Dr. Leheska is registered and licensed dietitian who is passionate about educating, inspiring and motivating people to achieve optimal health through eating delicious, nutrient rich foods. At the same time she is a wife and mom. As an entrepreneurial mom it is her mission to find real-life solutions to help others like her balance life and maintain wellness through optimal nutrition on a daily basis. Dr. Leheska has extensive and unique training and research experience in human nutrition and meat science, and her recommendations and philosophies are based on sound science. Additionally, she strives to stay current in her field as an active member of the American Society of Nutrition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Meat Science Association. Currently, she is serving on the Umami and Healthy Eating Evidenced Based Analysis Committee for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Leheska’s interest in human nutrition and meat science started at a young age, as a hands-on, Ohio farm girl who loved pigs. This led her to begin her higher education at The Ohio State University where she earned her B.S. in Animal Science. Then she moved to South Dakota State University to complete her M.S. in Meat Science. Finally, she became a registered dietitian while her earning her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition and Meat Science at Texas Tech University. Now, Dr. Leheska provides Medical Nutrition Therapy to individuals or groups through her private practice. She believes in educating her clients so they are equipped to make the best dietary choices in every life situation and are capable of maintaining their health for their lifetime. Dr. Leheska understands that each day presents new and unique challenges that can often limit our ability to make the best choices. Therefore, she continually works to develop new programs and identify a variety of tools that equip her clients in jumping the unexpected hurdles that pop up. With the abundance of nutrition headlines that flood the media everyday it is easy to become overwhelmed in trying to determine which recommendations to follow and which to disregard. Allow Dr. Leheska to guide you in the right direction and clear up the confusion as your trusted personal nutrition expert.
Dr. Jennifer Leheska
Mommy Blogger Dr. Leheska – The Happy Plate Dinner
This is the fourth and final week of the Happy Plate series in honor of National Nutrition Month “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” which encourages the development of a healthful eating plan that incorporates individual food choices and preferences...
Mommy Blogger Dr. Leheska – The Happy Plate Lunch
This is the third week of the Happy Plate series in honor of National Nutrition Month “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” which encourages the development of a healthful eating plan that incorporates individual food choices and preferences. Click here to for more resources.
Mommy Blogger Dr. Leheska – The Happy Plate For Breakfast
Last week I started the Happy Plate series in celebration of National Nutrition Month. The theme for this year is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” which encourages the development of a healthful eating plan that incorporates individual food choices and preferences.
Mommy Blogger Dr. Leheska- The Happy Plate – Morning, Noon and Night
All of the nutrition recommendations we hear in the media combined with all of the fancy claims plastered all over food labels is simply overwhelming. Throw that confusion on top of the task of providing nourishment to your children in a form they will agree to eat and this whole eating thing can ge…
Mommy Blogger Dr. Leheska – Eating Nutrient Rich in a Blizzard: A Well Stocked Pantry
After the historic blizzard that stormed through Amarillo this past week many Moms may be reevaluating how to stock their pantry so they can feed their families a nutrient-rich diet no matter what conditions may keep them from the grocery store. A well-stocked pantry takes some thought and tim…
Mommy Blogger Dr. Leheska – Three Easy Steps to Love Your Heart
We are just shy of two months into the New Year and chances are that our best planned intentions to eat and live healthier are beginning to feel like impossible dreams. Luckily, February, the month of Love and Heart Awareness has come just in time to inspire us all over again! This is our chance to …