Dr. Leidy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri. She completed her MS and PhD in Physiology at Penn State University and a Post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Foods & Nutrition and the Ingestive Behavior Research Center at Purdue University. As a nutritional physiologist, Dr. Leidy explores the benefits of protein quantity, quality, and timing of consumption on appetite control satiety, and weight management across the lifespan. Her most recent works examines the negative impact of skipping breakfast and the benefits of consuming a high-protein breakfast on appetite, satiety, and unhealthy snacking in young people. Dr. Leidy has over 60 original research publications and has given over 100 research talks in this area.