What is Nutrition Counseling?
In a nutrition counseling appointment, the campus dietitian works with a student to assess his or her dietary patterns and provides education, strategies, and personalized feedback. Appointments can be made with the campus dietitian for a variety of reasons:
- Establish a basic healthy diet
- Weight Loss
- Gaining weight
- Food allergies and/or intolerances
- Balanced vegetarian or vegan diets
- Diabetes medical nutrition therapy
- Disordered eating: bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa and binge eating disorder
- Intuitive eating skills
- Sports nutrition specifically tailored to student athletes
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal issues
Lifestyle changes are encouraged in the form of healthy nutrition and exercise. This approach is found to increase a person’s ability to reach and maintain a healthy weight for life rather than the usual dieting approach that creates only temporary results.
How do I make an appointment?
To arrange an appointment, please contact Marissa Rudley, MS, RD, LD at (208)-885-6717 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Appointments with the campus dietitian can be one-time or reoccurring, based on an individual's goals and care plan.
What should I expect?
A typical appointment is an hour in length. Students should check in at the Student Recreation Center's Main Office for their appointment. For an initial nutrition counseling appointment, an online nutrition pre-assessment will need to be completed online prior to an appointment.
How much does it cost?
There is a $15 per appointment, which is billed to the student's account.