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Nutrition Care: What to Expect

Nutrition care is tailored to each individual; we partner with you to offer guidance while you keep ownership of your personal goals. Your first appointment with a dietitian will last for one hour. This assessment will include a review of your health history, eating and activity patterns, and lifestyle factors relevant to your nutrition-related goals. We will then work together to determine next steps to address your needs. This may involve:

  • Exploring information - using evidence-based nutritional science, sorting myths vs facts
  • Building skills - budgeting, planning, preparing, and selecting nutritionally sound meals & snacks
  • Examining beliefs - identifying choices consistent with your values, exploring your relationship with food
  • Developing behavioral strategies - creating actionable plans, determining effective practices


Follow-up appointments last about 30 minutes. These sessions will focus on the supports and barriers you are facing while working to achieve your nutrition-related goals.

Course of Care

In an effort to ensure adequate and appropriate nutrition counseling for all students who seek it, anywhere from one to 12 sessions may be offered. Students who would benefit from a longer duration or more intensive course of nutrition counseling may be referred to another registered dietitian in the community. Exceptions to this policy may be made in extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis. The dietitian will work with each patient individually to determine the appropriate plan of care.