Canadian Author and Nutritionist
Beck is recognized by the media as an authority on nutrition and food issues and is an experienced communicator in television, radio and print media. She writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper and appears weekly on CTV as Canada AM’s nutrition expert. Leslie’s nutrition advice can also be heard weekly on Montreal’s CJAD Morning Radio.
She is the author of 8 books on nutrition and health including the best-selling Managing Menopause with Diet, Vitamins and Herbs, and was a contributing author in Rose Reisman’s Sensationally Light Pasta & Grains. Beck’s upcoming book, Foods that Fight Disease will be released in January 2008. Her books are published by Penguin Canada.
Beck consults with many leading businesses and international food companies located in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. A member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada, she is a well-known figure in the health community. She delivers nutrition seminars and workshops to corporate groups in North America, and also sits on the Board of Directors for Breakfast for Learning, a non-profit organization that funds child nutrition programs in Canada.
Having a strong interest in sports nutrition, Beck acted as nutritionist to the Canadian International Marathon and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors Basketball Club. She keeps fit herself by running, cycling, and weight training.