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, CSSD, LD, is 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. In February 2016 she obtained her certification as a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. Jessica was appointed to her current position at Nationwide Children’s in August of 2012 to create the sports nutrition program and serve as the sports dietitian for Ohio Dominican University. She currently sees athletes at 4 locations around Columbus. In addition to her clinic responsibilities at Nationwide Children’s she provides cooking demonstrations, grocery store tours, ‘Dine with a Dietitian’ events, blogging for 700 Children’s, monthly Facebook Lives, and provides speaking engagements at local high schools and throughout the Columbus area. In August 2013 she was hired as an adjunct professor to the Health and Sports Sciences Department at Otterbein University educating undergraduate and graduate students.
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)