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Heidi LeBlanc

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Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences

Food $ense Director, Extension Professor

Extension Professor

Educational Background

MS, Human Environments, (Family and Consumer Sciences Education), Utah State University, 1998
BS, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Utah State University, 1996


Biography

Heidi LeBlanc is currently the Food $ense aka (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education, SNAP-Ed) Director for Utah. She provides oversight to nutrition education programming in all counties in Utah. She brings in over $1,000,000 a year for Food $ense. She started as a County Extension Faculty in San Juan County, where she received tenure at Utah State University. Shortly after receiving tenure she secured the position with Food $ense as the state director. She is passionate about her work, loves Food $ense, Extension and Utah State University. Her Husband Joel LeBlanc and her parents Wayne & Diane Reese have continually supported her as she has worked to achieve tenure, promotion, and many other honors. She has two adorable children who continually believe in her. She enjoys weight lifting, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, playing with her family and reading.



Contact Information

Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Go toOffice Location: NFS 207
DialPhone: 435-797-3923
SendEmail: heidi.leblanc@usu.edu

Awards

1st Place Family Health and Wellness Award, 2016

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

NEAFCS Award 2016 Utah State University Extension Live Well Utah Blog Internet Education, 2016

NEAFCS

2015 Education Digital Marketing Awards Silver for Utah State University Food $ense Website, 2016

Digital Awards/Marketing

Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Award of Merit, 2016

Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Distinguished Service Award, 2014

NEAFCS

Distinguished Service Award, 2014

UEAFCS

Administrative Leadership Award, 2013

Utah State University Epsilon Sigma Phi Lota Chapter

Diversity Team Award, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Innovative Team Award, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Program Excellence through Education Team Award, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Large Grant Recipient Honoree, 2013

Utah State University Research Office

2010 Utah Dietetic Association Poster Session 2nd Place, Davis County, 2010

Utah Dietetic Association

Communications - Education Publication Team Award, 2010

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Maine

Communication - Education Publication, 2010

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Maine

Communication - Education Publication State, 2010

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

National Epsilon Sigma Phi Diversity Award, 2009

Utah ESP Diversity Award, 2009

Utah Epilson Sigma Phi

Fruit and Vegetable Declaration for Utah, 2008

Utah Governor's Office

Epsilon Sigma Phi - Diversity Award Nomination, 2008

Mountain Plains FNS Appreciation for Improvement and Growth in FSNE, 2008

SNAP Certificate of Appreciation, 2007

CSREES Core Competency Development Team Appreciation, 2006

CSREES Professional Development Team

Peer Recongnition UEAFCS, 2006

UEAFCS, Park City, Utah

4-H Achievement in Service, 2003

Utah State University, 4-H Association Logan, Utah

Early Career Epsilon Sigma Phi Award, 2003

Utah State University, Epsilon Sigma Phi Association. Logan, Utah

Individual Newsletter Award, Utah State University, 2003

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Logan Utah

Regional 4-H Achievement in Service Award, 2003

National Extension Association for 4-H Workers

Family and Consumer Sciences Mary K. Wells Diversity Award Finalist, 2003

National 4-H Achievement in Service Award., 2003

Team Diversity Award, 2002

Utah State University Extension, Logan Utah

Utah Governors Red Wagon Award for Excellence of Service to the People in Utah, 2002

Utah Sate Capital, Salt Lake City, Utah

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Challege 02, 2002

Innovative Program Award, 2001

Utah State University, Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Agents

Little Red Wagon Award for Space Exploration with 4-H Clubs, 2001

Utah Commission on Volunteers and Lt. Governor Olene Walker

Little Red Wagon Award for Youth and Families with Promise, 2001

Utah Commission on Volunteers and Lt. Governor Olene Walker

News and Views Appreciation for Excellence in Service, 2001

National Extension Association for 4-H Workers

Certificate of Appreciation, 2000

Leadermete 2000 Workshop Presenter

Certificate of Appreciation, 2000

Utah State Volunteer Association and Leadermete Committee

Peer Recognition, 2000

Utah Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

State New Professional Winner, 2000

Utah Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Taggart-Ballard Award of Excellence for Service to the People of Utah, 2000

Utah State University Extension

Utah State New Educator, 2000

Utah Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Volunteer Excellence Award, 2000

County Leadermete

Western Region New Professional, 2000

National Association of Family and Consumer Services

4-H County Volunteer Appreciation Award, 1999

San Juan County 4-H Volunteers

Certificate of Appreciation from Navajo Extension Partenership, 1999

Navajo Nation 4-H Volunteer Training

  • Jewkes, M., Gunnell, S., LeBlanc, H.R, Christensen, N.K, (2012). Integrating food $ense nutrition education into English as second language for refugees. Utah State University Extension Annual Conference Proceedings
  • Christofferson, D., LeBlanc, H.R, Christensen, N.K, Bunch, M., (2010). Nutrition and health Paraprofessional Certification Abstract: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2003). Kids on the Run Program; including Curriculum Manual and CD. Utah State University, San Juan County Extension *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, Thayn, A., Hillhouse, A., (2003). Recruiting 4-H Volunteers.. *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2002). Children, Youth and Families At-Risk Brochure, Youth and Families with Promise Program. Utah State University, San Juan County Extension *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2001). Can You Help Pull the Wagon?. Utah Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2001). Applied Internet Mastery Program. Utah State University, San Juan County Extension *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2001). Shopping Store Cost Comparison. Utah State University, San Juan County Extension *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). Shopping Store Cost Comparison. Utah State University, San Juan County Extension *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). Shopping Store Cost Comparison. Utah State University, San Juan County Extension *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (1998). Special Native American Programs. Utah State University, San Juan County Extension *

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Book Chapters

  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2007). Utah Section - Mountain Plains Regional Report: Mountain Plains Regional Report for Food Stamp Nutrition Education.
  • LeBlanc, H.R, Christensen, N.K, Wade, M., (2007). Budget Basics: Good Eating for Less: Eat Right! Healthy Eating in College and Beyond. Pearson Benjamin Cummings
  • LeBlanc, H.R, Christensen, N.K, Wade, M., (2006). Fast Foods: From Frenzy to Friendly.: Eat Right! Healthy Eating in College and Beyond. Pearson Benjamin Cummings
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2005). Utah Section - Mountain Plains Regional Report: Mountain Plains Regional Report for Food Stamp Nutrition Education. Kansas State University Research and Extension

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Publications - Fact Sheets

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Publications - Curriculum

  • Christofferson, D., LeBlanc, H.R, Savoie Roskos, M., Durward, C., Allen, K., (2014). Creates Curriculum.
  • Christofferson, D., Yeip, O., LeBlanc, H.R, Food $ense Creates. *
  • Christofferson, D., LeBlanc, H.R, Latimer, M., Strong, K., Christensen, N.K, (2011). National Nutrititon Paraprofessional Program. USU Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Sciences
  • Christofferson, D., LeBlanc, H.R, (2010). Nutrition Education Assistant (Paraprofessional) Certification Program. Masters Report *
  • Christofferson, D., Christensen, N.K, LeBlanc, H.R, Bunch, M., (2010). Nutrition Education Paraprofessional Certification. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2008). Sensational Salads Cookbook. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2002). Harvest Recipes Cookbook. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2002). San Juan County Americorp. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2001). 4-H Dairy Foods Contests: Rules and Regulations and Nutrition Worksheets and Judging Sheets. Utah State University Extension and 4-H, San Juan County Extension *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (2001). Family Nutrition Program County Training Manual. Utah State University Extension and 4-H, San Juan County *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). 4-H/Youth Food Guide Pyramid Worksheet and Introduction To All the Food Groups. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). Family Nutrition Program Brochure. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
  • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). Family Nutrition Program Flier. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *

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Publications - Journal Articles

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Publications - Literary Journal

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    Publications - MultiMedia

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    Publications - Technical Reports

      Research Reports

    • Bailey, D., LeBlanc, H.R, (2015). An Economic Analysis of California's Requirements for Cage Space for Laying Hens and its Potential Effect on Utah's Residents. Utah Office of the Attorney General *
    • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Savoie, M., (2012). Food $ense , EARs, and Year End report 2012: Food $ense 2012 Report. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
    • LeBlanc, H.R, (2011). Food $ense , EARs, and Year End report 2011: Food $ense Annual Report 2011 . *
    • LeBlanc, H.R, (2010). County Quarterly Reports (104 reports for FY 2010). USU Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Sciences *
    • LeBlanc, H.R, (2010). Food $ense , EARs, and Year End report 2010: The Breadth of Life: Food $ense 2010 Report. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
    • LeBlanc, H.R, (2009). Food $ense, EARs and Year End Report 2009. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
    • LeBlanc, H.R, (2008). 2008 County Reports for Performance Appraisal. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
    • LeBlanc, H.R, (2008). DWS Management Evaluation 2008. *
    • LeBlanc, H.R, (2008). Food $ense, EARs and Year End Report 2008. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
    • LeBlanc, H.R, (2008). County Reports for 2008. extension.usu.edu/fsne password protected county sites *
    • LeBlanc, H.R, (1998). Enhancing Sewing Education Instruction Methods with the Use of INternet as A Supplemental Teaching Tool. Utah State University *

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    Publications - Translations & Transcripts

      Publications - Other

        Magazine/Trade Publication

      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., (2012). Cache Valley Kids - Go For Whole. Cache Valley Kids Magazine
      • Christofferson, D., LeBlanc, H.R, (2012). Cache Valley Kids - Smooth Operator. Cache Valley Kids Magazine
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., (2012). Cache Valley Kids - Super Supper Heros. Cache Valley Kids
      • Newsletter

      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Johnson, G., Milligan, E., Stosich, M., Smith, S., (2012). The Scoop - July 2012. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Johnson, G., Milligan, E., Stosich, M., Smith, S., (2012). The Scoop - June 2012. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Johnson, G., Milligan, E., Stosich, M., Smith, S., (2012). The Scoop - May 2012. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Johnson, G., Milligan, E., Stosich, M., Smith, S., (2012). The Scoop - March 2012. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Johnson, G., Milligan, E., Stosich, M., Smith, S., (2012). The Scoop - January 2012. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Johnson, G., Milligan, E., Stosich, M., Smith, S., (2011). The Scoop - December 2011. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Johnson, G., Milligan, E., Stosich, M., Smith, S., (2011). The Scoop - November 2011. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Johnson, G., Milligan, E., Stosich, M., Smith, S., (2011). The Scoop - October 2011. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • Newspaper

      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2010). Early Childhood Education - DDEEC USU. Utah State University
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Stosich, M., (2010). Farmers Market - Nutrition Education (Food $ense). Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Keller, S., (2007). Extension News, Ask a Specialist, Sports Drinks. Utah State University *
      • Other

      • LeBlanc, H.R, Savoie Roskos, M., (2015). Food $ense Annual Report 2015. *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Milligan, E., (2009). Food $ense Brochure, Update 2009. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Latimer, M., (2009). Surviving and Thriving on a Budget. *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Milligan, E., (2008). Food $ense Brochure (2008). Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2008). Food $ense Office Policy Manual. Food $ense Office Policy Manual *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2008). Food $ense Policy Manual. Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Murri, J., (2008). DVD Lessons Study. USU Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Sciences *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Christofferson, D., Stosich, M., Johnson, G., Milligan, E., Smith, S., (2008). The Scoop. Newsletter for Food $ense *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2008). Awe Nuts!. (Electronic Publication) *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Milligan, E., (2007). Food $ense Brochure (2007). Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2007). Food $ense Budget Templates for Counties. Food $ense State Office *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2007). Food $ense Plan Proposals for Counties. Food $ense State Office *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Milligan, E., (2007). Food $ense Scanning Evaluation Forms. Food $ense State Office *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, , (2006). Food $ense Brochure (2006). Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, McEntire, P., (2006). Food $ense XNUT Letter (DWS Marketing Tool). Utah State University Extension and Nutrition Dietetic and Food Science *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2006). National Core Competencies for Nutrition Education Assistants. National Core Team
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Brennand, C., (2005). Preserve the Harvest - Corn. Utah State University
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2003). Kids on the Run Activities. *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, Rowe, B., (2003). Are You Drowning in Financial Papers? What to Keep and What to Throw Out. (Electronic Publication)
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2003). Healthy Holiday Snacks: Diabetic Dips. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2003). Practical Solutions For a Complex World. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2002). Children, Youth and Families At-Risk Brochure, Youth and Families with Promise Program. Utah State University
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2002). All Tots Need Their Shots. (Electronic Publication) *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2002). Effects of Alcohol on the Body. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2002). No Time Like Home Time. Utah State University, San Juan Extension *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2001). Applied Internet Mastery Program. Utah State University, San Juan Extension
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2001). 4-H Quilting: Paper Sewing Technique. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2001). Skills That Fit Your Life Together. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2001). Use It or Lose It. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2001). Zap It! The Simplicity of Microwave Cooking. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). Jammin' Jars. Utah State University 4-H Leadermete, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). New Diversity Initiative Infomation: 4-H Partners with 21st Community Learning Centers is to Provide After-School Programs. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). New Diversity Initiative Information: Day Treatment. Utah State University, San Juan County Extension *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). New Diversity Initiative Information: First Annual Four Couners Life Skills Conference. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). New Diversity Initiative Information: Food, Fun and Fitness. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). New Diversity Initiative Information: FOR LIFE: Diabetes Prevention and Control. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). New Diversity Initiative Information: Keeping Families Connected, Eating and Reading with Our Families. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). New Diversity Initiative Information: Navajo Extension Partnership and Strengthening Native American Families for the New Millennium Conference. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). New Diversity Initiative Information: Nutrition Education Program. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). Shortcut Hints for Shopping, Cooking, and Enjoying Food. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (2000). Take A Wok On The Wild Side. Diabetes Cooking at Navajo Nation Fair. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). Diabetes Prevention and Control. Utah State University, San Juan Extension *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). Family and Consumer Science News. Utah State University, San Juan Extension *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). Family Finance: Budgeting and Saving. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). Family Finance: Children and Money. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). Gift Baskets for Christmas. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). Seasonal Affective Disorder. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1999). The Extension Extension. Utah State University, San Juan Extension *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1998). Barnstormin' News. Utah State University, San Juan Extension *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1998). Fun and Easy Halloween Costumes. Early Headstart Parents Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1998). Nothin' But Fudge. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1998). San Juan County 4-H News. *
      • LeBlanc, H.R, (1998). Together: Strengthening Ourselves and Our Families. Utah State University Extension, San Juan County *

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      Extension

      Civil Rights-General Plan, 2011 - 2050
      Civil Rights-General Plan, 2008 - 2020
      Food $ense (SNAP-Ed), 2005 - 2016
      2015 Food $ense (SNAP-Ed), 2014 - 2015
      2014 Food $ense (SNAP-Ed), 2013 - 2014
      Overall Food $ense Nutrition Education Program (Utah) FY 2008-2014, 2009 - 2010
      Nutrition Education Outreach Programs, 2008 - 2010

      Graduate Students Mentored

      Marie Stosich, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, August 2010 - December 2011