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Your Source for Personal Health

Sheila Leard, RD, CSSD, CPT
Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Sports Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer. Provides comprehensive nutrition plans using a functional medicine nutrition approach.

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Sheila Leard RD, CSSD, CPT

A Passionate Sports Dietitian and Functional Medicine Nutritionist

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About Me

Experienced. Certified. Supportive.

Registered Dietitian, Board Certified in Sports Dietetics with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Certified Personal Trainer. She has a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition and attended Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, to complete a Dietetic internship and Master of Science course work in clinical nutrition

She became interested in the field of sports nutrition and cardiovascular health when working in the Cardiac Rehabilitation - Applied Exercise Physiology Department at San Diego State University, California. Since then, Sheila began applying the principles of functional nutrition for the treatment and prevention of chronic disease.

“My goal with all of my clients is to take the science of nutrition and make sense of it on a practical level. I treat the person not the disease. I believe it is truly possible to have the health you want through diet and lifestyle”. ​Once you learn how to manage your symptoms through diet you will never think of being "on" a diet again. Diets have an ending - healthy behavior does not.

Sheila's other passions are her family and competing in triathlons. In 2002, after 20 years of distance running, she became a competitive age group triathlete. Since then she has competed in over 40 multiple distance triathlons, including earning the privilege of racing at the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

Professional Affiliations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association)
Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists - practice group of AND
Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine - practice group of the AND
California Dietetic Association - CDA
American Council on Exercise - ACE

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Effective Nutrition Coaching Services

Sheila offers a variety of coaching services to help you move past the obstacles that are keeping you from your goals. She will help you identify your strengths and abilities to move you forward.


Don't live locally? No problem. Sheila works with athletes from everywhere. Setting up a virtual meeting is easy to do and it's in your time zone.

Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy

Treating Root Cause of Chronic Disease

  • Review timeline of symptoms

  • Evaluation of eating behaviors.

  • Assessment of all supplements, medications, and laboratory values.

  • Discuss any relevant medical conditions, i.e., autoimmune conditions, thyroid, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, gluten sensitivity

  • Establish daily eating patterns to support healing.

  •  Additional functional medicine labs may be needed to assist in creating an individual healing plan.

  •  $175 Initial meeting is typically 90 minutes.

  • Follow up visits $89

Race Day Nutrition Planning

Performance and Results

All athletes will benefit from a comprehensive fueling plan for training and race day. It doesn't matter what level of competition you are at; you need to know exactly what type of fuel fits your needs in training and for competing.

- ENDURANCE ATHLETES - please note, it is highly recommended that you have a Metabolic Efficiency Test performed before we meet. This can be extremely helpful for establishing daily diet and calorie needs for race day. For local athletes this can be done UC Davis Sports Medicine Center.

- Schedule your first meeting three to four months before YOUR PRIORITY RACE.

Plan includes  three meetings: 

 One initial meeting and two follow up sessions before race day.


Guest Speaker

Educate and be Informed

Sheila enjoys sharing and educating clubs, teams, High Schools on the benefits of using food as medicine. Contact her today!

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 Nutrition Coaching

Develop Your Innner Athlete

All sessions begine with an in depth look at your timeline of health.  

  • Evaluation of current training and eating behaviors.

  •  Assessment of all supplements, medications, and laboratory values.

  •  Discuss any relevant medical conditions, such as: thyroid, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, aotoimmune conditions

  • Establish appropriate levels for protein, carbohydrate and fat.



1743 Creekside Dr. Suite 130 Folsom, CA 95630



(916) 730-9118

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