Leslie Edmunds

MPH, RDN, CDE, CLT, Founder/Owner

My motto – BALANCE! I focus nutrition plans and health goals for clients around the notion of this simple word. Striking a balance that allows people to enjoy what they love, while still getting the nutrients they need, makes being healthy so much easier. I stand by the motto of living in moderation, not deprivation – enjoy those desserts but balance them with something healthy like veggies, too! Enjoying life will always be my top priority and I will instill the same passion in my clients.

My “why” – After struggling with my own body image in my teen years, I began dieting – but went about it in all the wrong ways. I finally made peace with food in my post college years and found a love for cooking and exercise I enjoyed, later fueling my desire to help others find their peace, too. It is because of this passion that I am more confident today than I have ever been.

My credentials – A bachelor’s degree in medical dietetics from The Ohio State University and a master’s of public health from Wright State. I am certified in adult weight management, diabetes education (CDE) and LEAP therapy (food sensitivities) and am a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and current board member of the Dayton Dietetic Association. I spend time outside of my practice teaching students as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton and Wittenberg University.

Favorite indulgence: Chocolate peanut butter buckeyes

Two staples always in my kitchen: Hummus and green olives

Favorite type of movement: Swimming. My mind wanders and before I know it I have swam several laps, it doesn’t feel like torture.

Favorite way to spend time outside of the office: Target shopping! I love spending time roaming through the aisles, in no hurry. It’s my therapy!

Most favorite cookbook or recipe inspiration: Skinnytaste Fast & Slow

A personal touch: My family means the world to me. My husband and I have two daughters and another baby on the way (due April 2018). My spare time is usually spent playing dress up or having a dance party in our basement.