Nutrition counseling is available for full-time Dickinson students who are currently enrolled in classes at the College. Medical Nutrition Therapy is provided by a registered dietitian (RD) that can help tailor your diet to meet your personal health needs, which may include (but are not limited to):
General health and wellness
Type I and Type II diabetes
Digestive disorders (i.e., Celiac sprue, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Colitis, Diverticulitis)
High blood pressure
Food allergies or food intolerances
Vegetarian and vegan diet
Preconception and prenatal nutrition counseling
Student athletes or other active students
The dietitian can also assist you with:
Maintaining a healthy, balanced eating pattern to meet your individual nutrition needs
Making healthful dietary selections on and off campus
Setting realistic nutrition goals and strategies for achieving them
Identifying dietary behaviors that may contribute to the development of an eating disorder as well as make appropriate
Sports team nutrition assessments and team nutrition counseling
Students can schedule appointments by calling 717-245-1485 (or x1485 from a campus phone) or by visiting the office in the Kline Annex, 2nd floor. Initial consultations are scheduled for one hour. Follow-up appointments are arranged as needed. A clinical referral is not necessary.
Appointments are available Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Open Hours for Nutrition Services are available during the academic year on Mondays from 4-5 p.m. for students who have a few nutrition questions but are not sure that a full nutrition session is needed. Students are seen by the dietitian for a brief, individual visit, typically 15-20 minutes, on a first-come, first-served basis. Follow-up visits can be coordinated with the dietitian.