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Leslie Bonci

Elite Performance Nutrition

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Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN is the owner of Active Eating Advice- Be fit, fed and Fearless? – A nutrition consulting company. Her clients include: The National Dairy Council, California Dried Plum Board, The National Peanut Board, Potatoes, Team USA, Gatorade, Ready Nutrition, General Mills and Douglas Labs. She is the nutrition consultant for the Kansas City Chiefs , Carnegie Mellon University athletics and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She was the sports dietitian for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Blue Jays , the Washington Nationals and the WNBA.

Leslie is a member of the Whey Protein Advisory Panel and is an ambassador for the National Dairy Council. She is also a member of the Monsanto LEAD network.

She is the author of Sport Nutrition for Coaches and the American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion and co-author of Run Your Butt Off, Walk Your Butt Off, the Active Calorie Diet and Bike Your Butt Off. She is also a blogger for Us News and World Report Eat + Run, and has a weekly television segment – The Winning Plate on KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Today Live show. Leslie also has a weekly radio spot on KDKA-radio.

She is a former spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has appeared on the Today Show, Dr Oz, and has been quoted in USA Today,,, among others. She is on the Fitness magazine advisory board. Leslie has done several interviews on behalf of clients including The California Dried Plum Board, Kelloggs, SoyJoy, The National Dairy Council, Gatorade, and the Wonderfuls brand. She also does media training for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokespersons program.

Leslie is an adjunct instructor in the school of dental medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and lectures extensively at universities and corporations. She is also developing programs with chefs and master gardeners that focuses on helping kids and adults cultivate, investigate and appreciate a love for for cooking and gardening with Camp Delicious and Root Camp.

She will also be developing mobile training tables, working with registered dietitians as food coaches to educate and empower children, adolescents and their parents on treating the body right.

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