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Leslie Schilling, MA, RDN, CSSD
Through her years as a dietitian and nutrition expert, Leslie has practiced in many settings including infant nutrition, general pediatrics, and children with special health care needs. In addition, she focuses her own private practice on counseling families, those of all ages with disordered eating issues, and professional athletes and performers. With her warm, compassionate, and entertaining personality, Leslie been featured in Women’s Health, BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, USNews, and HGTV. She is also the co-founder of RDs for Body Confidence, a non-diet and healthy body-image initiative for registered dietitians and nutrition students throughout North America. She owns Schilling Nutrition, a private nutrition and wellness coaching business and an online dinner menu planning service. When she’s not counseling, cooking, or hanging out with her family; you can find Leslie using her social media channels and speaking platforms to deliver science-based, non-diet lifestyle and wellness messages with a dash of humor.
Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RDN
Between military moves and following her husband’s career from state to state Wendy Jo racked up a lot of time working with children and adults across the spectrum from populations with special needs to elite athletes. Although she loved working with her students as a teacher and her nutrition clients, she wasn’t sure she’d ever get the chance to be a mama. Wendy Jo and her husband struggled with infertility for over fifteen years before Miss A became their greatest blessing. With the struggles came a passion for fueling her body and doing the best she could for her baby, and learning as much as she could about the best way to nourish her miracle baby. As a dietitian she has been trained to challenge the norm, search the science, and move forward with an evidence-based approach. With years of working with children and feeding specialists and a focus as a culinary nutritionist, she knew a self-feeding approach was the right path for her family. Wendy Jo’s mantra an edible approach to a life worth tasting, goes hand-in-hand with her approach and beliefs about feeding her family and working with clients. She savors every second helping others to slow down and savor life too.