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Michael Leidig, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

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Programs + Specialties
Training + Education Colorado State University; Boston College
NPI # 1194961656
Gender Male

Locations + Directions

Floating Hospital for Children
Floating Hospital, Plaza Level
800 Washington St.
Box 351
Boston, MA 02111
Fax #: 617-636-8943
Phone #: 617-636-3381

Honors + Awards

2007, Massachusetts Dietetic Association Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
1999, American Dietetic Association Foundation’s Evelyn A. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship
1998, Colorado State University Florence R. Shepardson Memorial Scholarship
1998, Colorado State University Carl & Harriet Gilman Memorial Scholarship
1997, Dorothy MacRae Hyman Memorial Scholarship

Publications + National Presentations

1. Ebbeling CB, Leidig MM, Sinclair KB, Hangen JP, Ludwig DS. A reduced glycemic load diet in the treatment of adolescent obesity. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157:773-779.

2. Ebbeling CB, Leidig MM, Sinclair KB, Seger-Shippee LG, Feldman HA, Ludwig DS. Effects of an ad libitum reduced glycemic load diet on cardiovascular disease risk factors in obese young adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005; 81:976-982.

3. Leidig MM. Overweight/Obese in Children and Adolescents (Ages 2-20). Rapid Reference for Nurses: Nutrition. Ed. Herbold NH and Edelstein S. Sudbury, MA. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 2007. 162-68.

4. Ebbeling CB, Garcia-Lago E, Leidig MM, Seger-Shippee LG, Feldman HA, Ludwig DS. Altering Portion Sizes and Eating Rate to Attenuate Gorging During a Fast Food Meal: Effects on Energy Intake. Pediatrics. 2007;119:869-875.

5. Ebbeling CB, Leidig MM, Feldman HA, Lovesky MM, Ludwig DS. Effects of a Low-Glycemic Load vs Low-Fat Diet in Obese Young Adults. JAMA. 2007;297:2092-2102.

6. Rhodes ET, Pawlak DB, Takoudes TC, Ebbeling CB, Feldman HA, Lovesky MM, Cooke EA, Leidig MM, Ludwig DS. Effects of a low-glycemic load diet in overweight and obese pregnant women: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Dec;92(6):1306-15.


Michael Leidig, MS, RD, LDN, CPT is the Clinical Director for the Center for Youth Wellness and Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. He has worked in the child/adolescent and adult weight management fields since 2000 spending time at Boston Medical Center and Children’s Hospital before coming to Floating Hospital for Children in 2008. Michael oversees weight management programming for youth and families within the Department of General Pediatrics as well as nutrition outreach and education to the surrounding community and various nutrition-/obesity-related research projects. He has co-authored journal articles related to glycemic load and weight, a book chapter on the topic of child/adolescent obesity, and teaches two obesity-related courses in the Northeastern University M.S. Applied Nutrition program. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in 1998 from Colorado State University and his Master’s degree from Boston College in 2012. He has been a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise since 1998 and a Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2000.

Professional Memberships

American Council on Exercise
American Dietetic Association
Massachusetts Dietetic Association
Focus on a Fitter Future, Children’s Hospital Association

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Personal Interests

As a former professional musician, I love playing the piano and listening to all types of music. As a registered dietitian, I’m passionate about cooking healthy and tasty meals for my family. And as a certified personal trainer, watching and participating in various sports is great fun and I particularly enjoy running and cycling.