Leah Brown, MS, RDN, LDN
Leah Brown is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), licensed in the State of Delaware. She is currently a Leadership Delaware Inc., Class of 2023 Fellow. Leah received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Delaware and her Master of Science in Kinesiology from James Madison University. She completed her Dietetic Internship, to become a Registered Dietitian through the University of Delaware’s Dietetic Internship program, in 2012. She has been a Registered Dietitian for over10 years and has over 15 years of experience in the field of Nutrition, including clinical nutrition, food service management, private practice, and community nutrition.
Leah decided to be a Registered Dietitian at the age of fifteen. Her father was a diabetic and a dialysis patient. When she noticed how the foods her family ate changed when her father was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease she became interested in Nutrition. Her goal is to help those suffering from chronic conditions and their families have a better quality of life through healthful nutrition. As well as educate the community about nutrition to help prevent the onset of poor health.
Leah is currently the Community Nutrition Director at the Food Bank of Delaware (FBD).
She began her career at the FBD in 2013, first as the Child Nutrition Production Manager and was promoted to Lead Community Nutritionist. As Lead Community Nutritionist she was responsible for management and implementation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) grant. After three and a half years with the FBD Leah went on to gain nutrition counseling, private practice experience and additional medical nutrition therapy experience in clinical nutrition. She was asked to return to the FBD in 2021 and now oversees the management and implementation of both the SNAP-Ed Grant, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Education and Outreach Contract, and works with her team and other FBD departments to include nutrition initiatives throughout food distribution operations.
In the past she has served as a Board Member of the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also serves as a Dietetic Internship Preceptor for students from local universities who complete their Community Nutrition rotation at the Food Bank of Delaware.
- Newark, Delaware