Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Sponsored: Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Sponsored: Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

 Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN is the Corporate Dietitian for Ingles Markets. She can answer your questions about food from the farm to the plate, whether you want to know about nutrition, ingredients, preparation or farming practices. 

Leah is a registered dietitian (RD), licensed in the state of North Carolina. She has a B.S. in Human Nutrition from the University of Maryland, completed her dietetic internship with the U.S. Army, served as an offecer and dietitian in the U.S. Army and worked in Public Health as a WIC and Nutrition Director in South Carolina.

For the past 19 years Leah has been the Corporate Dietitian for Ingles Markets. Her passion to learn more about the food system has led her to visit over 60 farms (of all sizes) and food entrepreneurs in the past 6 years. She is also actively involved with farmers and food businesses in Western NC and works regularly with ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to promote local and NC grown and made products.

Stay connected with Leah! Listen to her question and answer show, “Ingles Information Aisle”, every Saturday morning on WWNC 570am on iheartradio. Read her columns in the Smoky Mountain News and in Smoky Mountain Living. If you have questions write to her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Call her: 800-334-4936.

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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