Leslie is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. Leslie received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from The University of Delaware. She received her Master of Science in Medical Biology Nutrition from Long Island University, CW Post where she earned the Outstanding Nutrition Award for her thesis work on Diabetes. Leslie began her career in the hospital setting, but quickly began working for various physicians on Long Island counseling their patients privately.
She then opened up her own private practice in Huntington, NY. With over 20 years of private practice experience in helping people live healthier lives, Leslie has now joined Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors with Dr. Atwa and Dr. Thompson practicing Bariatric nutrition as well as regular medical nutrition therapy. While Leslie takes a research-based approach to her clients’ health and well-being, emotional and motivational support are essential to her practice. Leslie’s goal is to improve her clients’ health and sense of self-worth as well as offer non-judgmental, compassionate, and informative nutrition counseling. Customized meal plans are designed to match each client’s lifestyle, food preferences, and medical needs.
- Member of American Dietetics Association
- Master of Science in Medical Biology Nutrition
- Registered Dietitian
- Certified Diabetes Educator
- Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist