Nutrition Consultations

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

Schedule an Appointment

Students

  • To schedule an appointment by phone, call 702-895-3370.
  • Same-day appointments (subject to availability):
    • Summer: Thursdays
    • Fall/Spring: Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Student Health Center no-show fees apply.

Faculty/Staff

Current UNLV Faculty/Staff and their eligible dependents over the age of 18 may meet with the RD 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

Brochures on eating well and healthy.

Cost

Free for current students who have paid the Student Health Fee. Current faculty/staff/eligible dependents over the age of 18 may schedule an appointment for a fee.

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.