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Take Time, Take Charge

Take Time for Better Nutritional Habits [caption id="attachment_1386" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Leah McGrath"][/caption] Leah McGrath, a registered dietitian, will discuss the ways that we often sabotage our nutritional habits and will dispel some of the myths and mysteries about food at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women.  She will also give attendees some kitchen and shopping shortcuts that won't short circuit you or your family's nutrition. Leah McGrath has been a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association since 1996. She holds degrees in Speech Communications and Human Nutrition and has completed course work towards a master's degree in Marketing. Additionally, Leah has received certification from the Cooper Institute on Health Promotion and completed certification courses in food safety, neonatal nutrition and as a breastfeeding consultant.  Leah completed her dietetic internship with the US Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and then became the Chief, Clinical Dietetics at Moncrief Army Hospital, Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC. After resigning her active duty commission in the Army, Leah worked for almost two years with the South Carolina Department of Public Health. Initially, she worked as the lead nutritionist for the Low Country Health District, but soon became the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and nutrition director for that district. In 2000, Leah accepted the position with Ingles Supermarkets as their Corporate Dietitian and moved to Asheville, NC where she now lives with her husband Tim Riddle. Leah writes regularly for WNC Parent Magazine and Sophie Magazine. She is a weekly guest on WLOS (ABC) and WMYA 40 (MY 40) in Asheville where she presents recipe and nutrition information segments. She also appears monthly on a local radio station, WOXL 96.5. Leah acts as the host for the weekly radio show the "Ingles Information Aisle" on WWNC 570AM (www.wwnc.com) that airs each Saturday morning. To register for Take Time, Take Charge - call 1-866-790-WELL.

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