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Nutrition Education and Counseling

To make an appointment with Kate or Jenn, click this CALENDAR. 

If you have a diagnosis like a food allergy or celiac disease that requires meal accomodations, more information is available on the Dining Services site online.

To find tips on balanced nutrition, please reference the NOURISH campaign here.

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Meet Kate! 

Dining Services and the Office of Health Promotion offers nutrition consultations with the Administrative Dietitian, Kate Sweeney, MS, RD. Kate became interested in nutrition through sports performance. As a collegiate swim coach, Kate found that she did not know how to help the student-athletes optimize their nutrition. After reading about the subject, she decided to go to graduate school in nutrition. During this process, Kate transitioned from being a college swimmer to competing in triathlons in the US and internationally, using nutrition to optimize performance along the way. After becoming a dietitian, she worked in the hospital setting counseling patients, specifically in the areas of eating disorders, sports nutrition, obstetrics, lung transplant and wellness. Kate takes a non-diet, Intuitive Eating approach to counseling. She strives to help clients find balance in their eating and in their lives.  


Meet Jenn! 

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.  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.