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Bonci is the featured speaker of the sixth annual Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series. The lecture is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Bonci, M.P.H., R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D.N., is the owner of Active Eating Advice, a nutrition consulting company, and co-founder of Performance 365, a sports nutrition consulting company. Her clients include the National Dairy Council, California Dried Plum Board, Bayer USA, Produce for Better Health Foundation, National Peanut Board, Gatorade, GoodSport, Ready Nutrition, General Mills and KLEAN Athlete.
Sports nutrition expert Leslie J. Bonci is the featured speaker of the sixth annual Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series April 14 at the Falk College.
She is currently the nutrition consultant for the 2020 Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Fan Controlled Football (FCF) indoor league. She was previously the company nutritionist for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and sports dietitian for Carnegie Mellon University athletics and the WNBA, NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, and Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays and 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals.
To get a sense of Bonci’s presentation April 14, visit the Active Eating Advice website to observe Bonci working with athletes to help them be their best, mentoring children to help them cultivate and create an atmosphere of food appreciation, and communicating general wellness strategies around fueling for activity.
Bonci received a bachelor of science degree in biopsychology from Vassar College and a master of public health degree in nutritional epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. The author of several popular fitness and nutrition books, Bonci is a regular blogger for U.S. News & World Report’s Eat + Run webpage and hosts weekly television and radio segments for KDKA television and radio in Pittsburgh.
A sought-after national and international speaker, Bonci is an advocate for programs that address food and nutrition insecurity, and an advocate for agricultural biotechnology and sustainability. She is a firm believer in evidence-based practice over sensationalism and incorporates equity, diversity and relevance into her presentations and practice.