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Faculty Profile

Jule Anne Henstenburg, M.S., R.D., LDN

Director, Nutrition Program


St. Benilde Tower 3004

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Jule Anne Henstenburg received a B.S. in Nutrition Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1982 and an M.S. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University in 1985. Early in her career, she worked in pharmacology research at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine and in clinical research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After obtaining her Registered Dietitian (R.D.) credential, she worked as a clinician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she specialized in treatment of inborn errors of metabolism and was Manager of Outpatient Nutrition. She has also been a consultant for Pennsylvania State Early Intervention Programs and co-owner of a private practice specializing in pediatric nutrition.

Ms. Henstenburg has been Director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition at La Salle since the start of the Program in 1999 and was Founding Director of La Salle’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics in 2003. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Policy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  Her research interests focus on the use of qualitative methods for the study of food access in low income, urban neighborhoods.

Ms. Henstenburg is currently a member of the La Salle University Service Learning Committee and the Executive Committee for the La Salle Health and Nutrition Project. She is also active in professional organizations including the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association as Chair of the Continuing Education Approval Committee for Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Society for Nutrition Education where she serves on the Program Committee. 

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric nutrition
Health policy


M.S., Cornell University 1985
B.S., Pennsylvania State University 1982


Lifecycle nutrition
Community nutrition
Nutrition education
Counseling, capstone in nutrition


Earl, G.L. and Henstenburg, J.A. Dietary approaches to hypertension: A call to pharmacists to promote lifestyle change. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2012; 52:637-645.

Henstenburg, J.A.  Childhood Obesity. In: Clinical Case Studies for the Nutrition Care Process. Emery, E.Z., ed., Jones and Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA, 2011.

Henstenburg, J.A. Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages for Obesity Control: The Need to Talk in “Code”. Delaware Valley Chapter Society for Nutrition Education Newsletter, Fall 2010.

Henstenburg, J.A. and Adams, S.A.  An Experiential Approach to Building Nutrition Couseling Skills and Cultural Competency in Undergraduate Didactic Program Students. Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Newsletter, Summer 2010.


“Caring and the Family Meal: Solutions for Success”. Co-presented with Susan Adams, MS, RD, LDN, 33rd International Association for Caring Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 2012.

“Diet, Medications, and Self-care: Focus on Pre-diabetes, Cardiovascular, and Bone Health”. Co-presented with Grace Earl, Pharm D, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Annual Conference, King of Prussia, PA, September 23, 2011.

“Food Policy: Fact and Fantasy”. Keynote Speaker, Pennsylvania Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, King of Prussia, PA, April 15, 2011.

“Hunger in Philadelphia” – Explorer Café: Interdisciplinary faculty and student discussion series on economic justice.  LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA, November 17, 2010.

Honors, Awards

Keystone Award for Professional Leadership, Pennsylvania Dietetic Association, 2012

Commission on Dietetic Registration Doctoral Scholarship, American Dietetic Association Foundation, 2011