Jan Patenaude, RDN, CLT was the first LEAP Therapist and LEAP Mentor and is the co-author of the Certified LEAP Therapist training. After 15 years, she still loves supporting
her colleagues in this therapy, working via telecommute since 2004. Her portfolio includes being an entrepreneur, consultant,
speaker, media personality and Private Practice Nutritionist in both office and
telecommute settings since 1986.
Jan loves mentoring and encouraging other LEAP therapists to be
proficient at LEAP Therapy which helps our clients become well. As a mentor, she also
provides you with marketing ideas and opportunities, as well as practice,
speaking and marketing support.
She brings to mentoring her broad experience including:
hospital clinical, outpatient and food-service management; LTC, HHC; rehab;
hospice; group homes; HMOs; and WIC. She has worked doing supermarket tours,
and a USDA Human Nutrition Research Laboratory.
She is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional
Medicine (DIFM), Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA), SCAN,
Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), Medical Nutrition Practice Group (MNPG), Dietitians
in Gluten Intolerance Diseases (DIGID), Hunger and Environmental Nutritionists
(HEN), Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietitians (BHN-DPG) and the Research
Dietetic Practice Group (RDPG).
Jan has presented on Food Sensitivity, Inflammation, Telecommuting
and/or LEAP at numerous National, State and District meetings, including FNCE
2004 and 2009. She’s given Academy
sponsored Webinars, and presented at Annual Conferences such as: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (2005); National Kidney Foundation (2006);
American Association of Diabetes Educators (2009); American Dietetic Association (2009); Loma Linda Medical
University Annual Post Graduate Conference (2012) and the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2014).
She was the DIFM (Dietitians in Integrative and Functional
Medicine) “Excellence in Practice” Award winner in 2010 (while still NCC). In 2014, “Today’s Dietitian Magazine” listed her as one of
the Top 10 RDs of the year. She was also the 2010 “Outstanding Alumni,”
University of Minnesota, Crookston. Her writing has been published in multiple journals and
magazines and she was a New Jersey Media Rep and had her own radio slot for a live
talk show in Colorado.
Besides sharing her passion for Integrative Nutrition and supporting other LEAP Therapists, Jan loves swimming, hiking, biking, gardening, cooking, hosting guests and traveling with her husband, while enjoying their homes
high in the Colorado Rockies and living Aloha in the Hawaiian
She looks forward to hearing from you. Reach out to her at
[email protected] or 970-456-5086.