ERICA LEON NUTRITION & ASSOCIATES
Erica Leon Nutrition & Associates - Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Eating Disorder Specialists
The Erica Leon Nutrition Team of Dietitians are led by founder, Erica Leon who has had a 35+ year career as a dietitian nutritionist. The company is based in Westchester County, New York and the team members are located all over the USA. They work with clients via tele-health options so they can connect with clients from anywhere.
The Erica Leon Nutrition dietitians are guided by the non-diet approach to health referred to as “Intuitive Eating” using a Health At Every Size® informed approach. This non-diet approach individualizes your nutritional needs and focuses on your overall health and wellbeing rather than focusing on your weight.
MEET THE TEAM
Erica Leon, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD (she/her)
Erica (and all practitioners at Erica Leon Nutrition) practices from a Health at Every Size (HAES®) lens. She is certified as an eating disorder specialist and is passionate about helping women at midlife, menopause and beyond to make peace with food and body image.
Erica is a highly sensitive nutrition therapist who takes the time to learn where you or your family are in the pursuit of health. Respectful of your individual needs and lifestyle, she will provide an honest assessment of whether or not we’re a good fit. She prides herself on being down to earth, relatable, and a practitioner who understands her client’s struggles, having dealt with her own personal health issues over the years.
Kelly Melnik, MS, RDN (she/her)
Kelly is a registered dietitian with a specialty in sports nutrition and eating disorder recovery.
She has a wealth of knowledge about sports nutrition, as she was a competitive athlete throughout high school and college. Kelly coached and shared nutritional guidance to competitive college lacrosse and field hockey teams after she graduated. Kelly holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Hunter College and a BS in Biology from Gordon College.
Kelly is clinically savvy in her knowledge of eating disorder treatment, with a special understanding of disordered eating in sports, Health at Every Size® and Intuitive Eating Principles.
Diana Ushay, MS, RDN (she/her)
Diana specializes in working with clients with Eating Disorders and she is also Certified as an Intuitive Eating Counselor.
Diana has had varied work experiences, including working at MonteNido and Affiliates as an eating recovery coach and chef. She now incorporates recipes, cooking and meal planning into her counseling sessions to help spark the joy of cooking in all of her clients. Diana has been involved in two very important projects at Erica Leon Nutrition. She has partnered with Erica to write a cookbook with Recipes for Recovery and she is providing meal support for individuals over the age of 18, who are looking to have additional group support.
Fun fact about Diana? Upon graduating, she landed a job at Ghiradelli chocolates in product development. There, she created new chocolate flavors that are still on the shelves today!
Megan A. Williams, MS, RDN (she/her)
Megan specializes in eating disorders and disordered eating as well as weight-inclusive nutrition for a variety of health conditions.
She is a passionate, intuitive eating dietitian who comes to us from Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Treatment Centers (PHP and IOP) in California. As a working mother of two, Megan understands how parents and children, alike, are deeply impacted by eating patterns – both positive and negative. Megan provides culturally supportive care and works with adult and adolescent patients of all gender identifications. Megan has a deep understanding of plant-based eating patterns.
Fun fact about Megan? Dietetics is Megan’s second career, following over a decade as a licensed cosmetologist in the beauty industry in Southern California. Megan was also in the arts world and used to be a freelance photographer.
Simone Weingarten, MS, RDN, CDN, CPT (she/her)
Simone specializes in Sports Nutrition and Adolescent – Teen Eating Disorders.
She is a sports nutritionist who works with athletes of all ages and abilities, from recreational to elite. She brings with her experience working with teens and adolescents as an eating disorder specialist who has worked at Clementine Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Simone believes strongly in the Health at Every Size® approach and works with our clients virtually from her office in New York (and soon-to-be Texas!).
Fun fact about Simone? Simone used to be a competitive gymnast and she has lived in 7 different states: California, North Carolina, Maryland, Connecticut, Alabama, New York and Texas!
Rebecca Stetzer, RD (she/her)
Rebecca specializes in weight-inclusive nutrition therapy counseling for a variety of health conditions, but primarily eating disorders and disordered eating/body image concerns, gastrointestinal disorders, family and child feeding concerns, and cardiovascular conditions.
She is an eating disorders dietitian who also works at the Gunderson Health System PHP/IOP programs in Wisconsin.
Fun fact about Rebecca? In addition to her two children, Rebecca has 4 pets: 2 large dogs and 2 cats. She also is musical, having played the piano since she was 8 years old; most recently Rebecca has also taken up the violin.