Nutrition Services

The mission of the University Health Center Nutrition Service Department is to equip and support members of the campus community with the knowledge and skills needed to make and implement healthy nutrition choices today and for a lifetime. 

Nutrition Services include:

1. Nutrition Coaching Service

2. Individual nutrition consultations with a Registered Dietitian

3. Group Presentations

4. Helpful Nutrition Resources

 

Nutrition Coaching Service 

Registered Dietitian Consultation

Please note this service does not include Medical Nutrition Therapy. If you have nutrition related health issues such as diabetes, digestive disease, major food allergies, eating disorder etc., please refer to the registered dietitian.

Any health behavior change requires knowledge, skills and personal support. Habits, especially diet related, are not changed overnight. This service is designed to provide you with evidence based nutrition information, teach you the skills needed to develop a healthy way of eating and the support needed to solidify this way of eating for a lifetime.

This Free Program gives students/faculty/staff of the University of Maryland campus the opportunity to work with a nutrition coach (a trained senior dietetics intern, supervised by the campus Registered Dietitian) one-on-one to develop an individualized plan for meeting their dietary goals.

Individual nutrition plans focus on behavior change; developing dietary habits that fit into your lifestyle and which will support your nutrition goals today as well as sustaining them in the future. We believe that all foods can fit into a healthy diet and will teach you how to incorporate your favorites while meeting you dietary goals.

For more information or to make an appointment please call 301-314-5664 or email us at UHC-Nutrition@umd.edu.

Schedule an Appointment with a Nutrition Coach NOW!

A 50 minute, one-on-one clinical appointment with a Registered Dietitian. Follow-up sessions are 20 minutes in length.

The clinical appointment will include an assessment of nutritional status by means of participant’s medical history, past dietary practices and physical activity history.

The dietitian will provide recommendations/resources to help participants implement change to improve health and wellbeing through optimal dietary practices. 

There is a fee for each appointment with the Registered Dietitian. Students are charged $20.00 per visit.

All non-students are charged $55.00 per visit.

In an effort to ensure adequate and appropriate nutrition counseling for all who seek it, there is a 10 session limit (for students) for appointments with the Registered Dietitian. Students who would benefit from a longer duration or more intensive course of nutrition counseling (for example, weekly nutrition sessions) will be referred to a list of dietitians in the community. No show fees will be assessed if an appointment is missed or is not canceled or rescheduled within 24 hours.

To make an appointment with the Registered Dietitian, please call (301)314-8184.

If you are unsure which service is best for you, please call or email Jane Jakubczak (301)314-8140 or jjakubcz @ umd.edu