A healthy diet is an important component for a thriving body and mind. The foods we consume play an important role in how we feel now and prevention of future disease. Students can either meet with a peer nutrition counselor or a registered dietitian depending on their needs. Appointments with peer nutrition counselors and the registered dietitian are free of charge.
Peer Nutrition Counseling is offered during the fall semester beginning the first week of October and ending the first week of December, and the spring semester beginning the first week of March and ending the first week of May. Peer nutrition counselors can provide helpful information about healthy eating on the go, incorporating healthy foods on a budget, or making dietary changes for cholesterol or high blood pressure.
For more complex medical issues or eating disorders, please make an appointment with the Registered Dietitian.
Before making an appointment for peer nutrition counseling, you must complete a Confidential Intake Form which lets the peer nutrition counselor know what type of information you want to discuss during the session. You can get this form at the Office of Wellness & Health Promotion and make the appointment after completing the form, or you can print the form and bring it to the Office of Wellness & Health Promotion to make the appointment. Appointments can only be made over the phone if we already have your completed Confidential Intake Form - PDF.
A registered dietitian is available for students who have medically complex nutrition concerns such as diabetes or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). The registered dietitian is also available to see students with eating disorders.
To make an appointment with the registered dietitian, please call (562) 985-4609. After the appointment is made, you will need to fill out an appointment questionnaire through the online patient portal. This online questionnaire must be completed before you see the registered dietitian.
Our nutrition workshop is taught by peer educators in the Student Health Services. This workshop covers healthy eating on a budget, preparing fast and healthy meals, benefits of eating a healthy diet, and intuitive eating.