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Julia Nordgren, MD, ’13 is the pediatric lipid specialist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Palo Alto, CA. She is an expert in childhood obesity, cholesterol disorders, and is also a trained chef. She received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and is a board-certified pediatrician. Julia has a specialty practice that focuses on dyslipidemias, weight management, and heart disease prevention. In 2012, she took a break from her medical practice to dive into her life-long dream of pursuing culinary training. She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America’s accelerated culinary arts program with honors in 2013. Her healthy cooking style draws from the many great techniques of cuisines all over the world. She incorporates culinary medicine into her daily practice by providing practical tools and tips for families to enjoy more delicious, health-supporting food. She has taught healthy cooking classes to companies, individuals, and developed a culinary medicine elective at Dartmouth Medical School. Julia loves developing recipes and talking about food whenever possible and is the author of The New Family Table (Story Farm, 2019). Visit her at! (Palo Alto, CA)