Kate Sweeney Nutrition

Providing caring and evidence-informed virtual
Food & Nutrition Therapy Services

Kate Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN

Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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My exploration into nutrition stems from my desire to marry two loves: food and helping people feel better, both physically and emotionally. My passion for food and nutrition began when I made the connection between nutrition and performance while working as a collegiate swim coach, after having swum for 4 years at Tufts University.

As a dietitian nutritionist who specializes in disordered eating, gastrointestinal concerns, and nutrition during pregnancy, I help clients explore and improve their relationship with food, movement, and body image. My goal is to help you eat in a fun and sustainable way, one focused on body trust and choosing food that meets your health, sensory, medical, social, cultural, financial, and emotional needs. I will listen, provide evidence-informed answers, debunk nutrition myths, bring (actual!) food into our work, and collaborate with you to create a plan suited for your needs. 

I have extensive experience in food service, working at Boston College Dining Services, as their Administrative Dietitian for 5+ years. I enjoy testing and creating recipes; writing menus; providing staff training on food allergy management; and promoting plant-forward purchasing and eating.

 

Eating disorder prevention is of significant interest. I have presented on this topic at multiple conferences, led the development of prevention guidelines at Boston College, taught a course to college students to improve DE outcomes, and am a Body Project facilitator. 

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I enjoy swimming, cooking, hiking, reading, and jigsaw puzzles.

 

 

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Education:

- BS, Biology, Tufts University (2005)

- MS Nutrition Communication, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University (2011)

- Certificate in Didactic Practice in Dietetics (DPD) from Simmons College, currently known as Simmons University (2012)

- Dietetic internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital (2012-13)

Experience: 

- Nutritionist for the Women, Infants, & Children (2011-2013)

- Senior outpatient dietitian (specialty in obstetrics) and manager of the Nutrition and Wellness Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital (2013-2017)

- Administrative Dietitian Nutritionist at Boston College Dining services (2017-Aug 2022)

- Co-lecturer, Boston College, Thinking about Food, Body and Self-Care , Spring 2022

- Consultant & Clinical Dietitian, Tufts University (2021-22)

- Owner, private practice (since 2014)

Certifications & Professional Memberships:

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Massachusetts Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN), International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, Body Project Facilitator, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (received 2017)

 

Why You?

Many people have hesitations about seeing a nutritionist. This is understandable- food is personal! It is not always something we like to talk about. We all have unique needs and stories! Below are just a few examples of clients I serve.

Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

I am trained in nutrition therapy for eating disorders and disordered eating. And, often times, these concerns can overlap with GI issues and/or pregnancy. Together, we will work toward managing your needs holistically, decreasing the emotional pain you may feel around food while cultivating a positive relationship with your body, food and eating. 

Intuitive Eating
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Intuitive Eating is practicing body trust to help make food choices that feel good and are nourishing without any judgment. As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, I can help you understand your bodily cues around hunger and fullness, your emotions around eating, and the connection between body image, food, exercise and emotional wellbeing.

Study/Living Abroad

Often times, college students or traveling ex-pats with disordered eating, GI diagnoses, or other nutrition concerns struggle to find care. I can help fill this gap by providing telehealth services to clients studying or living abroad.

Pregnancy & Gastrointestinal Diagnoses

There are unique and increased nutrition needs during preconception, pregnancy, postnatal, and breastfeeding. And, GI conditions like SIBO, Crohns, Celiac disease, constipation, and more can be difficult to manage. I provide specialized nutrition counseling for individuals with these concerns.

Services

Initial Consultation

Become a client! Our first meeting will be 75 minutes. We will review your goals and eating patterns along with medical history, food habits, and lifestyle. Then, we will work together to discuss next steps around meeting your goals. The initial consultation will cost $200. I am out-of-network with insurance. I can provide insurance superbills for reimbursement. 

Follow-Up Consultations

For returning clients. We will evaluate your progress and continue to work on new goals and discuss overcoming barriers along the way. The cost of the follow-up consultations is $140 for each visit (50 minutes). 

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Contact Kate

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Phone

508-560- 1550

Email
Serving Clients in:

Massachusetts and the EU.

 

- Anne

"I could not have gotten through eating disorder recovery without Kate. She helped me heal my relationship with food and gave me my life back in a way that I did not think was possible. When I first started working with Kate, every meal was a battle and stress over eating occupied most of my thoughts and kept me from living my life. Kate’s compassion and authenticity created a safe space for me to explore my fears and instilled a sense of optimism in me that I truly could recover. "

- Amanda

"Working Kate was one of the best things I did for myself and my family. Working with her I have been able to rethink many of the beliefs about body size that were instilled in me as a child and had caused me a lot of unhappiness in my life. With Kate I was able to tear down these beliefs and build up new healthier ones that are now bringing me much more peace, happiness, and health in my life. "

- Daniela

"Kate was a great resource for me as I began my prenatal journey. Her expertise in athletes and pre/post-natal nutrition were exactly what I was looking for! Through the beginning of my pregnancy, Kate offered me really good guidance on how to keep my eating balanced, which helped me feel healthy in the first trimester while also staying active and confident I could keep my weight gain healthy throughout my pregnancy."

- Diana

" Kate guided me through eating disorder recovery with compassion, empathy and creativity. Professional, intelligent and intuitive - Kate was my resource and my rock through a very challenging and isolated time in my life. I am now in full recovery and living the fullest life possible, which I attribute to my work with Kate."

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