Dietetic Career Spotlight on Leah McGrath, RD, LDN, Ingles Markets
By SARAH KOSZYK, MA RDN on JUNE 3, 2014
Meet Leah McGrath, corporate dietitian and social media expert, who found her dream job through NutritionJobs! Leah also advocates the power of networking to enhance one’s career and get inspired by your peers! – Sarah
What attracted you to the field of nutrition and dietetics?
The intersection of food and wellness and how it affects health.
Your Job Title:
Company you are with now:
– @InglesDietitian @LeahMcGrathRD @BuildupRDNs
– Facebook: www.facebook.com/LeahMcGrathDietitian
– Website: firstname.lastname@example.org
A typical (or not so typical) day-in-the-work-life for you:
Exercise, Social media, writing, TV, recording radio,( more social media), presentations, working on recipes, responding to customers phone calls and e-mails.
How did you get your current job in dietetics?
What skills were you born with and what skills have you learned along the way?
Communication and love of reading….Have worked on writing and science skills and public speaking.
What advice do you have for others wanting to be just as successful and fulfilled as you?
Work hard. Stick with science as your guide – not sensationalism and fads. Don’t be afraid or reluctant to network with your peers and supervisors to learn more and advance your career.
If you could be paid for your job with something other than a paycheck, what would it be?
Mangoes and unlimited first class travel to destinations of my choice where I would stay in Four Seasons Hotels.