Author Bios

PictureKate Sweeney is a graduate of the Friedman School of Nutrition with a Master’s in Nutrition Communication (’11) and from Simmons with a Certificate from the  Didactic Program in Dietetics. She was a collegiate swim coach for four years prior to graduate school and graduated from Tufts University (Biology, ’05). Kate is currently working at WIC (Womens, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program) and will be attending Brigham and Women’s Hospital for her Dietetic Internship in October 2012.  Kate is an avid cook and triathlete.



Xuan Qin is currently a master student in the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition program at the Friedman School of Nutrition. She graduated from Purdue University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Food and Nutrition and a specialization in Dietetics.
Xuan grew up in Beijing, China, and has always had a passion of combining the concept of Chinese medicine with scientific researches. She appreciate the concept of “food therapy” in the theories of Chinese medicine, and believes that empirical traditional nutrition beliefs can in fact facilitates scientific research in nutrition rather than acting in opposition to it.


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