Public Speaking and Talks

with the Ingles Dietitian

Do you have a non-profit church, women's, business or professional group of at least 35 or more that needs an informative speaker? (Presentations are free as a community service by Ingles Markets but must be scheduled in advance.)

Leah is available to speak to your group** on a variety topics(see below) or can tailor a presentation for your group. Please Contact Leah: at least 30-60 days ahead. Scheduling is based on availability. Consideration for attendance and public speaking or presentations at in-person events will be based on CDC guidelines for events:
Otherwise virtual events through Zoom or similar platforms can be arranged.


General Nutrition/Budget

"Making the Best Choices for Your Health and Budget in the Supermarket" ...Save money and improve your eating habits with these tips.

Nutrition Tips for Busy Parents - Nutrient know-how, making the best choices for your family for your budget and time in the supermarket. 

Reading Food Labels - Serving size, grams, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals....understanding what's on the label. 

What's New at Ingles – Take a look at the newest fads and trends in food.

Waste Less – How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to cut down on Food Waste at home.


Weight Loss

Making Better Choices to Maintain Healthy Weight - Learn how to make better choices to maintain a healthy weight.

Healthy Holiday Tips - tips for holiday meals and choices. 


Specific for Disease or Products

Carbohydrate Counting in the Supermarket - Whether you have diabetes or  are just calorie conscious you'll learn about carbohydrates and how many men/women should have and label reading.

Reduce your Risk of Osteoporosis - Calcium, vitamin D and exercise. How much do you need and where to get it.

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure with an Eating Plan - The DASH Diet.

A Shopping List for Heart Health - A virtual tour of the supermarket to find heart healthy items.

Do you need to be Gluten-Free? – Information on celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and the Low FODMAP diet


General Topics

But I'm not a Dietitian... Teaching Patients and Clients about Healthy Eating - geared towards caregivers, nurses, nursing assistants and LPN's

Organic or Conventional and Food Labels - Which should you buy and why…what labels mean (or don’t mean) – which are merely marketing and which are based on facts.

Busting Supermarket Myths - A look at some of the myths vs facts about food and the supermarket

Food History vs Food Fiction - Was food really better in our great-grandmother's time? A look at our food past and food innovation



Out from behind the Desk and Into the Aisle... The role of the Dietitian in the Supermarket - How to transport nutrition lessons into a supermarket.

The role of a Supermarket Dietitian - My experience that led up to becoming a supermarket dietitian and what I do daily.

Customer Feedback

"Thank you so much for coming to UNCA and teaching our class about how to shop and what to eat! I really appreciate all of the valuable information you gave us." - Emily P. UNCA student

"Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation to our parents. Our parents had wonderful feedback about the meeting and told us they learned a lot of valuable information..." Karey D. McDowell County Head Start

"On behalf of the Anderson Area YMCA, I would like to thank you for your contribution to the Anderson Area Shrinkdown..." - Joe Drennon, CEO - Anderson Area YMCA

"Thank you so much for presenting your program at our meeting... It was so well received by all of our members, and I got many favorable comments..." - Barbara Land, Vice President - Immaculate Conception Women's Guild

"On behalf on the Appalachian Student Dietetic Association I would like to thank you for coming to Appalachian State University....You have opened the eyes of many of our students to the different career options in the field of nutrition." - Kim Atwood - Former ASDA President

"I would like to personally and sincerely thank you for your presentation... Your program was interesting and informative... it is a pleasure working with a "caring" corporation and such a dedicated dietitian." - S. Kaye Gilbert, MS, RD, LDN - Chief, Nutrition and Food Service - Department of Veterans Affairs, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center

** Talks are generally 30 minutes to 1 hour long.

e-mail ( to set up your talk and provide desired dates/times.


Leah McGrath, RD, LDN - Ingles Dietitian
(828) 669-2941x470
(800) 334-4936