Kristin Kessler a project manager in the Department of Health and Wellness for the City of Kingston where she manages New York State grant-funded Creating Healthy School and Communities program (CHSC). CHSC works towards making Kingston a healthier place to live for everyone by supporting policy, system, and environmental changes that increase equitable access to nutritious foods and opportunities for physical activity in our schools and communities. Additionally, she supports Live Well Kingston, in particular the Heal Well and Eat Well focus groups.
As a registered dietitian nutritionist for over a decade, she has worked in a variety of roles from teaching family nutrition workshops to nutrition communications for food brands to advocating for equitable nutritious food access at a large food bank. After exploring the field of dietetics, she ultimately found her greatest passion was in exploring how to make food and healthcare systems more accessible and affordable for everyone. She strongly believes that equitable access to nutritious food is a right, not a privilege.
Kristin lives in Woodstock with her husband, son, and dog, where she is a part of the Woodstock Complete Streets Committee. In her free time she enjoys hiking, biking, teaching yoga, and exploring all of the charming nooks and crannies the Hudson Valley and Catskills have to offer.