Nikki Ledford is a chef, nutrition consultant, and natural foods expert based in Southern California.
She believes that physical health and natural movement can be best supported by a diet consisting of real, whole foods.
Nikki’s own nutrition journey was borne out of a lifelong struggle with allergies, intolerances, and frustrations. When Nikki began to experiment with her diet — nutrition quality, food source, preparation method, etc. — she began to experience noticeable changes in her overall health.
Drawing on personal experience and a desire to help others with similar issues, she decided to pursue nutrition full time. In 2011, she graduated from Bauman College, a holistic nutrition and culinary arts academy, in Santa Cruz, California, moved to Southern California, and launched her own business, The Clean Plate.
In her career, Nikki has helped a wide range of people — from cancer patients to elite-level athletes — achieve health goals and improve overall performance through better nutrition. In addition to serving a number of private clients, Nikki teaches nutrition and cooking classes, maintains an L1 Crossfit coaching certification, and practices yoga regularly.