Registered Dietitian and nutrition expert in Toronto specializing in nutrition planning for optimal fitness and exercise performance, disease prevention, digestive health, and overall health and wellness.
My name is Leigh, and I am your Registered Dietitian with an evidence-based, no-nonsense approach to fitness, health and nutrition.
I have a passion for helping clients fuel, nourish and thrive with personalized nutrition. I specialize in nutrition planning for optimal fitness and exercise performance, digestive health, disease prevention, and overall health and wellness.
As a nutrition professional, I take pride in my commitment to evidence-based practice and serving the unique needs of my clients. To become an RD, I received a Masters of Health Science degree in Nutrition Communication from Ryerson University. I have provided nutrition care in various healthcare settings and specialties including mental health and addictions, sport and exercise nutrition, metabolic health (diabetes, heart disease, weight-management), gastroenterology, oncology (cancer), and general internal medicine.
Exercise has always been important in my life, and I am an avid yogi, weight-lifter, distance runner, and movement enthusiast. I’ve experienced first-hand how nutrition plays a huge role in seeing improvements in my strength and endurance capabilities, and I have a passion for helping other active individuals do the same.
I currently work with the adult population to provide comprehensive nutrition care plans to help them to:
Live a healthy lifestyle
Achieve body composition goals (weight loss or gain, muscle gain, fat loss)
Increase energy levels and vitality
Manage or prevent chronic disease (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, kidney and liver conditions)
Improve mental health and wellbeing
Reach optimal sport and fitness performance
I understand that proper nutrition and attention to diet is essential for those who want to achieve optimal health and physical performance. My goal is to establish a partnership in health with each of my clients to empower them to meet their health, fitness and wellness goals.
Master of Health Science Nutrition Communication Ryerson University Toronto, ON
Bachelor of Applied Science (With Distinction) Food and Nutrition Ryerson University Toronto, ON
Level 1 and 2 Motivational Interviewing and Coaching Skills The Monarch System & Ryerson University - 2017, 2018
Critical Care Nutrition Course Dietitians of Canada - 2018
Nutrition Care Process for Dysphagia Course Dietitians of Canada - 2018
Swallow Screen and Assessment Course Dietitians of Canada - 2018
Population and Public Health Needs Assessments Certificate Dietitians of Canada - 2018
Media Training Boot Camp Sue Mah, Registered Dietitian - 2017
Merotto, Leigh. (2018). The environmental impacts of open-net salmon farming: A critical review and recommendations for policy in Canadian aquaculture. The Journal of the Home Economics Institute Australia, 25(1).