U of I Students: $20 per session
Approximate session length
Initial sessions are 60 minutes. Follow up appointments are 45 minutes.
How to schedule an appointment
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with Marissa Rudley, registered dietitian.
What is Nutrition Counseling?
In a nutrition counseling appointment, the campus dietitian works with a student to assess their 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 eating pattern
- Weight management
- Food allergies, sensitives or intolerance
- 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
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Prenatal nutrition
Lifestyle changes are encouraged in the form of nutrition and physical activity. 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. Each counseling appointment is individualized and focuses on creating a collaborative, supportive environment for lasting behavior change. Whether you are interested in a one-time meeting or multiple sessions, an individualized plan can be developed for you.
If you have observed behaviors in your friend or roommate that suggest an eating disorder, you are in a position to help.