Introducing Dietitian To Dietitian – a new accredited webinar series, hosted by NBC’s Today Show nutrition and health expert Joy Bauer, which delves into different ideas and perspectives on some of the hottest topics in Dietetics. In this episode, we dive into the question: Can traditional weight management and a Health At Every Size® approach coexist? Join us as Joy explores this topic along with lecturer and author of “The Active Calorie Diet” Leslie Bonci and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Author of Unapologetic Eating Alissa Rumsey.


Leslie J. Bonci, MPH,RD,CSSD, LDN, is a registered dietitian, board certified specialist in sports dietetics, owner of nutrition consulting company Active Eating Advice and co-founder of sports nutrition consulting company Performance 365. She is currently the sports nutrition consultant for the 2020 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She is the author of Sport Nutrition for Coaches and the American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion and co-author of Run Your Butt Off, Walk Your Butt Off, the Active Calorie Diet and Bike Your Butt Off. She has authored numerous chapters for sports medicine and sports nutrition manuals. Leslie is also a blogger for US News and World Report and has a monthly television segment- on KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Today Live show as well as guest on Sirius Dr Radio and KDKA radio in Pittsburgh.

Leslie is an adjunct instructor in the school of dental medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and also teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Pitt and the Athletic training program at Duquesne University. Leslie was the director of sports nutrition at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine for 16 years. Leslie is a 2021 recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Medallion Award.

Alissa Rumsey, is a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and the author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace With Food and Transform Your Life. Alissa is passionate about helping people reclaim the space to eat and live, unapologetically.

She is the founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, a weight-inclusive practice that offers virtual counseling and online programs to support people to in breaking free – both individually and collectively – from body-based oppression. Through their work, Alissa and her team help people liberate themselves from dieting, cultivate a peaceful relationship to food and their bodies, and live a more authentic, connected life.

Her expertise has been featured in hundreds of media outlets and she speaks regularly at events, online trainings, and conferences around the country. She calls New York City home and spends her free time exploring the city’s food scene and searching for patches of green space to sunbathe in. To learn more about Alissa’s work, click here.


Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, CDN, one of America’s leading health authorities, is the nutrition and healthy lifestyle expert for NBC’s TODAY show. She also hosts her own Amazon Live weekly show, Health, Happiness, Joy, where she cooks up mouthwatering recipes, answers viewers’ questions in real-time, and shares her favorite products and kitchen hacks. In addition, Joy is the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet, the creator of, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author with 14 bestsellers to her credit.



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