to speak to a range of audiences as a nutrition expert.
Understanding of nutrition policies and the science behind these policies.
Sensory and flavor profiles of foods and their effects on nutrient intake.
Conducted critical and extensive research to establish nutrient profiles of all beef cuts for the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference