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Nutrition Education and Counseling

Dining Services offers nutrition consultations with nutritionists, Kate Sweeney, MS, RDN, and Jenn Heinen, MS, RDN, on a variety of topics including healthy eating, vegan/vegetarian eating, food allergies, and health concerns like gastrointestinal issues, diabetes, disordered eating, and more.  To learn how a nutrition appointment works, check out the video below.  You can set up an appointment with Kate or Jenn by e-mailing Kate at or making the appointment via this calendar.



Jennifer Heinen received her Master's of Nutrition Science from Boston University.  In addition to her work at Boston College, Jennifer also sees clients in her private practice, and creates content on nutrition topics for health and lifestyle blogs.  Previously she was a nutritionist at the Boston Conservatory, Jewish Family & Children's Service, and Good Samaritan Hospital.  Jenn has taught undergraduate nutrition and health at UMass Lowell.  She currently sits on the board of the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) and was chosen as Emerging Leader in 2018 by the MAND.  Jennifer's passion for nutrition grew from her love for food and cooking.  She focuses on maximizing health while navigating digestive concerns, food allergies and intolerances, and empowering students to eat well with a busy lifestyle.

If you have a diagnosis like a food allergy or celiac disease that requires meal accommodations, click here for more information