At Ohio State, we provide the highest quality nutritional dietary counseling through our expert team of registered dietitians, nutritionists, chefs and more. It’s never too late to start eating healthier – whether you want to lose weight, your doctor has recommended a dietary change or you just want to eat healthier! Meet and learn more about our team of experts in nutrition and dietary services.

Get to know our team


Julie Meddles

Julie Meddles is no stranger to the hospital food service industry. Since age 16, her first job was at Memorial Hospital in Marysville, OH. She got a taste for the industry through various positions in trayline, dishroom, food preparation, grill cook, cashier and more. “It was during my time as a Food Service Worker that my interest in nutrition started due to the influence of the dietitians I worked for.” She pursued an undergraduate and additionally a Masters degree from The Ohio State University. She has been with the hospital for 20 years now in various nutrition services roles at main and also at East Hospital. She began her director position this past January. “People give me the most energy and happiness every day. It’s why I enjoy my job. I value our staff and being an advocate for them and developing leaders in all of them. Additionally, I value how we can make a difference for our patients, because ultimately that is who we are here for.” Julie also noted, “Not many people realize how hard food service operation is, how we feed 3500 patient meals and over 5000 café meals a day.”

Outside of work Julie is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two sons. She enjoys OSU football and Columbus Blue Jackets hockey, Star Wars and Marvel movies. Reading, taking walks and hiking are ways she likes to de-stress.

Julie credits her father and mentors for helping guide her throughout her career. “My father instilled in me a strong work ethic and integrity. My first boss, Jennifer Guy, taught me so much about healthcare, clinical care and patient care. Three strong women, Carol Deringer, Mary Angela Miller and Julie Jones, helped develop me into the leader I am today. Diane Gordon at East Hospital, many friends, peers and leaders at OSU, I value and look to for support still to this day.”

For more on Julie Meddles and her staff, visit here.


  • Nutrition Services retail division continues to serve more patients, visitors, staff and students each day.  The traditional BistrOH! cafeteria offers a wide variety of daily options to include ethnic cuisine, pizza by the slice, made to order omelets, hot or cold sandwich options, salads, soups and much more.  Open 6a-8p everyday including holidays.  The following locations are also operated through nutrition services and positioned throughout the medical center.
  • NuerOH! BistrOH! is located in the Brain and Spine Hospital and open 7:30a-3p Monday-Friday.  It offers made to order fruit smoothies, Crimson Cup hot and iced coffees, homemade pastries and grab and go sandwich and salad options
  • Bloch Café is located in the James Hospital on the 14th floor.  Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7a-10a and 11a-7p.  Weekends for brunch from 10a-2p.  The Bloch offers made to order breakfast, lunch and dinner options from a select menu.  Creative recipes are developed that incorporate ingredients used in cancer prevention.  During late spring through early fall additional seating is available outside on the terrace.
  • BistrOH! To Go is located on the concourse and offers a quick stop for grab and go items such as prepared salads, sandwiches, wraps, snacks, bottled beverages and Crimson Cup coffee.  Hours of operation are 10:30p-6a seven days a week.
  • Additional BistrOH! To Go locations are available at offsite OSUWMC locations with specialty services.
  • Our catering department provides exceptional and creative menu options to fit any special event or meeting you have scheduled.  Box lunches, buffet-style meals, breakfast options, afternoon snacks or after hour events, our catering staff prepares everything fresh and custom to your event.  Contact to plan your next event.

Clinical Dietitian Services

  • At Ohio State, our nutrition team includes highly educated and experienced dietitians with expertise in all areas of nutrition. Our expert team of dietitians provide the highest quality nutrition counseling and offer services for a variety of nutrition related conditions or diseases and can help tailor a diet specific to your individual needs. Not only do our dietitians focus on your nutrition while you are in the hospital, but we also have a variety of outpatient services available. Individual sessions include nutritional assessment, counseling and education while providing you with the tools and resources to help you live a healthier life.  Whatever your dietary need, our dietitians at Ohio State can help!

  • Our team is happy to work with the media to share-up to-date nutrition research and debunk nutrition myths.  To contact our staff, please visit the following website:

  • To schedule a one-on-one consult with one of our expert dietitians, call one of the following resources below:
    • General Nutrition – central scheduling at 614-293-4333
    • Sports Medicine counseling and testing – 614-293-3600
    • Integrative Medicine – 614-293-9777
    • Weight Management Program – 614-366-6675

Patient Services

Our Patient Nutrition Services staff is committed to providing high quality care and nourishment through meals prepared to your individual taste by a professionally trained and certified chef.  A Nutrition Services staff member will work with you to select your meals, made to your taste, or you may also select your meals on your “in room” My Chart Bedside tablet.  We offer specials each meal prepared by our chefs, as well as, numerous other daily options to accommodate your individual preferences.  Many snack and beverage selections are also available on your patient care floor anytime.  In total, we serve over 20,000 meals to patients each week.

Community Education

Nutrition services goes far beyond the medical center walls.  We want to empower our community on how to create a healthy lifestyle full of color and flavor through the well balanced foods we eat.  We partner with numerous organizations to provide education and cooking demonstrations that promote healthy food choices.