Julie is a Registered Dietitian and School Nutrition Expert. Since 2009 she has led the Rock on Cafe™ School Meals Program, a service of Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Binghamton, NY, that aims to enrich the educational process by providing a quality child nutrition program. Julie works with food service directors to ensure school meal compliance with federal regulations while also facilitating media relations and grants with community partners. Under her leadership this program has received national recognition from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for creating healthier school meals.
After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University and attending Syracuse University completing a Dietetic Internship, Julie earned a Master of Public Health from the University at Albany to further expand her work into community health. Through her education and experience, Julie is a recognized nutrition professional. She is the recipient of the 2011 “30 Under 30” award from Food Service Director Magazine and received the 2011 Recognized Young Dietitian of The Year Award, 2014 Isabelle A. Hallahan Award, and the 2015 Media Excellence Award all from the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also volunteers her time as Farm to School Chair for the New York School Nutrition Association and is a Past President of the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Julie regularly speaks at various state and national conferences inspiring others to create healthy school meals and environments where students can learn and grow.