Meet Tammy, your nutrition expert!

Tammy Leeper RD

Tammy received her BS in Nutrition at Arizona State University and completed her Dietetic Internship with Maricopa County Public Health. Tammy’s professional experience includes public health nutrition, specifically with moms, infants, and pediatrics. As a busy mom of four, including one with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tammy is familiar with feeding challenges and pleasing picky eaters! 

Tammy is a has Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition and can assist with nutrition related medical diagnosis that your little one may have.

In addition to working with moms and kiddos, Tammy is educated to conduct medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and healthy living for adults and families. She provides evidence-based education and counseling to meet your health needs and goals. Her approach is refreshing, positive, and enjoyable.

Tammy’s ideal client:

Tammy loves to work people who are ready to embrace change!

I am loving my experience with Tammy Leeper. She goes above with her care for her clients. I love the encouragement she gives along with the nutrition lessons. I’m learning food is not the enemy. 

Focus areas include:

Autism

Baby + Child nutrition

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Transitional feeding 
  • Picky eating 
  • Failure to Thrive 
  • Creating healthy behaviors 
  • Healthy eating 
  • GI issues, constipation 
  • Celiac Disease 
  • Food allergies and intolerance 
  • Other medical diagnosis 

Women’s health

  • Healthy pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Preeclampsia
  • Weight Management
  • PCOS

Eating Disorders 

  • Anorexia
  • Binge-eating (BED)
  • Bulimia
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Other-specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED)
  • Orthorexia
  • Disordered Eating
  • Improving Body Image

Medical Nutrition Therapy 

  • Diabetes 
  • Pre-Diabetes 
  • Weight Management 
  • Heart Health; High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, High Triglycerides 
  • Kidney Health

General

  • Plant Based
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Healthy Eating

“This was a rather long journey and so many experiences played a role in becoming a dietitian! I decided to return to school when my kiddos got older but felt I needed to pursue something where I could give back.” 

I felt I needed to pursue something where I could give back.

Always, I have been fascinated with food, health, and wellness. I became more committed to nutrition when I reflected on my family’s experience with autism and chronic health conditions. There were significant challenges. I decided to be who I needed when I was younger.”

-Tammy

How does Tammy stay healthy?

Tammy practices moderation in all things! She does yoga, walks 3.5 miles 3 nights a week (with her hubs and yellow lab), eats a balanced diet and enjoys a hobby or two. Spending time with family and friends is also a critical component of her healthy lifestyle. 

What else should you know about Tammy?

She has lived in the Mesa/Gilbert area for 30+ years, but also lived in California and Illinois. Tammy and her husband have a blended family that includes four kids, three dogs, two tortoises, and a cat…plus two really adorable grandchildren too!

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