What should I expect during an appointment with the nutrition counselor for an eating concern/eating disorder?

What should I expect during an appointment with the nutrition counselor for an eating concern/eating disorder?

During an appointment, the Nutrition Counselor will... 

  • Interview you and acknowledge your food issues and concerns in a safe and confidential atmosphere
  • Review the impact the eating concern/eating disorder may have on your physical, emotional and cognitive health
  • Wor closely with medical and psychological services to provide comprehensive care, as needed
  • Help you with developing a healthy relationship with food and normalized eating.
  • Collaborate with you to personalize nutritional goals. Goals are designed according to the student’s readiness to change and his/her stage of recovery.
  • Share rsources with you such as books and Web sites are provided.

You can make an appointment with the Nutrition Counselor online or by calling (603) 862-3823. Visits are offered at no-charge for students who have paid their mandatory fees. 

Make an Appointment with a Health Care Practitioner for Further Assessment

Many people believe that they can manage their eating concern without help but the most successful treatment involves support from a team of professionals including a nurse practitioner/physician, a therapist, and a nutritionist. Eating concerns are complex disorders affecting physical, social, emotional and mental health. The sooner an eating concern/eating disorder is addressed, the faster the recovery time.

The following resources are available at UNH to all students: