Nutrition Services

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The Health and Wellbeing Initiative, in partnership with Fitness & Recreation now offers Nutrition Services by our own Vandagriff Nutrition Scholar. Nutrition Services are meant to enhance and empower overall wellness.

1-on-1 Nutrition Consultations

Free nutrition consultations are available for current TWU students. They are scheduled with a Vandagriff Nutrition Scholar, who has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, additional training in exercise and nutrition, and is a current graduate student in our Nutrition Program. The Vandagriff Scholar is not a Registered Dietitian (RD). Your consultation will include screening for any medical conditions or nutrition problems which may prohibit the Vandagriff Scholar from providing you with individualized nutrition recommendations. If you are not eligible for this free service, you will receive a referral to Student Health Services and other resources, as appropriate.

How can I schedule a nutrition consultation?

To meet with the Vadagriff Nutrition Scholar, complete a nutrition consultation form. Forms are also available at the Front Desk of the Fitness and Recreation Center.

What is a nutrition consultation?

A nutrition consultation will include reviewing the completed food frequency questionnaire, discussing personal goals, and providing appropriate nutrition education. Each session is individualized to meet your specific needs and goals.

What CAN you expect from your nutrition consultation?

  • Learn how to make reasonable changes in eating habits and behaviors
  • Set manageable goals for long-term results
  • Individualized recommendations and education on how to improve your diet.
  • Recipes and handouts to help you take steps towards healthier eating.
  • Behavior-based coaching on how to improve your diet.
  • Education on basic approaches to attain a healthy weight.
  • Recognize satiety cues and learn how to intuitive consume meals
  • Get evidence-based information applicable to your goals

What should you NOT expect from your nutrition consultation?

  • A prescription for medications or diet for weight loss. 
  • Recommendations for supplements.
  • Medical advice.

How long does it take to schedule an appointment?

Once your personal information is reviewed, the nutrition consultant will contact you within 7-10 business days to set up a time and send you a food frequency questionnaire that you will complete prior to your meeting.

What is a food frequency questionnaire?

A food frequency questionnaire consists of a finite list of foods and beverages with response categories to indicate usual frequency of consumption over the time. This allows the nutrition consultant to assess your current diet.

Is a follow-up necessary for everyone?

No. Follow-ups will be scheduled as needed. If you would like frequent follow-ups for accountability purposes, you can mention that to the nutrition consultant during your first meeting.

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