Kathryn J. Pollard, MS


I have the greatest job in the world as a researcher of health, lifestyle, plant-based nutrition, and as a nutrition educator teaching others about the powers of a whole-food plant-based diet, as I get to be witness to countless people improving their health, gaining vitality, combating disease, and also eating in the most beneficial way to preserve our planet.

 I am proud to work within the American College of Lifestyle Medicine as research projects manager. I am also an adjunct faculty for the University of New England online graduate program in applied nutrition, and co-founder of the Sustainable Diet transition program, which offers the tools and support to successfully adopt an optimal, sustainable diet. Previously I served as an instructor for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies for many years.

Since becoming one of the first graduates of Dr. Campbell’s eCornell course in plant-based nutrition in 2009 I have wanted nothing more than to educate others about his life-changing message and the research indicating the powerful health benefits of eating whole plant foods. The benefits go far beyond personal health, to that of the planet, and I speak and write about the power of whole plant foods whenever I can, including as a regular contributor to ThriveGlobal, author of the upcoming book Eating Does It, among many publications and conferences,

Understanding the mechanisms leading to optimal health is a passion, and teaching others the simplicity and far-reaching effects of a whole plant food diet is an ongoing pleasure. It started with the decision to marry and have children, and a determination to produce and raise the healthiest kids possible, and to turn them into responsible global citizens. Now that they are wildly successful adults it is evident that I have succeeded. They are healthy, bright, brilliant plant-powered citizens meaningfully engaged in society. My hope is for you to experience the same benefits of eating correctly, to improve your life and the lives of countless others.

Education and Training

  • MS in Applied Clinical Nutrition, New York Chiropractic College
  • BS in Mass Communication, University of California, Berkeley
  • Certification in plant-based nutrition, the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
  • Training in Motivational Interviewing (2016/2017)
  • Wellness Forum facilitator (previously)
  • Presently studying for certification through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Kathy Pollard

Eating Does It: Healing Ourselves and Our Planet with Food
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