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Nutrition Services and Consultations

Our Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) assists and guides students, faculty, and staff in developing healthy eating habits.

Schedule an Appointment


  • To schedule an appointment by phone, call 702-895-3370.
  • Same-day appointments (subject to availability):
    • Summer: Thursdays
    • Fall/Spring: Thursdays
  • Student Health Center no-show fees apply.
  • Patients are encouraged to keep a three-day food journal prior to appointment.


Current UNLV Faculty/Staff and their eligible dependents over the age of 18 may meet with the RDN as a service via the Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center. to schedule an appointment, call the FAST Center at 702-895-0630.

  • Scheduled or same-day appointments (subject to availability):
    • Summer: Thursdays 
    • Fall/Spring: Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Fee is due at time of check-in.
  • Patients are encouraged to keep a three-day food journal prior to appointment.

How to Schedule an Appointment

Students: 702-895-3370

Faculty/Staff: 702-895-0630


Students: RDN services are free for enrolled students who have paid the current semester/term Student Health Fee.
Faculty/Staff and eligible dependents: Current faculty/staff/eligible dependents over the age of 18 may schedule a RDN appointment for a fee. Fee due at time of check-in.

Role of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

The RDN provides objective, evidence-based nutrition information and clarifies nutrition myths and facts. The RDN can help you develop healthy eating habits that complement your individual lifestyle and exercise/activity level.

What Happens During A Visit?

A nutrition consultation includes, but is not limited to:

  • Evaluation of current eating habits and behaviors.
  • Review of your food journal: keeping a 3-day food journal prior to your appointment is requested
  • Development of personal nutrition goals to fit into your lifestyle.

An initial appointment is either 30-min or 60-min in length, depending on your reason for visit.

Common reasons for visits include: fad diets, sports nutrition, diabetes management, weight management, healthy eating habits, cholesterol or blood pressure management, and disordered eating/eating disorders.

Individuals with medical needs requiring nutritional modifications will receive individualized nutrition counseling based on their medical condition. NOTE: Some needs/conditions may be referred off-campus or to another medical provider.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) v. Nutritionist

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) has completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college and completed both academic and experiential requirements set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Dietetic Registration. The RDN must pass a professional exam and participate in continuing education to maintain credentialing.

In many states, a person must be an RDN to use the nutritionist title. In Nevada, a nutritionist can be anyone who chooses to use the title, regardless of whether or not the person has any training in nutrition.