The food that you eat directly affects how you feel, your energy level, and how well you concentrate. Good nutrition can provide the building blocks for a successful college career in addition to lowering the risk for diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Good nutrition, or healthy eating, can be confusing or misunderstood due to the abundance of misinformation in the media. It is important to get nutrition information from a reputable source, a Registered Dietitian. UNC Charlotte has a Registered Dietitian (RD) available to students at no cost. Receive help with healthy eating, managing your body weight, overcoming an eating disorder, or eating healthy on campus.
A registered dietitian (RD) is a credentialed nutrition professional who is qualified to practice medical nutrition therapy. A licensed RD is able to assess and prescribe individual nutrition plans to maximize health and lower disease risk/complications. After earning a bachelor’s degree, or higher, completing an intensive internship, and obtaining continuing education credits, an RD is capable of serving as a leader in nutrition education.
Individual nutrition counseling by a Registered Dietitian is available for a variety of nutrition related concerns including, but not limited to:
- High Cholesterol
- High Triglycerides
- High Blood Pressure
- Gastrointestinal Problems
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
- Disordered Eating
- Food Allergies or Tolerances
- General Healthful Eating
- Healthy Weight Management
- Meal Planning on a Budget
Make An Appointment
To make an appointment with the Registered Dietitian, call 704‑687‑7400. Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow enough time to check-in. See cancellation and late arrival information here.
Request A Presentation or Program
Our Registered Dietitian is available upon request and as schedule allows, to present nutrition information to classrooms, student groups, and sport teams. For more information or to schedule a program, call 704‑687‑7382.
Our Dietitian will read all questions received. Please review the nutritional resources for general information prior to sending your message. Answers to more specific questions are usually provided within 5 days.
We utilize a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of eating disorders. Our outpatient management team is composed of psychologist(s), physician(s), and a registered dietitian.