NARH Nutrition Counseling Staff
Whether you're ready to lose weight, improve your eating habits, manage your diabetes - or something else - we're here to help! Outpatient nutrition counseling is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends by request.
Our Nutrition Services Staff
Kristin Irace, RD, LDN: Kristin plans and directs the nutritional care of patients at NARH as the Clinical Nutrition Manager. This includes assessments of nutritional status and educational needs, development and implementation of the nutrition therapy plan, reassessment of patients, and monitoring and evaluation of the nutrition care plan. She also provides nutrition education via individualized diet counseling, classes, and lectures to hospital patients, health professionals, and community members. Kristin coordinates the Young at Heart Program in the North Adams School system and is actively involved in many REACH programs.
Kristin’s professional interests include childhood obesity, general nutrition and wellness, and weight control.
Amy Deacon, RD: Amy works primarily in the outpatient setting at North Adams Regional Hospital. She provides individual nutrition counseling on a variety of topics for people of all ages. She counsels individuals on topics such as diabetes and high cholesterol, weight loss or gain, and healthy eating for the entire family, just to name a few. Amy, a native of Chicopee, Massachusetts, holds a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She completed her dietetic internship through Sodexo's Distance Education program, completing her internship in October, 2010.