SHAC offers one-on-one nutrition counseling for students who would like to work on their diet. Consultations are with a Registered Dietitian and focus on nutrition assessment and client-centered goal setting.
Who is a Registered Dietitian?
A registered Dietitian is an expert in food and nutrition who has:
- Completed a Bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college.
- Completed an accredited supervised practice program.
- Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Completed continuing professional education requirements to maintain registration.
Dietitians are equipped to work with clients on setting nutrition goals and finding strategies to meet those goals. The dietitian will not act as the “food police” or give a generic meal plan. Rather, she will work with you from where you are at, to optimize your nutrition and relationship with food.
Reasons to Meet with a Registered Dietitian
The Registered Dietitian can give support in:
- Healthful eating on campus
- Medical concerns (diabetes, food allergies, heart health, etc.)
- Emotional issues with food and eating
- Making improvements to current eating habits
- Grocery shopping and meal planning
- Vegetarian nutrition
- Healthy eating on a budget
- Fitness nutrition
How to Make an Appointment
To make a nutrition appointment, please call the SHAC front desk at 503-725-2800. You will need to complete the Nutrition Intake Counseling Form and Three Day Food Record prior to your appointment. You can download these nutrition forms here: "nutrition paperwork," or you can pick them up from the SHAC front desk. If you are concerned with your weight, it may also be helpful for you to fill out the "Intuitive Eating Scale," however this is not necessary.
If you struggle with an eating disorder or disordered eating patterns, you may opt to fill out the more appropriate form, "Disordered Eating Intake Form." In addition, please fill out the "Intuitive Eating Scale." Please leave 15 minutes to finish these questionnaires. You may keep track of your food prior to the appointment. If you find it triggering to do this, please skip this activity.