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Julie Kennel, PhD, RDN, LD, E-RYT 200

Senior Consultant

Julie is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Practice and Director of the dietetic internship program for The Ohio State University. She has 16 years of teaching experience and a decade of experience providing nutrition counseling in primary care, sports nutrition, and wellness settings. She has an aptitude for learner engagement in the classroom, student mentorship, and curriculum development. She also directs several research projects promoting healthy eating through theory-based behavior change strategies.

Julie concentrates her practice at Oak Moon in the area of leadership development with an emphasis on building resilience. She also assists early stage companies that have a wellness focus with market analysis, product and service design, and go-to-market strategy.

Julie has a strong resume of professional service at the local, state, and national level. She is Past President of the Council on Future Practice, the visionary group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has also served a three year term with the Dietetics Practice Based Research Network and been the Regional Director for the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors Council.


Julie is committed to teaching and training excellence. She received the Academy’s Outstanding Dietetic Educator award in 2011. She is an invited speaker locally and nationally. Julie has several peer-reviewed publications, a book chapter, and over 40 poster and oral presentations at local, national, and international conferences.


Julie started practicing yoga in 2003 to relieve stress and increase flexibility and strength for her athletic pursuits. She fell in love with the creativity of vinyasa flow and the structure and focus of Ashtanga. Yoga boosted her confidence and opened her mind to new levels of self-awareness. Inspired by these benefits, she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2009 and has served as a mentor and instructor for the Yoga on High Teacher Training 200-hour program.


She graduated from Indiana University with a PhD in Health Behavior. She completed her masters and dietetic internship at Case Western Reserve University, and has dual BS degrees from The Ohio State University in human nutrition and dietetics and exercise science.