Leslie Ouellette

Currently, Leslie is the  SNAP-Ed Obesity Prevention Coordinator within the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation. Her work on the SNAP-Ed grant includes overseeing the training and implementation of policy, systems, and environmental related to nutrition for low-income families in Maine. In addition, Leslie assists in coordinating the social marketing initiatives of the grant including both print and online marketing. She is responsible for exploring and implementing new technology strategies to streamline processes for communication, data entry, among other program necessities. Lastly, Leslie connects with other SNAP-Ed implementing agencies across the U.S. to identify new initiatives and opportunities, keeping Maine's program current as well as continuing with evidence-based strategies. 

Leslie is the instructor for the nutrition course: Fundamentals of Healthy Cooking. In this course, students learn basic skills necessary to prepare nutritious meals with emphasis on food safety, cooking techniques, and meal planning.

Leslie holds professional affiliations with the following organizations:

  • Maine Public Health Association
  • The American Public Health Association


Master of Science in Human Nutrition

University of Maine, Orono


Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition

University of Vermont


Board Certifications and Licenses

Registered Dietitian

Licensed Dietitian


Foods & Nutrition

Human nutrition

Community Nutrition Education

program development

Nutrition Education

Food Assistance Programs

Food Safety

Obesity prevention

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Leslie Ouellette


M.S., R.D., L.D., MPH

Obesity Prevention Coordinator, Maine SNAP-Ed

Center for Excellence in Health Innovation

Adjunct Faculty - Nutrition

Portland Campus

Linnell Hall


(207) 221-4496

On Campus