Service Providers

Always Running Service Providers are specially chosen to strengthen the Always Running programs by providing on-site access to key services which help clients meet their training goals.

Green Lake Nutrition

Green Lake Nutrition is a full service nutrition and food counseling practice that aims to support clients in meeting their health goals and to help them feel empowered in their food and lifestyle choices. We provide individualized nutrition education, treatment planning, lab analysis, menu planning, grocery tours, cooking classes, motivational counseling, support groups, and life coaching.

Julie Starkel, MS, MBA, RD, CD

Julie has followed her passion for nutrition throughout her career, both with her education and her professional work. Her areas of interest include gastrointestinal health, sports nutrition, autoimmune disease management, weight loss and general health. She earned a Master of Science in Whole Foods Clinical Nutrition at Bastyr University, where she also completed her dietetic internship. She is a Registered and Certified Dietitian (RD/CD), a member of the American Dietetic Association, the Nutrition in Complementary Care practice group, and the Institute for Functional Medicine. Previously, she earned her MBA and BA in International Business, and has lived and worked in South America and Europe for several years. Her background includes the fitness, food, and nutritional supplement industries. Julie welcomes her clients’ goals and works together with them to achieve them through nutrition education, counseling support and good food ideas.

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Ying Yu, MS, CN, CHHC

Ying’s work is a unique approach that integrates nutrition therapy with nourishment psychology. Her area of focus is in personal growth through food and nourishment. She believes that to sustain long-term lifestyle change, we need to expand our thinking, attitudes, self-concept, and ways of coping to keep up with physical improvements. Ying’s goal is to help clients maintain food and lifestyle changes through building their nutrition knowledge, mind-body awareness, self-compassion, flexible thinking, emotional coping skills, and confidence in food choices. Ying is a Certified Nutritionist, Registered Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Holistic Health Counselor, who’s a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Seattle Counselors Association. She earned her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Health Psychology from Bastyr University, her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Amherst College, and her Certificate in Holistic Health Counseling from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is also a Transformational Nourishment Coach trained under Hale Sofia Schatz, author of If The Buddha Came To Dinner: How To Nourish Your Body To Feed Your Spirit.

To learn more about Ying, please visit

AR Nutritionist Ying Yu, Interviewed by Kiro Radio 97.3 FM!

Ying was interviewed recently on a nutrition study published in the British Medical Journal. The study found that eating fast until you're full triples your chance of becoming overweight.

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