Jill Merrigan, MS, RD

Jill Merrigan, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian

Growing up in Western Massachusetts with fresh produce and local farms, Jill developed a love for good food at an early age. Jill was an avid athlete throughout her childhood playing ice hockey and lacrosse and then collegiate level field hockey. Combining her love for good food with the need to properly fuel her body on the athletic field, Jill became passionate about nutrition and educating others.

At St. Lawrence University, Jill pursued a degree in English and following graduation she spent time in NYC working in the magazine industry.  Then moved to Boston to attend Simmons College in 2011 and embark on her career in nutrition. Jill continued on to complete her dietetic internship at Simmons College and pursue an MS in Applied Nutrition from Northeastern University. In 2015, Jill completed further training in the LEAH (Leadership Education Adolescent Health) Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. This training provided Jill with skills to work on a multidisciplinary team while becoming an expert in adolescent health and the outpatient management of eating disorders, obesity and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Currently, Jill is a full-time clinical outpatient dietitian at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Jill loves to take advantage of the New England scenery while running or hiking with friends or spending time with her family on the Cape Cod beaches.

Specialties

Pediatrics                    Weight Management        Eating Disorders                 Sports Nutrition