Helen Butleroff Leahy, RDN, CDN

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Helen Butleroff Leahy


Nutrition and Fitness Initiative

Helen Butleroff-Leahy is a former Broadway dancer, Rockette, and producer/ director/creator /performer/choreographer of over 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional and summer stock theaters.
Helen is also an RD (registered dietitian) and CDN (certified dietitian/nutritionist) and is winner of the “Certificate of Achievement Award” from the NYS Dept of Health for her nutrition program targeting obesity in NYC public school children.
In addition to her private practice, Ms. Butleroff-Leahy gives nutrition presentations for New York Presbyterian Hospital,.
For the past 11 years, she is president and runs “The Nutrition & Fitness Education Initiative, Inc.” that has now reached 14,800 school children in NYC, Los Angeles, MA, CT, NC and the USVI.
Recognized for her work on behalf of children, Jane E. Brody praised her nutrition program in a feature article in The New York Times.
Michelle Obama has praised hre program on the USDA website.
Ms. Butleroff-Leahy devotes her time to teaching children in underserved communities about healthy eating, exercising regularly and building sef esteem. Her Initiative, “My Plate: The New Food Guide Musical Program” received a finalist award of excellence at the UEDA Awards of Excellence with California State University. In addition, The Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal has published (February 12th, 2022) an article on the efficacy of the MyPlate program “Using the “MyPlate Musical” to increae Nutrition and Exercise Knowledge in Children”.


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