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James Joseph Kenney

James Joseph Kenney, American nutrition research specialist. Diplomate American Board Nutrition; registered dietitian, California. Private United States Army, 1968-1969. Fellow American College Nutrition; member National Council Against Health Fraud (board directors).


  • Kenney, James Joseph was born on April 20, 1945 in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Henry and Margaret Teresa (McSweeny) Kenney.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, University Massachusetts, 1969. Master of Science in Nutrition, Rutgers University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition, Rutgers University, 1974.


    • Postdoctoral fellow University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1974-1975. Senior science analyst Franklin Institute, 1976. Assistant professor Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1977.

      Director Nutrition Associates, Santa Monica, California, 1978-1981. Director nutrition services ALTA Institute, Los Angeles, 1982-1985. Nutrition research specialist Pritikin Longevity Center, Santa Monica, California, since 1985.

      Instructor Pasadena (California) City College, 1986. Lecturer department kinesiology University California, Los Angeles, 1989-1991. Consultant Quaker Oats, Inc., Chicago, 1989-1991.

      Expert witness Municipal Court, Encino, California, 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Nutrition. Registered dietitian, California.


    • Author: The Los Angeles Diet, 1988. Contributor chapter to book.


    Private United States Army, 1968-1969. Fellow American College Nutrition. Member National Council Against Health Fraud (board directors).



    Tennis, bicycling.


    • father: James Henry Kenney
    • mother: Margaret Teresa (McSweeny) Kenney
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    Born April 20, 1945
    (age 72)