Nutrition and Physical Activity Services
Welcome to Nutrition and Physical Activity Services located at Student Health Services (SHS)! This section of the website contains information that describes the services offered by Wellness and Prevention Services that can help you achieve and maintain personal health and well-being.
Have you found yourself wondering...
- Is it possible for me to eat healthy while at college?
- What are some healthy snacks that will satisfy my midnight munchies?
- What are some healthier foods I can store in my refrigerator?
To find the answers to these and other nutrition questions, call Student Health Services to make an appointment with a staff Registered Dietitian. How do I make an appointment and what can I expect during an appointment?
There are 2 types of services provided: Individual Counseling and Outreach programs.
Make an appointment with one of the Dietitians if you need help with:
- Basic nutrition
- Vegetarian nutrition
- Eating disorders
- Weight gain or loss
- High Cholesterol
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Or any other nutrition-related issues
We also have a sports nutritionist on staff for UConn athletes and teams.
What is a registered dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert. RDs have nutrition training and clinical experience and have their credentials through the American Dietetic Association, Commission on Dietetic Registration. All of the Student Health Service's dietitians are RDs.
What is Wellness?
Wellness is a multidimensional approach to achieving optimal health and well-being. Wellness encompasses emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, multicultural, and occupational well-being. You're in luck because wellness opportunities abound on the UConn campus! Check out some of these websites for ideas for how to achieve wellness through various activities offered around campus.
Nutrition & Physical Activity Services Mission
Nutrition and Physical Activity Services aims to provide high quality services pertaining to nutrition, physical activity, eating disorders, and body image through individual counseling, presentations, and fairs. Registered Dietitians and Certified Personal Trainers motivate and assist students to achieve their personal health goals through scientifically proven models.
Topic of the Month
Nutrition Services' Cookbook
Contact & Location
- Student Health Services Building
3rd Floor, Rooms 303 & 308
234 Glenbrook Road Unit 4011
- Nutrition Office - 860-486-0771
- Appointments - 860-486-2719
- Meet Our Staff!
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
- Virginia Woolf