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Beth Leonberg

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Beth Leonberg

MS, MA, RDN, CSP, FAND, LDN

Associate Clinical Professor; Director, Dietetics Education Programs; Interim Vice-Chair, Nutrition Sciences
Nutrition Sciences Department

Beth Leonberg, MS, joined the faculty at Drexel as an adjunct instructor in 2004 and as full-time faculty in 2006. Her background includes clinical practice, management and research. Leonberg was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Uzbekistan in 2018. She spent five months teaching pediatric nutrition to medical students and healthcare professionals around the country. In addition to teaching, she is an author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Pediatric Nutrition Assessment, 3rd edition and two chapters in the popular textbook Nutrition through the Lifecycle. She has been director of the Didactic program in Dietetics since 2011 and successfully applied to found a demonstration program for the Accreditation Council of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Future Graduate education model. She was the founding Director of the Human Lactation Certificate program in 2013 and directed it until 2019.

Leonberg is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and is licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP) and a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND).

Leonberg has taught a wide variety of nutrition courses and currently teaches: Nutrition in the Life Cycle, Professional Issues in Nutrition and Foods, Pediatric Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health Nutrition, Advanced Seminar in the Dietetics Profession, and the Profession of Dietetics.

Academic Distinctions

Fulbright Scholar, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Medallion recipient

Faculty Fellowships

Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Professional Society

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group; Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors

Selected Publications

Leonberg, B. L. (2019). Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Pediatric Nutrition Assessment, 3rd ed. Chicago, IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Leonberg, B. L. (2019). Child and Preadolescent Nutrition. In: Brown J. E., (Ed.) Nutrition through the Lifecycle, 7th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Leonberg, B. L. (2019). Child and Preadolescent Nutrition: Conditions and Interventions. In: Brown JE, ed. Nutrition through the Lifecycle, 7th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Klassen, A., Milliron, B. J., Leonberg, B.L., et al. (2019). “Then You Raise Them with Shirchoy or Cookies”:  Understanding Influences on Delayed Dietary Diversity among Children in Tajikistan. Matern Child Nutr. 15:e12694.

Auchincloss, A. H., Leonberg, B. L., Glanz, K., Bellitz, S., Ricchezza, A., Jervis, A. (2014) Nutritional value of meals at full-service restaurant chains. J Nutr Ed Behav 46:75-81.

Research Interests

pediatric nutrition, dietetics education, international education and global engagement

Drexel University, 2018-present, DHSc., anticipated completion March 2022

Drexel University, 2015-2016, Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Rowan College of New Jersey, 1991-1993, MA
Environmental Education and Conservation

Colorado State University, 1981-1983, MS, Human Nutrition

Bucknell University, 1977-1981, BA, Chemistry