Areas of Expertise
Community-based learning, entrepreneurship, sports nutrition, recipe development.
University of North Florida
Florida State University
Jenna Braddock is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She has an eclectic career, working as a university instructor, nutrition media expert, blogger, nutrition counselor, recipe developer, and speaker. She regularly appears as a nutrition expert for both TV and print media and believes it is a powerful and fun way to reach people with the message of delicious nutrition.
Jenna is currently a faculty member in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of North Florida where she teaches Food Fundamentals Lab, Nutrition Education, and Community Nutrition courses. She also coordinates all the community involvement for undergraduate nutrition students.
As a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD), she works extensively with athletes of all levels, helping them achieve optimal performance through personalized approaches. She was the first ever sports Dietitian hired by Jacksonville University to work with all of their sports teams and now continues to work with a few teams at the University of North Florida. She recently began serving as a Nutrition Coach for the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute where she delivers their Corporate Athlete Program with a team of other professionals.
Prior to teaching at UNF, she worked for the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast for 6 years as a member of their Healthy Living team, providing nutrition counseling, inspiring presentations, developing nutrition curriculum, leading wellness initiatives, and coordinating the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.
She served as the President of the Jacksonville Dietetic Association in 2010 and was chosen as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Jacksonville Dietetic Association.
Jacksonville Dietetic Association President. 2010, 2011
Florida Dietetic Association Recognized Young Dietitian. 2010
Jacksonville Dietetic Association Recognized Young Dietitian. 2009
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
First Coast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Practice Group
Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition
Publications & Presentations
Contributing author to The Diet Selector: How to choose a diet perfectly tailored to your needs, edited by Judith Rodriguez. (2007, Running Press) and 200 Surefire Ways to Eat Well and Feel Better (2014).