Rebecca Leighton, MPH ’17, Public Health Nutrition

Rebecca Leighton MPH, RD, LD is a Health Promotion Specialist at Boynton Health at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where she focuses on addressing food and housing insecurity among college students as well as nutrition health promotion. She founded and oversees the Nutritious U Food Pantry which provides fresh produce and staple foods to an average of 800 students every month at the University of Minnesota. In addition to administering emergency food programs and advising a nutrition health promotion student group, she co-facilitates the Thrive Basic Needs Coalition with the goal of addressing the root causes of food and housing insecurity at the University of Minnesota.

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