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Leah J

Leah J
Working as a Class Assistant and Event Administrator at The Chopping Block inspired Leah to pursue a career in food and nutrition. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Leah’s goal is to make healthy eating and healthy cooking approachable and user-friendly. Many studies have shown that people who cook more often have diets that are more nutrient dense. Leah’s hope is to empower people to take control of their health by being REAL: • Eat real food. • Make it real easy on yourself. • Knowledge based on real science. • Changes that are realistic. When she’s not working with clients or in her kitchen cooking, she is performing improv comedy around Chicago with her improv troupe, SKORT, a group of eight dynamic and hilarious women.

Recent Posts

Why Getting Kids in the Kitchen Early is a Recipe for Success

In a world dominated by fast food and quick fixes, one of the most valuable gifts we can give our children is the skill of cooking. Teaching kids how to cook from a young age is more than just a ...

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Unlocking the Relationship Between Food and Mood

There’s an intricate connection between what we eat and how we feel. It's a fascinating journey that unveils how our food choices influence our moods and vice versa, creating what often feels like a ...

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Discovering the Hidden Powers of Prunes

Let’s talk about prunes. Yes, you heard me right… prunes. Most of us know prunes for their role in digestive health and their laxative-like effect. But this dietitian wants you to know that we’ve ...

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Embrace Spring's Bounty: The Many Benefits of Shopping Seasonally

It’s that time of year when nature starts to awaken with a burst of vibrant colors and flavors. Yes, springtime is emerging all over the country - a time when the earth seemingly comes alive again ...

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Make Your Meal Planning Life Easier

I was leading a virtual workshop recently discussing the basics of healthy eating. The workshop is entitled Healthy Eating 101: What you need to know to start eating for overall body wellness. As I ...

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Is Plant-Based Meat Really Better For You?

Plant-based meat alternatives, or meat analogs, are not just for vegans and vegetarians anymore. As the interest in plant-based diets has grown in the last few years, so has the market for meat ...

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DIY Dining Experiences to Try with a Group

Food brings people together. Nothing rings truer than that statement. While heading to the newest and hottest restaurant in town can be deliciously fun, there are plenty of ways to gather friends and ...

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What is the MIND Diet?

In the last few years, the health of our brain has been a growing topic of interest. When we explore brain health, it’s not just about mental health. The brain is one of our most important organs to ...

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The Diet of the Decade

I know what you’re thinking. New year, new me, new diet…. What fad diet shall I choose to follow this year? While we understand the appeal of fad diets, nutrition experts are typically not huge fans ...

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7 Tricks to Eat Healthier in 2020

It’s that time of year, when people start reflecting on the past year and thinking about the year ahead. If you are like so many others, planning for the year to come often includes setting goals to ...

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