Center for
Health Advocacy and Wellness

Nutrition Services

It can be a challenge for students to choose quick, easy, inexpensive and healthy food options in the midst of their hectic school, work, and extracurricular commitments. The goal of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDNs) and Nutrition Educators (NEs) are to help you optimize your nutrition to support overall wellness.

Nutrition Care Philosophy

We utilize evidenced based, peer-reviewed research and national nutrition guidelines to provide the best care. We embrace a wellness versus weight philosophy, health at every size, and a non-diet, mindful and intuitive eating approaches. We do not provide weight loss counseling. We help students incorporate balance, variety, and moderation in all food choices, improve their relationship with food, learn to identify and trust our natural hunger and fullness cues, and promote body positivity to achieve overall wellness.

What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Nutrition Educator?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) has extensive education and training necessary to provide appropriate, safe, scientific and evidence-based nutrition guidance. Our RDNs are licensed in the State of Florida and obtain continuing education required for the maintenance of both state licensure and national registration.

Nutrition Educator (NE) – a graduate student in Dietetics. NE receives training in motivational interviewing, counseling techniques, and behavior change theories as well as ongoing supervision from the RDN. NE does not provide specific macronutrient recommendations or specialized diets. Additionally, they are trained to screen and individuals who have more complicated nutrition concerns.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Call (850) 644-8871 to schedule an appointment.

Cost:

When should I consider seeking nutrition services?

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) can help with any nutrition concerns you may have. Concerns include, but are not limited to, poor appetite, low energy, anemia, digestive problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sports nutrition, food allergies, food cravings, emotional eating, overeating, negative body image, disordered eating, or eating disorder.

RDNs work with the FSU Multidisciplinary Eating Disorders Treatment Team to best manage your care. More information here: What College Women Should Know About Eating Disorders and What College Men Should Know About Eating Disorders

What should I expect when I meet with a RDN or NE?

At your initial appointment you will complete an intake form which asks questions about your nutrition concerns, current food intake and exercise patterns, and medical history. The RDN or NE will then strategize with you to create an individualized eating plan, set behavior change goals, and follow up to monitor your progress.

Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness:
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