Health & Wellbeing

this is our philosophy

It’s simple. We believe that good food is essential to a healthy life. Our commitment is to help you power your life on campus with good food and a dining program that makes it easy for you to eat right.

It’s why we have healthy and wholesome choices available every day and it’s why we have nutrition and wellbeing programs that help take some of the mystery out of healthy living.

Registered Dietitian

Kathy Jaracz, MS, RD, LDN, is a nationally recognized Registered Dietitian. Kathy studied Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University, followed by earning a Masters Degree in Community Health Education at Merrimack College. Kathy sees food as something that matters. Food can be used to optimize performance, improve our physical and mental health, bring joy, or connect us with others. She is excited to engage with students to help find nutritious and delicious meals on campus. Outside of work Kathy enjoys golfing, weightlifting, watching basketball, and spending time with family and friends.

Our Health & Wellness Manager, Kathy, works closely with the culinary team and management staff to ensure a variety of nutrient-dense food options are available across campus each and every day. Healthy dining options are vital for overall well-being and nourishing the campus community is our top priority.

Kathy is available to provide guidance to ensure healthy eating as a lifestyle here on campus. Kathy can aid the campus with dietary allergies or preferences as well as provide individual and group nutrition tours to familiarize the campus community with the dining opportunities. Kathy will be providing specialized presentations and tabling events throughout the year to increase awareness between nutrition and healthy living.

What else can I contact Kathy for?
  • Residential dining venue tours to familiarize guests (individuals or groups) with our menu options and how we achieve our culinary commitments.
  • Guidance navigating dining hall menu options for any students particularly those with dietary allergies and/or dietary preferences.
  • If your group or organization would like to partner with Harvest Table for a health and wellness event, please contact Kathy above.
  • If you have any questions about medical nutrition therapy, please contact the health center at (413) 748-3175 to schedule an appointment with the outpatient dietitian.

Contact Kathy

Contact Our Registered Dietitian