Next Level Performance Nutrition Program
Julie regularly provides nutrition guidance to coaches, athletic trainers, amateur
athletes, and health care professionals. As a mother of triplets, she is often asked to
address mother's groups, parent associations, and other lay audiences. Julie also
consults with food and public relations companies.
Julie previously served as director of Research at the Chicago Center for Clinical
Research, a former affiliate of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke Medical Center, where she
specialized in cardiovascular experimental nutritionals and pharmaceuticals. She has a
faculty appointment at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Department of
Julie is a regular presence on Chicago-area network and cable television and is
frequently quoted in major newspapers and magazines. She co-edited the second
edition of Cardiovascular Disease: Nutrition for Prevention and Treatment a manual for
health professionals, by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). She has published
articles in major medical journals, and authored a brochure for the American College of
Sports Medicine (ACSM) based on their Position Stand on Exercise and Fluid
Replacement. Julie's sports nutrition chapter contributions include a Sports Beverage
Macroelements, water, and Electrolytes and Basketball: Power Jam Nutrition, in Sports
Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People-3rd edition.
Julie earned her bachelor degree in Dietetics from the University of Illinois at
Champaign-Urbana (1983) and her Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition from the
Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (1987). Julie is a registered
and licensed dietitian (R.D, L.D.) in the state of Illinois and is a Certified Clinical
Julie is a member of Nutritionists in Complementary Care (NCC) and Sports, Cardiovascular
and Wellness Nutritionist (SCAN), practice groups of the American Dietetic Association.
She is a member of the Chicago Nutrition Association and the Illinois, Chicago
and West Suburban Dietetic Associations. She has served on SCAN's Executive
Board and was Cardiovascular Editor for the Pulse newsletter, a SCAN quarterly publication. Julie served on the Gatorade Sport Science Institute's Sports Nutrition Advisory
Board from 1995-2003.
Julie was rated "one of the top ten experts to help revamp your diet" by Harper's
Bazaar magazine. She received the American Dietetic Association Sports, Cardiovascular
and Wellness Nutritionists "Achievement Award" in 2002 and was awarded "Recognized
Young Dietitian of the Year" by the Chicago and Illinois Dietetic Associations.