- Specializes in risk communication around food and agricultural issues
- Past recipient of Anita Owen Award of Recognition for Innovative Nutrition Education from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation; Named to Top 40 Under 40 by Central Illinois Business Magazine.
Leia Flure is a registered dietitian based in Champaign, Illinois – home of the University of Illinois and the heart of “corn country.” Known in her community and on social media as Moderation Maven, Leia draws on her background in psychology to lead productive conversations around today’s pressing food and nutrition issues, with an emphasis on critical thinking and practicality.
Professionally, she has worked in a variety of settings, including counseling oncology patients, teaching agricultural communications at the college level, and facilitating food and nutrition programs in her community as an Extension Educator. Leia currently coordinates marketing and communications for a school nutrition grant which focuses on providing professional development to K-12 food service staff.
Leia earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.