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Nutrition Clinic

Free, individual nutrition counseling is available to Penn State students through the Nutrition Clinic. Services are provided by a registered dietitian in a supportive and positive environment. Our dietitians can help tailor your diet to meet your personal and cultural preferences and health needs, some of which may include:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Digestive disorders
  • Eating disorders/disordered eating
  • Food allergy, intolerance, and/or sensitivity
  • Vegetarian and vegan diet
  • General health and wellness

Weight Management Program

The Weight Management Program is a specialty service offered through the Nutrition Clinic. Participants in the twelve-week program will meet with a registered dietitian for 6 visits to discuss personal dietary and fitness goals. Students with the following health needs are encouraged to enroll in the program:

  • Prediabetes
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Metabolic syndrome

Our registered dietitians can also assist you with:

  • Identifying dangerous dietary behaviors that may contribute to the development of an eating disorder. Learn more about Healthy Eating and Living Support services at Penn State
  • Making appropriate referrals
  • Maintaining a healthy, balanced eating pattern while coping with the pressures of campus life
  • Designing a nutritious meal plan within limited financial resources
  • Making healthful selections in the dining commons
  • Setting realistic nutrition goals and strategies for achieving them

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 814-863-0461 or through myUHS. Initial consultations last one hour and follow-up appointments are arranged as needed. A clinical referral is not necessary. There is no fee to Penn State students for nutrition services.