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"Nutrition is a science, not an opinion."

Sally Hara, MS, RDN, CSSD

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to healthy eating. Making healthy choices when it comes to eating is an individual journey that depends on each person's lifestyle, medical history, and nutritional needs. What we choose to put in our bodies can have a significant impact on our performance and our overall health. 

As students, it is often challenging to find the time or resources to eat healthy meals in an intentional way. Food is often consumed on-the-go, between classes, or during late-night study sessions. It can also be difficult to know which choices are the healthiest when it comes to food. The cheapest, fastest options aren't always the best for us and even foods labeled as "healthy" don't always give us all of the nutrients our bodies need.

Students often have questions such as: 

Would you like to make an appointment with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist On-Campus?

University Student Health Nutrition ServicesThe Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) at Student Health can help you take nutrition information and personalize it to your lifestyle in a way that makes sense to you.  To make an appointment with the RDN, please call Student Health at (804) 828-8828. 

VCU Dine: The Registered Dietitian for VCU Dine is located in Shafer Court Dining Center. The RDN can help you with one-on-one consultations, tour the dining facilities, and assist with allergies and special dietary needs. To contact the RDN, please call (804) 828-1883 or email thornton-erin@aramark.com. 

Resources:

Eat Right. Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Eat Well on $4/Day Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown

FAQ's from Denise Cochran

Nutrition.gov

Proactive Eating

The Nutrition Source, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

USDA ChooseMyPlate.gov