Nutrition Services Success Story
Sarah, a 19 year old student at Georgia State University, is currently having issues adapting to living on her own away from her family. Due to her busy schedule, she often times skips breakfast making her first meal of the day a slice of pizza and fries with a soft drink sometime in the late afternoon between classes. Sarah has a difficult time focusing in class due to her frequent headaches, loss of focus and lack of energy. In addition, she feels stressed out and overwhelmed about classes and doesn’t make any time to work out.
Luckily for Sarah, Georgia State University offers nutrition support free of charge at the Student Health Clinic and the Counseling and Testing Center. Registered Dietitians at the Student Health Clinic offer specialized support for students who may be struggling with pre-existing diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypertension, Crohn’s disease, eating disorders and being very underweight/overweight. The Counseling and Testing Center offers specialized support with eating disorders, eating behaviors and counseling regarding special dietary needs. The Recreation Center also offers nutrition support, support with weight loss and personal training for a fee.
A Registered Dietitian is a licensed and registered professional who has completed a degree in health sciences.
- A Registered Dietitian can:
- Provide nutrition support
- Help you set wellness goals
- Perform a nutrition assessment based on body measurements
- Discuss changing lifestyle behaviors through scheduling meals and snack times
- Discuss eating patterns and composition of meals
- Give you cooking tips and help you make a grocery list
- Assist in creating workout schedules to fit in exercise
- Make individualized meal plans to fit with your lifestyle
After Sarah visited the Student Health Clinic and met with the Registered Dietitian, she started making small changes towards improving her lifestyle. She began working out for 30 minutes three times a week and changing her eating habits, which led to less stress and more energy. Now she’s doing better in class and feels like she can manage her time better.
If you would like assistance from a registered dietitian, call 404-413-2171 to schedule an appointment. For more information on the services, please visit the Student Health Clinic, Counseling and Testing Center and Recreational Services websites.