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Health and Wellness

Fuels of Engagement: Nutrition Trends That Should Stay and End

April 14, 2022 at 5:30pm7:30pm EDT

Grant Auditorium

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Falk College is pleased to welcome Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, as the featured speaker for the sixth annual Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series. We invite you to join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Grant Auditorium, Falk Complex, for her lecture “Fuels of Engagement: Nutrition Trends That Should Stay and End.” The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served prior to the lecture at 5:30 p.m.

Bonci is the owner of Active Eating Advice, a nutrition consulting company, and co-founder of Performance 365, a sports nutrition consulting company. Her clients include the National Dairy Council, California Dried Plum Board, Bayer USA, Produce for Better Health Foundation, National Peanut Board, Gatorade, GoodSport, Ready Nutrition, General Mills and KLEAN Athlete.

She is currently the nutrition consultant for the 2020 Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Fan Controlled Football (FCF) indoor league. She was the company nutritionist for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and sports dietitian for Carnegie Mellon University athletics and the WNBA, NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, and Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays and 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals.

Bonci received a Bachelor of Science degree in biopsychology from Vassar College and a Master of Public Health degree in nutritional epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. The author of several popular fitness and nutrition books, Bonci is a regular blogger for U.S. News & World Report’s Eat + Run webpage and hosts weekly television and radio segments for KDKA television and radio in Pittsburgh.

A sought-after national and international speaker, Bonci is an advocate for programs that address food and nutrition insecurity, and an advocate for agricultural biotechnology and sustainability. She is a firm believer in evidence-based practice over sensationalism and incorporates equity, diversity and relevance into her presentations and practice.

About the Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series

Ann Selkowitz Litt ’75 (1953-2007) was a nationally known nutritionist who helped children and adolescents with eating disorders and assisted developing athletes in reaching their full potential. The nutrition consultant to CosmoGirl magazine, Litt was the author of The College Students’ Guide to Eating Well on Campus, Fuel for Young Athletes, and the American Dietetic Association Guide to Private Practice. She was the nutritionist for the NFL’s Washington Redskins and served as spokesperson for several media campaigns during her career, including the Got Milk campaign. After her death, the Ann S. Litt Foundation, Inc., was created to support nutrition education. Through a generous gift from this foundation to Falk College, the Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series was created at Syracuse University in 2015.

This event was published on March 7, 2022.

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