Nutrition Services

Individual nutrition counseling, seminars, and classes are offered by the Registered Dietitian. For information on fees or to make an appointment please call the Health Promotion Department at 706-542-8690 or schedule online.

If you have scheduled an appointment for individual nutrition counseling, please complete a 3-day Food Record and bring it with you to your appointment.

Individual Nutrition Counseling

Using a holistic approach to nutrition and health, registered dietitians at the University Health Center provide knowledge and practical skills according to each client’s individual needs and preferences to help them reach their health and wellness goals.

Common topics that can be addressed in nutrition counseling:

  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Grocery shopping
  • Intuitive/competent/balanced eating that includes all foods
  • Eating to fuel activity (recreational athletes)
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal issues, food allergies)
  • Disordered eating


Cost

Insurance is filed for counseling appointments as applicable.

Initial visit: $40 (fees paid), $80 (non fees paid)
30 minute follow-up visit: $20 (fees paid), $40 (non fees paid)
15 minute visit: $10 (fees paid), $20 (non fees paid)
Med Gem: $25 (fees paid), $50 (non fees paid)
Nutrition Kitchen Cooking Class: $5 (fees paid), $10 (non fees paid) *Cancellations not made within 24 hours will incur a no show fee for the price of the class.

Cooking Classes in the UHC Nutrition Kitchen

In the Nutrition Kitchen, a UHC Registered Dietitian teaches students how to choose budget-friendly, healthy food ingredients and prepare them into delicious, easy meals. Students get the opportunity to practice healthy cooking techniques, and afterwards enjoy the meal prepared in class. Class size is limited to 12 students and the cost is $5.00 per student ($10 for non fees paid). Please call 706-543-8690 to sign up, or go to www.uhs.uga.edu/nutrition/kitchen for more information.

Metabolic Rate Testing

The MedGem® indirect calorimeter by HealtheTech is an FDA approved handheld portable device that determines measured resting metabolic rate* (RMR). The Registered Dietitian can use the MedGem device to help individuals design an appropriate and healthy eating plan for weight gain, loss or maintenance. Call 706-542-8690 for more information or to make an appointment.


For Anyone Who Needs Help With An Eating Disorder:

University Health Center provides a variety of services for students with eating and body image issues, including an evaluation, short-term individual therapy, nutritional counseling, medical assistance, and/or other services as appropriate. These services are provided by a multi-disciplinary eating disorders treatment team.

For information about individual therapy, please call 706-542-2273 or check the CAPS website.
There are fees for some services.

If you’d like to set up an appointment with the dietitian to discuss nutrition counseling for a possible eating disorder, please call 706-542-8690 or schedule online.


Peer Nutrition Educators

For all students interested in food and nutrition information. Peer Nutrition Educators are nutrition and dietetics students who work with the Registered Dietitians at Food Services and the University Health Center to offer fun and informative programs to any interested student group.

Popular program topics include Healthy Weight Management and Eating on the Run, although other topics are available upon request.
To schedule a program call:
706 542-8690 - University Health Center or 706 542-7313 - UGA Food Services.


Peer Nutrition Advisement
Free, peer educator-led sessions that are open to all UGA students and supervised by campus registered dietitians. Sessions are 40 minutes in length with the goal of helping students meet their nutrition and wellness goals. Email pneadvisement@gmail.com to sign up.

Campus Nutrition Resources

UGA Food Services

For students on the meal plan:
Services provided include individual counseling, nutrition education stations, and an Eating Smart class offered Fall & Spring semesters.

All services are offered only to students on the meal plan and are free of charge.

For more information or to make an appointment please call the Katherine Ingerson, RD, LD, at 706-542-7313 or email ingerson@uga.edu. You can also visit the UGA Food Services website at www.uga.edu/foodservice.

Student Athletes

For UGA student athletes only:
Nutrition services are provided to athletes at the University of Georgia by a team of Registered Dietitians to include one-on-one counseling, dietary assessment, body composition assessment, team nutrition talks, and overall nutrition evaluation. For more information contact Maria Breen, MS, RD, CSSD, LD by email: Mbreen@sports.uga.edu.

Classes for Credit

For students of all majors:
FDNS 2100

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences offers a course in general nutrition titled Human Nutrition and Food. The focus of the class is to understand the relationship of nutrition and food choices to achieve optimal health of the individual throughout his or her life cycle.

For more information please call 706-542-4847.

Online Resources

Sites with nutrition information and great links:
University Health Center

ChooseMyPlate.gov

Web MD Health

The National Women’s Health Information Center

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Gatorade Sports Science Institute (sports nutrition)