Jessica L Napolitano, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Contact Information

  • Sports Medicine
    5680 Venture Drive
    Dublin, OH 43017 (map)

Jessica Napolitano, MS, RD, LD, was the first registered dietitian on staff for the Sports Medicine department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed by the Ohio Board of Dietetics. Jessica was appointed as the first dietitian on staff for Sports Medicine at Nationwide Children’s in August of 2012 to create the sports nutrition program. In addition to her former clinic responsibilities at Nationwide Children’s, she provided cooking demonstrations, grocery store tours, ‘Dine with a Dietitian’ events, blogging for 700 Children’s, monthly Facebook Lives, and speaking engagements at local high schools and throughout the Columbus area. In August 2013 she was also hired as an adjunct professor to the Health and Sports Sciences Department at Otterbein University educating undergraduate and graduate students. Jessica has transitioned into a contingent role as of April 2020, but remains on staff participating in various department initiatives and mentoring the current full time sports medicine dietitian, Sakiko Minagawa.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Registered Dietitian of the Year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2019
  • Teaching in the Discipline (Part Time Faculty Award), Otterbein University, 2016
  • Who’s Who Among American College & Universities, 2012
  • Member, Ohio Chapter of The American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015 - Present
  • Member, Home and School Health Committee (HASH), 2015 - Present
  • Member, The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), 2015 - Present
  • Member, International Female Athlete Triad Coalition, 2013 - Present
  • Member, Columbus Dietetic Association (CDA), 2013 - Present
  • Member, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN), 2013 - Present
  • Member, Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association (OAND), 2012 - Present
  • Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 2009 - Present
Professional Experience

2013 - Present Otterbein University, Adjunct Professor for Health and Sport Sciences

2012 - Present Nationwide Children's Hospital, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

2012 - 2012 Sodexo Inc., Clinical Dietitian

Contact Information
Sports Medicine
  • 5680 Venture Drive
    Dublin, OH 43017 (map)