Nutrition and Lifestyle Education Initiatives

Reliable Nutrition & Lifestyle Resources:

If you have questions about your nutrition and diet, visit the reliable health and nutrition websites.

Food Allergy and Intolerance Awareness Information:

The HELM Program helps students identify and avoid foods which may contain common food allergens.  Meet with a member of the Dining Services Team to tour the Messiah food service venues.  You will learn about menu options that are compliant with your food allergy or intolerance, and find alternative food products.  Also, use the HELM food allergy and intolerance symbols to steer clear of food allergens.

The HELM Blog:

Check out our HELM nutrition and lifestyle blog for healthy topics, nutrition facts, interactive nutrition quizzes and activities, recipe and snack ideas, and nutrition in the news. 

The HELM Nutrition Education Sessions and Lottie Tours:

Upon request, student groups may schedule nutrition educational sessions and/or Lottie Nelson tours to learn more about healthier eating and lifestyle choices on campus.

The HELM Nutrition Events:

Look for these healthy nutrition events in the dining centers which promote healthier eating and lifestyle choices.

Individual Nutrition Counseling:

Students can speak to the Messiah College dietitian, Susan Gilbert, RD LDN, about their own nutritional needs in one-on-one counseling sessions at the Engle Center.  To schedule an appointment, please contact the Engle Center at extension 5357, or send an email to