The popular Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating program was launched with the help of nutrition and dietetics graduate Kathleen Corcoran Tuntland ’76.

She partnered with Sutton in 1985 to co-found the business that prepares and delivers healthy meals. Tuntland patented the diet, oversaw construction of a 30,000-square-foot facility, and became chief operations officer. She was instrumental in transforming a vision into a multi-million dollar business. From the start of her career at a health resort to managing a Pizza Hut, Tuntland practiced her love for food preparation and service.

She followed her passion despite a battle against cancer, which ended with her death in 2012.