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.